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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 Natural Park of Huetor Santillán, a great viewpoint towards Sierra Nevada and important reserve, producer of flows that feed all its surroundings, being the place where different rivers are born, among them the darro, in charge of supplying water to the Alhambra itself . We continue through the Dehesa del Camarate, one of the most precious botanical treasures of all the Sierra Nevada National Park, as it houses the best and most complete mixed forest of all the province of Granada and much of Andalusia. Return to Granada for Cortijuela, a place of extreme ecological value and belonging to the National Park of Sierra Nevada, entering the valley of Granada, pantry of the city watered by the waters of the land of the sun (sierra nevada).

  • Longest climb: Dehesa del Camarate (+ 998m), 14 kilometers up to 7%.
  • Hardest climb: From charcoal to dornajo (+ 605m), 6.7 km to 7.9%.
  • During the whole trip it is advisable to taste the gastronomy.
  • Important cultural heritage.
  • It passes through 9 villages.

Data sheet

Type Road: BTT – Circular – Self-guided

Departure: Granada

Arrival: Granada

Total distance: 220 km

Nº stages: 3-4-5 (choose your option)

Positive slope: 6100m

Maximum elevation: 998m

Maximum height: 2290m – 684m

Physical Difficulty: High-Very High

Technical Difficulty: Low-Medium

Track: 12% – Sidewalk: 74% – Road: 14%

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Guide

Pick-up service in case of abandonment

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So that you can come with your partner, family or friends not cyclists, we prepare for your companions all the necessary information so they can follow your route in parallel with an alternative plan, visits, gastronomy, culture and sport (hiking in different places adapted to The companions). Your companions will sleep with you and enjoy together after each stage.

Es posible alquilar un GPS y Localizador para realizar su ruta

At the foot of Sierra Nevada, between the rivers Darro and Genil, extends one of the most interesting cities of Spain. The impressive Andalusian legacy adds to the architectural gems of the Renaissance and to the most modern facilities of the 21st century. The fact that it was the last city reconquered by the Catholic Monarchs in 1492 gives Granada an unmistakable Arabic aroma. Its gastronomy, crafts and urbanism are determined by its glorious historical past. Fountains, viewpoints and Cármenes, the houses surrounded by gardens characteristic of this city, contribute to create unforgettable corners. Not in vain, one of its old neighborhoods, the Albaicín, is a World Heritage Site along with The Alhambra and the Generalife. Important cultural center for long centuries, both during Muslim and Christian government, currently enjoys an enviable cultural and leisure agenda.

What to see in Granada

The Alhambra, neighborhood of the Albaicin, San Nicolas viewpoint, Cathedral, royal chapel, the Carthusian monastery, walk of the sad ones, Sacromonte neighborhood, Sierra Nevada, Carlos V Palace, Generalife, Alcaicería, San Cristobal viewpoint, The Alpujarras, the carderería (street of the teterías), park of the sciences, palace of the madraza, etc.

ruta btt granada sierra nevada
ruta btt granada sierra nevada

Sierra de Huetor Natural Park

The Natural Park of the Sierra de Huétor, from its privileged position in the center of the province, proudly shows a group of mountain ranges in which there are important mountainous elevations, narrow ravines, cliffs, calares – zones where rocks of limestone nature abound – and streams. The rugged orography of this mountain is the result of an intense geological activity that originated numerous fractures in the surface. This complex relief together with the abundant vegetation that populate the park, configure a space of beautiful landscapes. The limestone nature of these mountains makes typical karstic formations arise. The important role of water in this natural park, both as an element capable of modeling the landscape and constituting the vital support for a good number of animals and plants, is manifested in the numerous caves that open in different parts of the protected territory. Among them, stands out the “Water Cave” of national fame.

What to see in the Huetor Natural Park

Landscape, flora and fauna, botanical garden, black meadow spot, water cave, ruins old hospital of lepers, different remains of the trenches of the Spanish Civil War, climbing areas, performing treking.

Dehesa del Camarate

La Dehesa del Camarate is one of the most treasured botanical treasures of the Sierra Nevada National Park, as it houses the best and most complete mixed forest of all the province of Granada and much of Andalusia. In this authentic arche of Noe botany there are numerous deciduous species such as oak melojos, wild cherry, serbales, maples, majuelos, quejigos, maguillos, ash trees, willows, barberry …, which are one of the best offers to meet again autumn. All this richness, in a few days, this privileged space offers us different landscapes, full of color, where red, orange, yellow, ocher and green tones are mixed (as if by magic) to the delight of the visitor.

