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Our most recommended Granada Day Trips

From Malaga: Granada Full-Day Trip with Alhambra

1. From Malaga: Granada Full-Day Trip with Alhambra

Enjoy a guided tour of the Alhambra monument, including a visit to the Nazari Palaces, Visit the Alhambra and the lively city of Granada without having to worry about tickets or transportation. Travel from Malaga by bus with a professional, bilingual driver. Explore the world famous Alhambra Palace, Enjoy priority access with no queues and beat the long lines. including Nasrid Palaces, Generalife, Alcazaba and Charles V Palace. Be amazed by the innovative water features and architecture of the Generalife gardens. Learn the unique history of the last outpost of Muslim Spain. Stroll through the historic city center of Granada. Admire the breathtaking views of the Granada region. Enjoy some free time in the city center to visit the cathedral, have lunch at a local restaurant or simply stroll through the streets and squares. Take a break in one of Granada's famous tapas bars before getting back on the bus for the return trip to Malaga.

From Granada: Rio Verde Canyoning Tour with Lunch

2. From Granada: Rio Verde Canyoning Tour with Lunch

Leaving at 08:30 from the meeting point in the city of Granada and even at the entrance of Rio Verde, we will travel one of the most beautiful routes through beautiful landscapes of the Sierra de Almijara Natural Park to reach the best place for the practice of canyoning in the Province of Granada. The Rio Verde with its turquoise waters, waterfalls and crystal clear wells, together with our team of bilingual certified guides, we create the ideal environment for the enjoyment and experience of this activity in complete safety. In the descent of the river we can slide down natural slides, jump into wells and rappel down the waterfalls, at the end of our activity we will enjoy some snacks and a toast to celebrate.

Sierra Nevada Small Group E-Bike Tour

3. Sierra Nevada Small Group E-Bike Tour

Reconnect with nature on an amazing e-bike tour of the Sierra Nevada National Park, and get stunning views of the surrounding landscape from the 2nd highest mountain range in Europe. Marvel at the lofty peaks of Mulhacén, towering 3,482 meters above sea level. Look for local wildlife, including the incredible mountain goats that make the rugged landscape their home. Put on the provided helmet and make yourself comfortable on the high-quality bikes. Then, cycle downhill through the rocky crags and feel the adrenaline pump through your blood. Ride at your own pace under the careful supervision of your guide, and get a better appreciation of the beauty of the mountains and ancient forest. Pedal through some of the famous white villages to experience a slice of local life.

Sacromonte Caves Museum Admission Ticket

4. Sacromonte Caves Museum Admission Ticket

Spend an enjoyable hour exploring the Cave House Museum of Sacromonte with this admission ticket. Visit 11 separate caves, housing re-created cave house dwellings. Gain an understanding of the culture, history and natural environment of the Sacromonte district. See kitchens and stables, and also traditional trades and crafts, such as basketry, ceramics and weaving. Learn about flamenco in the Sacromonte district. Learn about the plants, the geology and the landscape of the area in the outdoors garden. From the garden you’ll also have unique views of the Alhambra, the city and the Rio Darro Valley.

Alpujarra Experience: Historical Mountain Villages

5. Alpujarra Experience: Historical Mountain Villages

Discover one of Europe's richest botanical enclaves, through picturesque villages and a breathtaking mountain landscape. La Alpujarra is an extensive valley running across the southern foothills of the Sierra Nevada and the mountains of the Contraviesa Lújar, the Mediterranean coast and the Sierra de Gador. White buildings pepper the rugged terrain, matching the snow-capped peaks down amid the lush foliage. The first stop is the 19th-century town of Lanjarón, where you'll follow the flowing waters to Orgiva, the crossroads of the region and capital of La Alpujarra. From here continue through the magical towns of Caratuñas, Pampaneira, Pitres and Trevélez, the highest village in Spain, famous for its exquisite Iberian hams. Then, drive into the heart of the charming and picturesque villages of Bubion and Capileira, where you'll enjoy breathtaking views and a traditional lunch if you choose this option.

Electric Bike Tour with 2 Options to Explore Granada

6. Electric Bike Tour with 2 Options to Explore Granada

The Albaicín, a World Heritage Site, and Sacromonte are 2 of Granada’s most colorful, enchanting, and historical districts. Sacromonte is known for its caves in which gypsies celebrate nightly with their flamenco songs and dancing. Explore these areas on an electric bike tour accompanied by your instructor/guide who will ensure that you see the sights of interest. This is just 1 of 4 electric bike tour options in Granada. The tours range from 2-3 hours in duration, and all begin with a training session to familiarize you with the operation of the vehicle. If you don’t want miss any of Granada's nooks or crannies, choose the XL tour. You’ll travel through all the city’s neighborhoods on this 2nd option and see hidden places such as the Palace of Dar-al-Horra, the Paseo de los Tristes, the San Nicolas Viewpoint, and the Cuesta de Chapiz. Ride your electric bike along the paths and trails of the forest on the outskirts of Granada. On this 3rd tour option your guide will show you the magnificent views of the Albaycin and the Alhambra from the Silla del Moro viewpoint. On a 4th option you can enjoy one of the best sunsets in the world! Ride your electric bike with your guide to the top of Granada to enjoy the spectacular colors and the sights below.

