Walking around Granada: Sacromonte, Albayzin and Alhambra forest

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Granada offers an unforgettable picture at the foot of the Alhambra.  The course of the Darro River constitutes an emblematic artery from Plaza Nueva  to the Paseo de los Tristes.  Opposite the Alhambra, on the opposite bank, the streets and alleways twist and turn up to the Albayzin, the essence of the Islamic town´s original population. The Camino del Sacromonte, filled with passways prickly bushes and spectacular wiewpoints, is full of true flavour and flamenco feel. You will just love its cave-homes and its courious landscape.   After crossing the Darro river wich divides  the Sabica and Valparaíso hills, we will climb up towards  the  Alhambra’s “Acequia Real” (Royal Irrigation Channel) and the so-called Moor’s chair. Finally we will head down through the forest of the Alhambra to return to the centre.

About 7 km, and 250 meters height difference.

Walking around Granada: Albayzin, Sacromonte and Alhambra forest

Walking around Granada: Albayzin, Sacromonte and Alhambra forest

Setting out from the centre on foot we will take a stroll through the old Muslim neighbourhood, the Albaicín, and then walk the length of the quiet neigbourhood Sacromonte, with its historic cave-houses. We visit the Sacromonte cultural centre where you can have a look into some historical caves and the way of living in that time. After crossing the Darro river, we will climb on a beautiful trail to the Alhambra's "Acequia Real" and the so-called Moor’s Chair (Silla del Moro) with an incredible view over Granada and the Alhambra. At the end we will head down through the forest of the Alhambra to finally return to the hotel.

Guided Hiking route through Granada: Albayzin, Sacromonte and river Darro valley


Guided walking route starting from your hotel in Granada into the river Darro valley with beautiful views of the town and the Alhambra. Including visit of Cave Interpretation Centre in the Sacromonte, picnic and a coffee in the Albayzin.

Picnic en route


Service included in guided group tours consisting of a picnic to be enjoyed en route by travellers, usually containing: Fresh fruit, Carbohydrate-rich food (pasta, rice, etc.), protein-rich food (omelettes, cold or cured meats, etc.) energy-rich food (biscuits, cakes, chocolate, energy bars, dried fruit etc.) and drinks (fruit juices/soft drinks).

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