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Best of Southern Spain Hiking

Tour, Escorted tour

Granada, Spain to Cordoba, Spain

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Best of Southern Spain Hiking
Marvel at Granada's exquisite Alhambra palace and stroll medieval streets of the Albayzin before traveling to the snow-capped Sierra Nevada on this spectacular adventure in southern Spain! Follow mountain trails from white stone villages and summit Mulhacen, the highest peak on the Iberian Peninsula! Explore Cordoba's enchanting Mezquita and learn about ancient Al-Andalus. See a vibrant flamenco performance, and enjoy warm hospitality at luxury historic hotels and tranquil mountain hideaways. This trip promises a unique blend of traditional culture, dazzling historical monuments, and active days in breathtakingly scenic national parks.
  • Admire the monumental beauty of Granada's Alhambra palace and Cordoba's stunning Mezquita
  • Blend cultural touring with active hikes in the Sierra Nevada, including a summit bid of mighty Mulhacen at 11,420 feet!
  • Experience a warm Andalusian welcome at charming hotels and enjoy a thrilling flamenco show

Minimum Age: 16
Interests
  • Adventure and Active
7 Nights Starting At

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June 01, 2025 through June 08, 2025
Book by:
May 28, 2025 7:00 PM
Itinerary Overview
Day 2
Visit the Enchanting Alhambra
Day 3
Head to Las Alpujarras & Hike in the Sierra Mecina
Day 4
Hike the Sierra Nevada & Summit Mulhacen
Day 5
Drive to Cazorla & Stay in a Parador
Day 6
Spectacular Rio Borosa Hike
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Accommodations
MT Sobek: Best of Southern Spain Hiking

Day: 1, duration: 2
Hotel Alhambra Palace

Inspired by the beautiful Alhambra itself, the five-star Hotel Alhambra Palace exudes century-old historic charm and elegance. Its rooms are comfortable and stylish, and come with an array of modern amenities. Unwind with a refreshing drink on the terrace and enjoy the hotel's spectacular location and warm ambience.

Day: 3, duration: 2
Hotel Rural Finca Los Llanos

This pretty whitewashed hotel in the heart of Capileira offers a tranquil mountain escape with plenty of warm Andalusian hospitality. Its comfortable rooms have a rustic charm, in keeping with the hotel's rural setting, and come with modern amenities. After a day of hiking, unwind on the patio or take a dip in the pool.

Day: 5, duration: 2
Parador de Cazorla

The romantic Parador de Cazorla is a classic Andalusian country house set in an oasis of natural beauty. Its comfortable rooms have a classic feel and are equipped with modern amenities. Chat by the fireplace, relax by the hotel pool, and take in the panoramic views from this beautiful mountain retreat.

Day: 7, duration: 1
NH Collection Amistad Cordoba

This elegant hotel built in an18th-century Moorish mansion is a 5-minute walk from the Mosque-Cathedral of Cordoba, and 2 miles from the Cordoba train station. Modern rooms provide free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs and pull-out sofas, as well as minibars and coffeemakers. Amenities include a bar, a Mediterranean restaurant, and a cafe with a covered terrace and courtyards, along with a plunge pool and a fitness center.

Guides
MT Sobek: Best of Southern Spain Hiking

Leo San Sebastian
Leo was born in the mountains of Spain’s Basque Country and made his home in Jaca, in the heart of the Pyrenees, where he spends his winters on backcountry skis. He has been guiding in the Pyrenees for many years, as well as in Nepal, Morocco, Tanzania, Peru, Chile, Venezuela, Pakistan, India, and the French Alps. He has also taught skiing in Colorado. He is an International Certified Mountain Guide (UIAGM) and a professional ski instructor (ISIA). Leo is fluent in English, French, and Basque.





Inclusions/Exclusions
MT Sobek: Best of Southern Spain Hiking

Inclusions
Expertise and services of our experienced adventure guides
All accommodations as noted in the itinerary
All breakfasts, lunches and dinners from dinner on night-1 to breakfast on day-8
Snacks and water between meals
Additional regional guides and experts where necessary
Comprehensive Trip Planner with detailed pre-trip information
Private guided tours at historic sites, museums, wineries and other select attractions as noted in the itinerary
Special events and other select attractions as mentioned in the itinerary
All gratuities at hotels and restaurants
Equipment and experienced guides for activities as described in the itinerary
Park and other entry fees (unless otherwise noted in the Trip Planner)
Fares for trains, ferries and other modes of travel as listed in the itinerary
Select transfers as mentioned in the itinerary
Baggage transfers and porterage

Exclusions
International airfare, airport taxes, and excess baggage fees
Alcoholic beverages (MT Sobek provides wine at select events)
Gratuities for MT Sobek guides and guide-drivers
Travel Protection Program
Personal expenses
What To Expect
MT Sobek: Best of Southern Spain Hiking

Reason #01

MT Sobek has been leading treks in Spain for over 40 years, working with top-notch teams of expert local guides.