From Granada: Day Trip Through Alpujarra

7. From Granada: Day Trip Through Alpujarra

Begin by heading south towards Lanjarón, the first city of the Alpujarra region. The route will continue through impressive landscapes until reaching Pampaneira, one of the highest cities in Spain and Europe. Here, enjoy the breathtaking views of the Poqueira Valley and take the most incredible photographs. After visiting this town, descend to Bubión, a city founded in Roman times, where you can walk through narrow streets and white houses. Then, your group will follow the route to Capileira, one of the most picturesque villages of La Alpujarra and Andalusia. Visit the interpretation center where a professional will explain everything you've seen on this excursion. Finally, visit a typical working house in the Alpujarra, where you will learn about the methods of production and their way of life.

From Granada: Beginner or Intermediate Level Rafting Trip

8. From Granada: Beginner or Intermediate Level Rafting Trip

Rafting is an active and recreational activity that consists of crossing the river bed in the opposite direction of the current on pneumatic rafts. With this fun-filled experience beginning in Granada, you can choose between two routes: The beginner route lasts 1.5 hours and is suitable for children from 6 years. This option is ideal for families and those who have never rafted but are interested in trying it out. The intermediate route lasts 3.5 hours and is suitable for children from 12 years old. This route is ideal for any type of person who is looking for an adrenaline-pumping experience on the Genil River.  You will be equipped with 5mm wetsuits, neoprene socks, life jackets, helmets, paddles, and water cameras to immortalize the experience.

From Malaga: Alhambra Guided Tour with Entry Tickets

9. From Malaga: Alhambra Guided Tour with Entry Tickets

Immerse yourself in the history of the Alhambra on this this day trip from Malaga. Explore one of the finest examples of Moorish architecture in the world with a guide. Visit the Nasrid Palaces of Granada and the Palace of Charles V.  Be picked up from the meeting point in Malaga. Sit back and relax on the scenic countryside drive to Granada. Enter the Alhambra complex and let the city views of Granada take your breath away.   See the intricate details, fountains, and frescos in the Nasrid Palaces. Wander through the reception halls and royal quarters in the palace. Explore the main fortification, the Alcazaba. Climb the Torre de la Vela watchtower.  Enter the Palace of Charles V and see the artwork and artifacts housed within this Renaissance-era building. Finally, wander through the tranquil gardens of the Generalife estate and hear the sounds of running water from the fountains. Return to Malaga at the end of your tour. 

Sierra Nevada Trip from Granada

10. Sierra Nevada Trip from Granada

Explore one of the most recognized sites in the Sierra Nevada National Park. Nicknamed the Sister of the Alps and the Himalayas, this region is unique for the murmur of streams, legendary lagoons, the myriad of waterfalls snow tunnels, and high mountain meadows.  This tour will expose the secrets of the region to you, as a guide will divulge details and show highlights. Even in high summer months, you will be able to touch snow or fill your lungs with the freshest air.  Touring at more than 2,600 meters above altitude, the ecosystem vastly differs from any other. The refreshing experience reveals forests from legend and landscapes from cinema. In summer it is no less impressive since you will expore Veleta, the second-highest peak in the Iberian Peninsula.

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What people are saying about Granada

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 2,290 reviews

Great experience. A perfect foil to the lovely architecture of Granada. This is as you’re in the nature. It’s a long ride and about 57kms for the full route. There are bits which are difficult which wouldn’t be possible without the very well maintained e-bikes. An experience not worth missing.

This was an excellent experience and I cannot recommend it enough if you are traveling to Granada. Jorge was a fantastic guide every step of the way. He was instantly family to the group, friendly, cautious, professional, and accommodating. I had an absolute blast, you will too.

It was a fantastic trip, with lots of fun and an adventure feeling. Super punctual pickup from Jorge and very professional escort through the Río Verde. The nature is beautiful and the tour is definitely worth it! Thank you again for the great experience. Lisa&Chris

Hola! Thanks for a great day! Hiked, canyoned, snacked, canyoned some more then at the end had a late lunch. Highly recommend to anyone who wants to escape the city for a day and spend it amongst nature. Gracias Harry.

Amazing experience. Easy transport to/from Granada and an excellent tour.