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Hiking Southern Spain: Authentic Andalusia

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Tour Itinerary

Spend two nights in a cave hotel in Guadix, Savour local flavours at a wine tasing in Competa, Wander through villages on the northern foothills of Sierra Nevada, Trek Caminito del Re—once considered one of the most dangerous footpaths in the world.

Countries Visited


Cities Visited

Canillas de Albaida , Granada , Guadix , Guadix

  1. Day 1
    Granada/Benalúa de Guadix
    Arrive in Granada by 4pm to meet your CEO and fellow travellers. From our meeting point at Hotel Plaza Nueva, hop in a private transfer to Benalúa de Guadix. After a short welcome meeting, opt to head out for dinner with the group.
    Transport: Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.
    Activity: Your opportunity to meet your CEO and fellow travellers, and learn more about your tour. Opt to join the group for a local meal afterwards. Don't forget to see the notice in the lobby (or ask reception) for the official time and place to meet up with the group.
    Accommodation: Cuevas la Granja Hotel (or similar)
  2. Day 2
    Benalúa de Guadix
    Walk with the group from the hotel into the surrounding landscape. View the eroded hills dotted with cave dwellings. The hills are quite similar in looks to the ones in the deserts of Arizona. Stop at the viewpoint in Benalua to take in everything before continuing along the ridge with sweeping views across the valley until reaching Guadix. The group will enjoy time for a light lunch on their own in the Guadix historic centre and then be transferred by private vehicle to Cueva Museo for a glimpse of life in a traditional cave dwelling.
    Activity: From the hotel, trek into surrounding landscape of eroded hills - reminescenet of deserts in Arizona and dotted by cave dwellings. From a nice viewpoint in Benalua, continue along the ridge offering fabulous views across the valley and the Sierra Nevada until reaching Guadix. Elevation change: +250/-150m Highest altitude: 970 metres about sea level Duration: About 4 1/2 hours walking time Distance: 12km
    Transport: Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.
    Activity: Stop by the Guadix Caves Visitor Centre, or Cueva Museo, to learn about how the region's impressive caves have housed local families for generations. Walk through a traditional cave-dweller's home and observe its unique cultural aspects.
    Accommodation: Cuevas la Granja Hotel (or similar)

    Meals:   Breakfast
  3. Day 3
    Benalúa de Guadix/Canillas de Albaida
    On today's hike, travel towards the Sierra de Huetor, a range of rugged hills north of the Sierra Nevada. Trek through forests of pine and take in panoramic views of the mountains. Later, continue to Canillas de Albaida, nestled along the slopes of the Sierra de Almijara.
    Activity: With fantastic views of the Sierra Nevada, hike a circular route through the Sierra de Huétor Natural Park and admire the area's beautiful rolling landscape, dotted with rocky crags, hidden caves and natural springs. Elevation change: +/-400m Highest altitude: 1.561m
    Transport: Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.
    Transport: Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.
    Accommodation: Posada La Plaza Canillas de Albaida (or similar)

    Meals:   Breakfast
  4. Day 4
    Canillas de Albaida
    Today you are going to explore Caminito del Rey, once the world's most hazardous footpath. This almost 8-kilometre path was once considered one of the most dangerous in the world. Today the entire route has been carefully restored, but although it's now much safer, one thing hasn't changed - the unique experience of strolling along walkways hanging over 100 metres up on a sheer cliff face. The views are unforgettable. In 1921, King Alfonso XIII officially opened this feat of engineering, taking the walkway to the Conde de Guadalhorce dam, and since then it has been known as "the King's little walk" - Caminito del Rey.
    Transport: Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.
    Activity: Trek Caminito del Rey, a walkway carved into the walls of a steep, narrow gorge near the town of Ardales. The route is spectacular from beginning to end, running through cliffs, canyons, and a large valley, with hanging bridges and walkways built into the rocks - at times over 100m above the bottom of the gorge! The area is also inhabited by a wide variety of plant and animal species; with a little luck, you can see highland birds like Egyptian vultures, griffon vultures, or golden eagles, and mammals such as wild boar and Iberian ibex.
    Transport: Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.
    Accommodation: Posada La Plaza Canillas de Albaida (or similar)

    Meals:   Breakfast
  5. Day 5
    Canillas de Albaida
    Take on the Sierra de Almijara, a range of marble-rich mountains that meander down to the Mediterranean coast. Hike up to the Puerto Blanquillo mountain pass at an altitude of 1.260m before descending to the village of Competa. Enjoy a tasting at a local winery. Walk an ancient path through lush fruit orchards and fields.
    Activity: Enjoy a sampling of wines from a renowned local winemaker.
    Activity: Take a short drive to Fabrica dela Luz, the starting point of our trek up the Sierra de Almijara. Follow a gentle uphill trail along a river towards the Puerto Blanquillo mountain pass at an altitude of 1.260m. Pause at the top and admire incredible views across the valley. Descend towards the quaint mountain village of Competa, known for its locally produced wines. Elevation change: +/-700m Highest altitude: 1.260m
    Accommodation: Posada La Plaza Canillas de Albaida (or similar)

    Meals:   Breakfast
  6. Day 6
    Canillas de Albaida
    Depart at any time.
    Activity: Not ready to leave? Your CEO can help with travel arrangements to extend your adventure.