Reason #02

This is one of the few Andalusian adventures that blends immersive cultural touring with active adventure in the Sierra Nevada mountains.

Reason #03

We hand-pick the best regional accommodations and dining options, so all you need to do is go.

Activities

Moderate to challenging hikes through spectacular landscapes, including a summit bid, blended with immersive cultural tours.

Lodging

A luxurious historic hotel in Granada, rustic and romantic mountain retreats, and a modern hotel in Cordoba.

Climate

Expect a warm Mediterranean climate with hot and dry summer days, cooler nights, and a chance of rain in spring.

Who will meet me in arrival in Granada?

Our MT Sobek guide will meet you and the rest of your group at the train station or airport in Granada by 5:30pm on Day-1 of the itinerary.

How do I get to and from this trip?

Most travelers from the U.S. will fly in/out of Madrid, and take the train to/from our trip. The Madrid (MAD) airport train station is on the 1st floor of terminal 4. The journey to Granada is 3 - 4 hours, and 2 hours from Cordoba.

Can I skip a day of hiking if I want?

We hope that you enjoy hiking, and will want to join us each day, but it is possible to skip a hike if you want to relax or explore the towns on your own.

I hear Spain is a meat and potatoes destination. Can you accommodate my diet?

The cuisine of Andalucía is some of the best in all of Spain, with a variety of seafood, meats, vegetables, and spices. We can accommodate most diets. Please let us know in advance of your dietary restrictions.

Will it be hot where we are hiking?

Our departures are scheduled before and after the hottest summer months in Spain, avoiding temperatures that would prohibit our hiking.

Who is this trip perfect for?

This trip is perfect for strong hikers who appreciate comfortable 4-star accommodations, and an emphasis on Spanish culture.

What is the minimum age for this trip?
The standard minimum age for this trip is 18, but check out our private trip options for families and groups with younger guests.
MT Sobek: Best of Southern Spain Hiking

Day: 1, duration: 2
Hotel Alhambra Palace

Inspired by the beautiful Alhambra itself, the five-star Hotel Alhambra Palace exudes century-old historic charm and elegance. Its rooms are comfortable and stylish, and come with an array of modern amenities. Unwind with a refreshing drink on the terrace and enjoy the hotel's spectacular location and warm ambience.

Day: 3, duration: 2
Hotel Rural Finca Los Llanos

This pretty whitewashed hotel in the heart of Capileira offers a tranquil mountain escape with plenty of warm Andalusian hospitality. Its comfortable rooms have a rustic charm, in keeping with the hotel's rural setting, and come with modern amenities. After a day of hiking, unwind on the patio or take a dip in the pool.

Day: 5, duration: 2
Parador de Cazorla

The romantic Parador de Cazorla is a classic Andalusian country house set in an oasis of natural beauty. Its comfortable rooms have a classic feel and are equipped with modern amenities. Chat by the fireplace, relax by the hotel pool, and take in the panoramic views from this beautiful mountain retreat.

Day: 7, duration: 1
NH Collection Amistad Cordoba

This elegant hotel built in an18th-century Moorish mansion is a 5-minute walk from the Mosque-Cathedral of Cordoba, and 2 miles from the Cordoba train station. Modern rooms provide free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs and pull-out sofas, as well as minibars and coffeemakers. Amenities include a bar, a Mediterranean restaurant, and a cafe with a covered terrace and courtyards, along with a plunge pool and a fitness center.

MT Sobek: Best of Southern Spain Hiking

Leo San Sebastian
Leo was born in the mountains of Spain’s Basque Country and made his home in Jaca, in the heart of the Pyrenees, where he spends his winters on backcountry skis. He has been guiding in the Pyrenees for many years, as well as in Nepal, Morocco, Tanzania, Peru, Chile, Venezuela, Pakistan, India, and the French Alps. He has also taught skiing in Colorado. He is an International Certified Mountain Guide (UIAGM) and a professional ski instructor (ISIA). Leo is fluent in English, French, and Basque.





