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La Ruta del Jamón, is a circular route by road bike that crosses different regions of the province, crossing places of great historical-cultural and natural interest, along winding roads.
We leave from Granada, center of the kingdom of Granada in the time of the Muslim occupation, accompanied by the Alhambra and other historical monuments dotted around the city. We enter the eastern valley until the Sierras de Quéntar and La Peza already in the region of Guadix, one of the holes that form the rosary of depressions that are interspersed in the Betic Cordilleras, within a belt of mountains (Sierra Nevada, Sierra Of Baza, Sierra Arana and the Mencal) acquiring, due to its high average altitude, superior to the 900 m, almost the character of plateau. We now pass through the zenete region, with a landscape of contrasts between the slopes that prelude the Sierra Nevada and the arid lunar landscape of the Montes Orientales. Among the reddish hues of the Hoya de Guadix and the green valleys of the rivers that bathe the region, giving way to the Alpujarra, mountainous place and with sinuous roads, ideal for our activity. Due to their geography, especially mountainous, the villages have adapted to the unevenness, reason why their houses are staggered and oriented to the south, to take advantage of the good Mediterranean climate. The streets, cobbled and winding, invite to the walk, to breathe peace and tranquility. It really seems that time has stopped in the Alpujarra. We will leave by the valley of Lecrín that will take us back again to Granada. Come to know its valleys, its mountains, its culture, its gastronomy, do not miss it.
- Longest climb: Port of La Ragua (+ 850m), 14 kilometers of climb to 6.1%.
- Harder climb: Puerto de La Ragua (+ 850m), 14 kilometers of climb to 6.1%.
- During the whole trip it is advisable to taste the gastronomy.
- Important cultural heritage.
- It passes through 33 villages.
Road Type: Road Bike – Circular – Self-Guided
Departure: Granada (Andalusia)
Arrival: Granada (Andalusia)
Total distance: 251 km
Nº stages: 2-3 (choose your option)
Positive slope: 4640m
Maximum elevation: 850m
Max height: 2000m – 460m
Physical Difficulty: High-Very High
Accommodation in M / P according option (1-2 nights)
Map + track path
Meals en route
What is not specified in the section includes
GPS locator hire
Transfer from Airport
Pick-up service in case of abandonment
Es posible alquilar un GPS y Localizador para realizar su ruta
What to see in Granada
Sierra de Quéntar
The white water river accompanies us by the ascent that takes us to Quéntar, (people created at the time of the Muslim occupation in century XIII, where silk was produced and that counts on a representation of Moors and Christians that commemorate the conquest and reconquest ), Gives us passage to the mountainous area of Quéntar, mainly wooded mass of repopulation pine. Accompanying us always the white water river, small, with a flow of which one could not think that it will form the great dam of Quéntar (13 cubic hectometres of capacity), constructed in years 70, one of the two that supply of water to the city from Granada. In its route through a sinuous and little frequented road, we find the ecosystems of a mountain river, with streams, waterfalls, rafts and wooded spaces, where points are still conserved in which the authentic vegetation of riverbank survives, although in the greater Part of the channel is altered by reforestation of pines and the presence of avenues planted to give shade.
What to see in the Quéntar
Church of the Incarnation S.XVI, popular festivals of Moors and Christians, hot springs (70 years), trekking routes and btt, birth white water river.
Shire of Guadix and Marquesado del Zenete
The region of Guadix and El Marquesado, formed by an immense plateau, is located east of Granada. Composed of the locality of Guadix and the surrounding towns, this area enjoys a rich archaeological and historical legacy. Landscape of contrasts between the slopes that prelude the Sierra Nevada and the arid lunar landscape of the Eastern Mountains. Among the reddish tones of the Hoya de Guadix and the green valleys of the rivers that bathe the region. Crossing of roads from the most remote antiquity, we find in its territory dolmens, Iberian remains and the Roman city of Acci (Guadix) founded by Julio Cesar. In the 8th century the Muslims arrived and although they were expelled eight centuries later, the Islamic legacy still survives in Mudejar churches, cultivation techniques and Arab place names.
What to see in Comarca de Guadix and Marquesado del Zenete
Cathedral of Guadix, center of interpretation of troglodyteism (beas de Guadix), Mudejar church Nuestra Señora de la Asunción (Jérez del Marquesado), Jérez del Marquesado, Lanteira, Alquife mines, Calahorra Castle, Route of the chestnut trees of Hueneja, caves of purullena, gorafe, treking park natural-national Sierra Nevada.
The Alpujarra is a natural paradise formed by a series of picturesque white villages of great beauty that extend between the southern slope of Sierra Nevada and the Mediterranean coast, between the provinces of Granada and Almeria. An area of contrasts, with a rugged relief formed by valleys and ravines. By the Alpujarra have been passed Iberians, Celts, Romans and Visigoths, but it was the Muslims who left the greatest trace during his presence in the time of Al-Andalus. Not in vain, the Alpujarra was the place where the Nasrid kingdom was held after being defeated by the Catholic Monarchs in 1492. There the Moriscos remained for many more years, until they were finally expelled after the end of the Rebellion of the Alpujarras (1568-1.571) in which the Moorish population rose before the Pragmatic Sanction of 1567. In that edict, promulgated by Philip II, limited the religious and cultural freedoms of the Moors, to force them to abandon their customs and way of life to actually become Catholicism, or at least to appear. Today we see the reflection of the Muslim passage through the area in architecture, local cuisine, carpet weaving, agricultural landscape and, among other aspects, the presence of names of Arab origin.
What to see in La Alpujarra
Lanjarón (spa, castle), ravine of the poqueira (Panpaneira, Bubuón, Capileira), sour fountain, Trevélez (dryers of Ham), Busquistar, Valor, Pórtugos, Pitres. Natural environment and treking throughout the area.
Data route of the ham
RUTA DEL JAMÓN (ONROAD)
You can perform the route in a variety of stages as you prefer. Below we show you all the data of the stages available for this route.
Data STEP 1 Granada – La Calahorra (88 km)
|Increased slope + accumulated: 1597 m||Physical Difficulty: Medium|
Data STEP 2 La Calahorra – Trevélez (77 km)
|Increased slope + accumulated: 1983m||Physical Difficulty: Hard|
Data STEP 3 Trevélez – Granada (86 km)
|Increased slope + accumulated: 1060m||Physical Difficulty: Medium|
The distances, altimetrías and unevenness are data that can not exactly be likened to all the models of GPS. The data shown has been registered with GPS devices.
Datos ETAPA 1 Granada – Laroles (117 Km)
|Desnivel + acumulado: 2451m||Dificultad Física: Muy Alta|
Datos ETAPA 2 Laroles – Granada (134 km)
|Desnivel + acumulado: 2189m||Dificultad Física: Muy Alta|
Las distancias, altimetrías y desniveles son datos que pueden no justarse con exactitud a todos los modelos de GPS. Los datos que se muestran han sido registrados con dispositivos GPS