Ecotourism in Granada

What is ecotourism?

Ecotourism is defined as “responsible travel to natural areas that conserves the environment, sustains the well-being of the local people, and involves interpretation and education”.

Since we assume that climbers, mountaineers and outdoor fans like us always respect the nature and environment in which we are doing our beloved sports, and we all leave no trace, for us the focus on our ecotourism offers is mainly about the aspects of learning and supporting local businesses.

To do so, we teamed up with our partners from Sierra & Sol, who offer many ecotouristic activities around Granada, where you can learn a lot about Granadas nature, history and visit local businesses.

What do we offer?

Our partners from Sierra & Sol can arrange multi-day adventures or full holidays, but since we are more thinking on nice activities for you on rest days, we picked a few half-day or one-day trips, that we recommend you to do, on a day off from sports. The things we picked, are “off the beaten path” – it will be things you get to see, that not every tourist is seeing!

You can find a few of those offers below, but if you want to do other things, like a pottery course, horseriding or whatever you maybe read somewhere and you are interested in, feel free to write us an email, call us, or just talk to us when you are here 🙂

Solana de Granada - Climbing and outdoor hostel: ecotourism hike penon de la mata

Selection of ecotourism activities

Our listings show the minimum amount of people necessary for the activity and the regarding price per person, but for most activities it gets cheaper if you have bigger groups! Just ask us about it.

Silleta del Padul & organic olive oil factory

An amazing hike over Dilar and Durcal with spectacular 360° views of the Sierra Nevada and the Sierras de Alhama, Tejeda y Almijara and Granada. You will also see the organic olive oil production of the old family business Quaryat Dillar and get to taste different oils there.

A prehistoric hike: Gorafe and Alicun

A guided hiking trip including paleontology and archaeology sights in the semi-desert area of Gorafe. Three short hikes with a beautiful landscape: two of them will be walks between Bronze Age Dolmens and one will be a hike along the irrigation canal of Alicun, which is an unbelievable geological phenomenon.

Hike the cliffs of Maro and the peak Cerro Gordo

An excursion that runs through a Natural Area protected at European level as Site of Community Importance (SIC), due to the habitats and species that live here both on the cliffs and under the sea. It passes along the coast of Granada (Almuñécar) and Málaga (Nerja).

Walking Granada: A bird’s eye view

A very special walk through the quarters of Albaicin and Sacromonte, with amazing views to the Alhambra and a visit to the caves museum in Sacromonte.

Discovering the water of the Alhambra

A circular guided walking trail that introduces you to the water cycle in the Generalife and the Alhambra. You will have great views and discover the old irrigation system.