MT Sobek: Best of Southern Spain Hiking

Inclusions
Expertise and services of our experienced adventure guides
All accommodations as noted in the itinerary
All breakfasts, lunches and dinners from dinner on night-1 to breakfast on day-8
Snacks and water between meals
Additional regional guides and experts where necessary
Comprehensive Trip Planner with detailed pre-trip information
Private guided tours at historic sites, museums, wineries and other select attractions as noted in the itinerary
Special events and other select attractions as mentioned in the itinerary
All gratuities at hotels and restaurants
Equipment and experienced guides for activities as described in the itinerary
Park and other entry fees (unless otherwise noted in the Trip Planner)
Fares for trains, ferries and other modes of travel as listed in the itinerary
Select transfers as mentioned in the itinerary
Baggage transfers and porterage

Exclusions
International airfare, airport taxes, and excess baggage fees
Alcoholic beverages (MT Sobek provides wine at select events)
Gratuities for MT Sobek guides and guide-drivers
Travel Protection Program
Personal expenses
MT Sobek: Best of Southern Spain Hiking

Reason #01

MT Sobek has been leading treks in Spain for over 40 years, working with top-notch teams of expert local guides.

Reason #02

This is one of the few Andalusian adventures that blends immersive cultural touring with active adventure in the Sierra Nevada mountains.

Reason #03

We hand-pick the best regional accommodations and dining options, so all you need to do is go.

Activities

Moderate to challenging hikes through spectacular landscapes, including a summit bid, blended with immersive cultural tours.

Lodging

A luxurious historic hotel in Granada, rustic and romantic mountain retreats, and a modern hotel in Cordoba.

Climate

Expect a warm Mediterranean climate with hot and dry summer days, cooler nights, and a chance of rain in spring.

Who will meet me in arrival in Granada?

Our MT Sobek guide will meet you and the rest of your group at the train station or airport in Granada by 5:30pm on Day-1 of the itinerary.

How do I get to and from this trip?

Most travelers from the U.S. will fly in/out of Madrid, and take the train to/from our trip. The Madrid (MAD) airport train station is on the 1st floor of terminal 4. The journey to Granada is 3 - 4 hours, and 2 hours from Cordoba.

Can I skip a day of hiking if I want?

We hope that you enjoy hiking, and will want to join us each day, but it is possible to skip a hike if you want to relax or explore the towns on your own.

I hear Spain is a meat and potatoes destination. Can you accommodate my diet?

The cuisine of Andalucía is some of the best in all of Spain, with a variety of seafood, meats, vegetables, and spices. We can accommodate most diets. Please let us know in advance of your dietary restrictions.

Will it be hot where we are hiking?

Our departures are scheduled before and after the hottest summer months in Spain, avoiding temperatures that would prohibit our hiking.

Who is this trip perfect for?

This trip is perfect for strong hikers who appreciate comfortable 4-star accommodations, and an emphasis on Spanish culture.

What is the minimum age for this trip?
The standard minimum age for this trip is 18, but check out our private trip options for families and groups with younger guests.
About MT Sobek
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This is where adventure travel began! Since our first Everest Base Camp trek in 1969, we’ve been connecting adventurers to the world through genuine, active and immersive experiences. We can’t think of anything more fulfilling than being outside and going deep into nature, exploring hidden places and getting to know local people. It’s what we love to do, so let us share it with you.

To feed your spirit of adventure, Mountain Travel Sobek offers a wide range of unique and perfectly paced itineraries led by incredible local guides. We keep groups small, usually fewer than 10 people, and seek out great food and characterful accommodations everywhere we go.

Beyond the seamless logistics and careful attention to detail, our aim is to create a space for truly special moments in unforgettable places.

We are the Adventure Company—come explore with us.

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About MT Sobek

This is where adventure travel began! Since our first Everest Base Camp trek in 1969, we’ve been connecting adventurers to the world through genuine, active and immersive experiences. We can’t think of anything more fulfilling than being outside and going deep into nature, exploring hidden places and getting to know local people. It’s what we love to do, so let us share it with you.

To feed your spirit of adventure, Mountain Travel Sobek offers a wide range of unique and perfectly paced itineraries led by incredible local guides. We keep groups small, usually fewer than 10 people, and seek out great food and characterful accommodations everywhere we go.

Beyond the seamless logistics and careful attention to detail, our aim is to create a space for truly special moments in unforgettable places.

We are the Adventure Company—come explore with us.

Read More

Prices are per-person based on double occupancy, unless otherwise noted.