    Meals:   Breakfast

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5 breakfasts

Private vehicle, hiking.

Your Welcome Moment: Welcome Moment - Meet Your CEO and Group. Hikes through the Sierra Nevada Foothills, Sierra de Huetor, and the Blanquillo Mountain Pass to Competa Village. Cueva Museo Visit (Benalúa de Guadix). Local Wine Tasting (Cómpeta). An unforgettable hike on the Caminito del Rey. CEO (Chief Experience Officer) throughout. All transport between destinations and to/from included activities.

Health and Safety Protocols for G Adventures Tours

Travel with Confidence

Your safety, as well as the safety of employees and partners, has always been G Adventures top priority, which is why new physical distancing and cleaning measures have been put in place on all of the tours. New Travel with Confidence policy features new health and safety procedures from the moment you arrive to the moment you leave, without taking away from having the time of your life. The policy will evolve as time goes on and as G Adventures continues to monitor local public health recommendations, but what won't change is the commitment to keeping you safe as you explore big, beautiful world.

Before you join us

Global Connection Officers

GCOs (the people who answer when you call us) are available 24/7 to help with any questions you have prior to your trip, so you can feel confident and safe before leaving. No matter what time of day, they're there to respond to you — even at 3AM. They'll be up to date on local regulations and restrictions and can guide you through your travel process as smoothly as possible. And if you don't feel well before travelling, there's the Book with Confidence policy that helps you reschedule your trip for when you do, which they can help you with too (terms & conditions apply). If you book flights with us and there are any changes, rest assured that the team will support you by making new arrangements on your behalf.

Smaller groups

Groups have always been small. This offers security, access, camaraderie, and a connection with your destination you won't get by travelling on bus tours or on your own. The average group size is 12, ensuring travellers can engage with each other without being squeezed together like sardines — and that was before physical distancing became a reality. Plus, if you have 8 or more friends you'd like to adventure with, you can reserve the entire trip!

My own room

If you're joining one of the small group tours on your own, good on ya! If you are a solo traveller sharing a room with someone, G Adventures will do their best to ensure they will be your roommate for the entire journey to support distancing efforts. G Adventures has 'My Own Rooms' available as an extra option for tours (pending availability), and they'll be offering more of these at more affordable prices to make it even easier to have a bit more space.

When you arrive

Chief Experience Officers

CEOs are responsible for ensuring you have the time of your life while keeping you as safe as possible. Here's how they're ready to do that:

  • They're trained in First Aid, CPR, and other safety protocols
  • They're supported 24/7 by the field staff in offices around the world who are well-equipped to handle emergencies
  • They can help you find local clinics if you're feeling sick
  • They'll receive new training to ensure they are up to date on all health and safety policies during these evolving times
  • They have extensive local knowledge to proactively help you navigate wherever you're travelling
  • Their local knowledge allows for greater flexibility when it comes to knowing the best time to visit certain highlights to avoid crowds whenever possible and suggesting the restaurants with the strictest hygiene practices or those where you can reserve your own table or room in advance
  • They'll wear face masks when necessary based on local guidelines and recommendations

You & your fellow travellers

Travellers' safety and wellbeing is G Adventures biggest concern. If you're not feeling well before your departure, G Adventures has a Book with Confidence policy that provides you with flexibility and freedom to delay leaving until you're back to 100% healthy (terms & conditions apply). If you have a fever or any other symptoms on tour, you may be required to have a doctor clear you before rejoining us. All travellers are requested to bring face coverings, whether they're buffs, face masks or bandanas (extra style points encouraged). G Adventures makes every effort to have hand sanitizer available, but recommend bringing your own.