Qué ver en la Dehesa del Camarate

Paisaje (impresionantes vistas de las caras nortes más importantes de Sierra Nevada (Mulhacén, Alcazaba, Veleta), flora y fauna, restos antigua hermita, tentadero (seguramente el más alto de España).

ruta btt granada sierra nevada
ruta btt granada sierra nevada

La Cortijuela

La Cortijuela is a forestry house that gives its name to the area, located inside the National Park of Sierra Nevada and which houses one of the botanical gardens within the network of natural reserves of Andalusia. The Botanic Garden of the Cortijuela was created in 1965, at 1600 meters of altitude, in the same skirts of the peak of the Trevenque. More than 200 different species are reproduced here, many of them included in the categories of “vulnerable” and “in danger of extinction”, such as the Maple of Granada, Narciso de Sierra Nevada, Manzanilla real, Acebo, or Melojo oak between others. It also reproduces and preserves 400 vegetal taxa of Sierra Nevada and its foothills. Within the sands of the Trevenque, this area is unique not only for its morphology, but also for the biodiversity that it shelters in its skirts and ravines. The tree cover is scarce, leaving much space for the bushes, especially of tomillares, salviares and lavandares. In this space coexist a series of endemisms that are typical of the skirts of the Trevenque and others that are shared by the not so far: Sierras de Almijara and Tejeda. Therefore, in this small area, there are Nevadian and exclusive endemisms of the province of Granada and malacitanos-almijarienses endemisms present in the provinces of Malaga and Granada. This singularity of species is mainly due to the type of soil.

What to see in Cortijuela

Landscape, flora and fauna, botanical garden, dilar river, Trevenque Peak and other different treking.

Datos ruta Granada

RUTA REINO DE GRANADA

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 – Beas (40 km)

Increased slope + accumulated: 1019 m Physical / Technical Difficulty: Average High / Medium Pista: 74 % – Sidewalk: 7 % – Carretera: 19 %

Data STEP 2 Beas – Lugros (53 km)

Increased slope + accumulated: 1442m Physical / Technical Difficulty: Alta / Media Track: 91% – Sidewalk: 4% – Road: 5%

Data STEP 3 Lugros – Tocón de Quéntar (42 km)

Increased slope + accumulated: 1158m Physical / Technical Difficulty: Medium / Medium Track: 74% – Sidewalk: 26% – Road: 0%

Data STEP 4 Tocón de Quéntar – Güejar Sierra (35 km)

Increased slope + accumulated: 1014m Physical / Technical Difficulty: Medium / Medium-Average Track: 70% – Sidewalk: 15% – Road: 15%

Data STEP 5 Güejar Sierra – Granada (50 km)

Increased slope + accumulated: 1468m Physical / Technical Difficulty: Alta / Media Pista: 59 % – Sidewalk: 9 % – Carretera: 31 %

Data STEP 1 Granada – Beas (40 km)

Increased slope + accumulated: 1019 m Physical / Technical Difficulty: Medium High / High Track: 74% – Sidewalk: 7% – Road: 19%

Data STEP 2 Beas – Lugros (53 km)

Increased slope + accumulated: 1442m Physical / Technical Difficulty: Alta / Media Track: 91% – Sidewalk: 4% – Road: 5%

Data STEP 3 Lugros – Quéntar (66 km)

Increased slope + accumulated: 1709m Physical / Technical Difficulty: Alta-Muy Alta / Media Track: 71% – Sidewalk: 24% – Road: 5%

Data STEP 4 Quéntar – Granada (61 km)

Increased slope + accumulated: 1931m Physical / Technical Difficulty: Muy alta / Media Track: 63% – Sidewalk: 8% – Road: 29%

Datos ETAPA 1 Granada – Tocón de Quéntar (71Km)

Desnivel + acumulado: 2028m Dificultad Física/Técnica: Muy Alta / Media Pista: 82 %  – Vereda: 7 % – Carretera: 11  %

Datos ETAPA 2 Tocón de Quéntar – Tocón de Quéntar (65 km)

Desnivel + acumulado: 1591m Dificultad Física/Técnica: Alta / Media Pista: 79 %  – Vereda: 17 % – Carretera: 4 %

Datos ETAPA 3 Tocón de Quéntar – Granada (85 km)

Desnivel + acumulado: 2481m Dificultad Física/Técnica: Muy Alta / Media Pista: 64 % – Vereda: 12 % – Carretera: 24 %

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