List of Hikes: Winter

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Albuñuelas – Cruz Chiquita

The village of Albuñuelas lies tucked away in the furthest corner of the Lecrín valley, so not many people find their way here. This walk takes in sections of the GR-7 long-distance walking trail to create a loop that starts and ends in the village. As you head up into the hills you soon get great views of the Lecrín valley and the Sierra Nevada, which you continue to enjoy for much of the walk.
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17 km   4h 45 min   645 m   Medium         Downloads:     
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Albuñuelas – Río Saleres

A short walk that goes out along the GR-7 long-distance walking trail before returning on the other side of the Saleres river. Lovely views of the villages in the Lecrín valley, as well as to El Caballo in the Sierra Nevada. Continue reading

6 km   1 h 45 min   258 m   Easy         Downloads:     
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Beas de Granada – Granada

Following the crest of the ridge between Beas and Granada, this walk has some of the best views of the full length of the Sierra Nevada mountains to be had anywhere. It is particularly spectacular in winter, when you can see all of the snow-capped peaks, from El Caballo in the west to Picon de Jerez in the east. As it takes you right back into the heart of Granada, it’s the perfect walk if you’re staying in the city. The shepherds who established this old right of way certainly knew how to pick a good route! Continue reading

16 km   4-5 h   385m   Medium         Downloads:     
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Boca de la Pesca

The twin-peaked Boca de la Pesca (“the fish’s mouth”) is a tiny mountain in comparison with those around it, but from the top there are commanding views of the high peaks of the Sierra Nevada, Trevenque, the Dilar valley and the city of Granada down on the plain below. This walk is best in the late afternoon when the light is softer and you have more chance of some shade on the short but fairly steep climb. Continue reading

8 km   2h 15min   404m   Medium         Downloads:     
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Cahorros

With its wild flowers, fruit trees heavy with apricots, almonds, cherries, apples and pomegranates, a cascading river and lavender, thyme and rosemary, the lush Monachil valley is a beautiful area for walking. Kids will love the hanging bridges and the dramatic gorge, and this walk is particularly recommended when the flowers are out in spring and when the leaves turn gold in autumn. Continue reading

8 km   2 hours   400 m   Medium         Downloads:     
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Camino de los Neveros – Monachil

This walk hugs the edge of the urban area between Granada and Monachil, making it very easily accessible. The surroundings are perhaps not as pristine as in other areas, but this is more than made up for by great views of Granada, the high mountains of the Sierra Nevada, and the Monachil and Genil valleys. Part of the walk uses the Camino de los Neveros, a route used historically to collect snow from the high mountains for the refrigerators of Granada. Monachil has several cafés and restaurants for a break along the route. Continue reading

12 km   3h 30min   438m   Medium         Downloads:     
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Cañada Sereno

Great family walk with a lovely meadow where you can stop for a picnic half way round. Stone benches with fantastic views mean that there are plenty of places where you can stop for breather. Refill your water bottles at the source of the River Darro, one of the two rivers that run through Granada. Continue reading

12 km   3 hours   358m   Easy         Downloads:     
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Canal de la Espartera

From Trevenque’s dusty, arid slopes to the lush vegetation and crashing waterfalls of the Dilar valley, this walk packs in a huge variety of scenery. Bathed in the warm evening light, the striking peaks of Trevenque and Boca de la Pesca take on subtle shades of gold and red. Continue reading

14 km   4 h 30 min   500 m   Medium         Downloads:     
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Cerro de Maúllo

For most of the Spanish Civil War, the front between the Republicans and Nationalists ran close to Granada, and so the hills are dotted with the ruins of fortifications and trenches. This short walk takes you through pleasant wooded countryside to a relatively well-preserved Nationalist trench complex, from which there are also great views of the Sierra Nevada. Continue reading

3.5 km   1 hour   161m   Easy         Downloads:     
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Cerro Huenes

This is a pleasant loop around Cerro Huenes, a small mountain on the edge of the Sierra Nevada. For the first part of the walk you have views down to the city of Granada, while later you can see up to the higher mountains to your south, including Veleta. Mostly the path runs through quite open countryside, but there are a few short sections of forest. Continue reading

12.5km   3h 45 min   600m   Medium         Downloads:     
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