While on tour

Planes, trains, automobiles and more

Small private transport vehicles

  • Every surface in G Adventures well-kept fleet of private vehicles will get at least one daily deep cleaning
  • Each traveller will have a daily assigned seat
  • Hand-sanitizer will be required every time you board the vehicle
  • Facial coverings will be recommended while on-board
  • Every surface will get at least one daily deep cleaning
  • High-traffic areas will receive more frequent cleaning
  • Hand-sanitizer or hand washing will be required every time you board the boat, as well as before and after meals
  • To support physical distancing, meals may have assigned seating and there will be assigned slots for activities and rooming
  • Facial coverings will be recommended and welcomed on-board
  • Your crew is trained in health and safety measures (including food handling) and all cooking staff will follow up-to-date advice from health authorities
Local transportation
  • Use of local transportation will be limited wherever possible. Please reference the Trip Details for each individual tour for specifics
  • If local transportation is used, precautions will be followed in adherence to local health and safety regulations to keep travellers safe and sound.

Where you'll be staying safe

G Adventures has always carefully selected accommodation partners for high standards and local roots. Travelling in small groups means that the stay is in smaller hotels too, with fewer guests — which means less daily contact with others outside your group in public spaces. Now G Adventures is working with accommodation partners to optimize their health, safety and cleanliness procedures, as well as creating additional measures for physical distancing. Here are some of the things G Adventures is working on to help keep you safe:

  • Daily deep cleaning and disinfecting of all surface areas inside your room with extra cleaning on light switches, door handles, TV remotes, and thermostats
  • No hotel staff will enter your room after it has been cleaned
  • Increased frequency of cleaning and disinfecting of all public restrooms and all surfaces in public areas. This might include the closure of public spaces such as gyms, bars, restaurants, and meeting rooms for periods throughout the day
  • Wherever possible, groups will stay on the lower floors to limit elevator use
  • Hotels will implement social distancing protocols in line with local regulations
This is just the beginning of commitments to keeping you sleeping safe and sound. G Adventures will continue to evolve and roll-out these and additional policies as needed.

A good & safe place to eat

G Adventures has always carefully selected food service partners and worked closely with them to ensure they are meeting health, safety, and cleanliness standards with their facilities, staff training, and food preparation and delivery. Wherever possible, G Adventures will reserve separate tables or private rooms at the restaurants visited on the trip, opt for more "al fresco" opportunities when it is possible (gotta love that fresh air!), and ensure breakfasts can be "grab and go" boxes, while avoiding family style or self-serve buffets for meals. G Adventures wants you to feel comfortable and safe as you savour every last bite.


You've always had freedom and flexibility to do your own thing on tours with optional activities and experiences. Now, you'll still have those options with added measures to keep you healthy and safe. All equipment for activities on tour, including hiking poles, camping supplies, life jackets, snorkels, etc., will be cleaned thoroughly at least once a day and disinfected between use. When travellers are responsible for putting up their own tents on camping itineraries, you will be given the supplies required to disinfect your gear. G Adventures will also do their best to make activities and highlights stops happen during non-peak hours, so you can have fun and feel safe no matter what you're doing.

Before you leave

A healthy goodbye

If you're not feeling well at the end of your tour for any reason, let your CEO know and they can help get you access to medical care and support. Because we want you to head home after a life-changing experience feeling just as good (let's be honest, way better) than when you left.

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Questions & Answers

Question: How many suitcases can I take with me on my trip?

Each person is allowed one "check-in," and one "carry-on." Remember to take all valuables with you as "carry-on", because electronic equipment, cameras, laptops, jewelry, business documents and money are not covered by the airlines' liability, so always carry them aboard with you.

Question: Is Airfare Included in the Price?

Airfare from your point of origin to and from the trip is not included in the land price.

G Adventures Tours Customer Reviews

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G Adventures small group traveling was outstanding. We could get places that large coach trips could not. And we got to know each other so well. Everything was quicker and easier. Imagine a group of 8 versus 30! We will only travel small group from now on out.

G Adventures was amazing! Our CEO went above and beyond. We would absolutely travel on one of their tours again.

G-Adventures is very good. I highly recommend their trips.

I have booked with affordable tours before with other agents but Maya Keith is absolutely the best. She was patient in answering all our question especially as it related to travel in Europe when there is war in Ukraine

This was one of the best trips we have ever taken. Our guide was so polite, helpful and informative. The fact that there were fewer tourists made it all the better.

This was my 8th tour with this operator and I have a 9th scheduled. Obviously I am happy with this operator.

It was a great tour and are guides were very knowledgeable.

A Gadventures tour is a great affordable way to see the country and get the opportunity to meet and interact with the local people

It was a dream vacation.Thank you.

The G-Adventures travel guides were excellent

All 100% perfect, nothing to be done better

The G Adventures tour was fantastic.

Very satisfied with tour, enjoyed it very much.

I liked the variety of activities and the chance to opt out without undue pressure. I met some really fun people on this tour.

Everyone connected with the tour went above and beyond. The tour was more than I ever dreamt!

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