List of Hikes: Winter

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Llano de la Perdiz Loop

This walk explores the Llano de la Perdiz, an area of parkland above the Alhambra in Granada popular with locals for walking, cycling and Sunday picnics. You very soon leave the city behind, replacing it with views across to the Sierra Nevada to the south-east and the Sierra de Huétor to the north. The return part of the circuit offers views down into the Sacramonte valley and the Albaicín quarter of Granada.
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8 km   2 hours   225m   Easy         Downloads:     
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Melegís – Reservoir

A very pleasant stroll through the orange groves of the Lecrín Valley, this circuit starts in the pretty, white village of Melegís, and also takes in the Béznar reservoir. Continue reading

3.75km   1h 15min   93m   Easy         Downloads:     
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Melegís – Murchas

The GR-7 long-distance walking trail links the attractive Lecrín Valley villages of Melegís and Murchas. This walk takes you up from Melegís to Murchas on the GR-7, before returning by a differrent route to make an easy and pleasant circuit. Suitable for people of all ages and levels of fitness. Continue reading

5 km   1h 30min   160m   Easy         Downloads:     
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Picacho Alto

This walk takes you to the top of Picacho Alto (1,776 m) in the Alayos de Dilar, which are a row of jagged mountains made of limestone and dolomite. Although the Alayos are not particularly high, the scenery is amazing and the area feels quite remote. Some sections of the walk are very steep, but you get magnificent views of the city of Granada, the high peaks of the Sierra Nevada and the surrounding peaks of the Alayos. The final part of the walk takes you down a spectacular ravine. Continue reading

13 km   4 h 15 min   900 m   Hard         Downloads:     
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Pico de Lopera

Get stunning views of the Sierras de Alhama, Tejeda y Almijara Natural Park, as well as of the more distant Sierra Nevada on this easily manageable well-marked trail. Particularly beautiful in winter and spring, when the surrounding peaks are capped in snow. Continue reading

5.3 km   1 hour   300 m   Medium         Downloads:     
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Puente Palo Loop

A varied circuit that takes you through the dense forest, orchards and idyllic pastureland of the western Alpujarras. There is welcome shade as you climb up at the start of the walk, but after you reach the highest point of the walk there are lovely views over the Órgiva valley, the Rules reservoir and the hills beyond. If you’re staying in one of the villages in the Poquiera gorge, this is just a very short drive away in the next valley. Continue reading

13.5 km   4 hours   544m   Medium         Downloads:     
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Quéntar Circular

As you wind your way up from the village of Quéntar to the east of Granada, passing through almond and olive groves, you start to get panoramic views of the valley below you, the Quéntar reservoir, the mountains of the Sierra de Huétor and, finally, the peak of Veleta. On the walk back down, you pass a peaceful sanctuary and abundant orchards of pomegranate, persimmon, apple and fig trees. Continue reading

14.5 km   4 hours   595m   Medium         Downloads:     
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Restábal – Pinos del Valle

A pleasant walk between two white villages, with sweeping views across the Lecrín Valley, the Béznar reservoir and beyond to the Sierra Nevada. Stop for a drink and a snack at a cafe-bar in Pinos del Valle before heading back to Restábal or, if you have the energy, extend the trip by hiking down to a picnic area just above the reservoir. Continue reading

12 km   3 hours   430m   Medium         Downloads:     
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Restábal to Cónchar

This walk takes you between two pretty white villages in the Lecrín valley: Restábal, perched above the Béznar reservoir, and Cónchar, hidden away in a small valley. You follow one ridge out, and a different one back, so you have lovely views of the surrounding valley and up to the snow-capped mountains of the western Sierra Nevada. Continue reading

14km   4 hours   694m   Medium         Downloads:     
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Río Verde

This walk takes you down into a dramatic gorge where you can take a refreshing dip in the lovely green waters of the Rio Verde. In the gorge, peaceful pools alternate with waterfalls and fast-flowing rapids. Before you reach the gorge, the walk descends through a landscape of pine trees and wild herbs, past a fascinating waterfall with calcified tree trunks. Continue reading

14 km   5h 30min   1025m   Hard         Downloads:     
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