Route through the viewpoints of Granada
Granada is one of the world famous cities, and not only for its historical heritage, but also for its photogenic nature. The Alhambra and the Albaicín neighbourhood are some of its icons, but there are many other places that deserve to be remembered, such as the Vereda de Enmedio viewpoint or the Jardines del Triunfo. This time we bring you a mixed route, an outdoor getaway in a motorhome to see Granada from a different perspective: MTB sport and its cultural and gastronomic component.
* Access. To access the city of Granada there are many ways depending on our point of origin, the main way is by the A-92.
* Overnight stay. The proposed route passes through Granada, an immense monumental complex, and consequently, we will have serious difficulties to access the urban area with the motorcar. In principle, we will have no problem if we park in a car park and do not exceed the dimensions; otherwise we will have to opt for the motorhome car park on Calle Tramo de Unión, opposite the Dehesa del Generalife.
If we choose this location to spend the night, we can start the mountain bike route from the Dehesa del Generalife viewpoint and continue towards Manflor. The route is circular, which allows us to cycle around all the viewpoints until we return to the place where we have parked the motorhome.
* Cultural context. To speak of Granada is to speak of its architectural ensemble of the Alhambra, the most important Arab city in the world and symbol of Granada. This, of course, is one of the key points of the BTT route.
It is made up of different areas that we will visit: the Alcazaba, the core of the fortress; the Palace of Charles V, a Christian construction that also houses the Museum of Fine Arts; the Generalife, a place of rest and gardens; and of course the Nasrid palaces, the heart of the Alhambra and the seat of the sultans.
It is also worth visiting the other monuments and places of interest on the hill and in the forest of the Alhambra, such as the Carmen de los Mártires, one of the most romantic gardens in Granada, or the Rodríguez-Acosta Foundation, declared a national monument both for its architectural value and its gardens.
* Another of the points on our route with immense cultural and architectural value is the well-known Sacromonte quarter, Granada’s most distinctive neighbourhood, world famous for its cave dwellings and magnificent views, as well as for being considered the birthplace of flamenco.
Its flamenco and festive tradition can be perceived in the daily shows that take place in the zambras (caves used as tablaos), as well as in the spontaneous shows that can arise at any time in the bars and terraces of the neighbourhood.
ROUTE BY THE VIEWPOINTS OF GRANADA
The proposed mountain bike route passes through the most representative viewpoints of the city of Granada, from where we will have to make the obligatory stops to enjoy the best views of the city.
Starting from the Fuente de los Mojarras we will go to the Cerro San Miguel, passing through the Jardines del Triunfo, Jesús del Valle, La Alhambra, Mesa del Llano viewpoint, Sacromonte Abbey, Cerro del Sol, Dehesa del Generalife, Manflor viewpoint, Paseo de los Tristes, San Cristobal viewpoint, San Miguel, San Nicolás, Silla del Moro and the Vereda de Enmedio.
As this is a sporting proposal, we include the rest of the information of tourist, historical and gastronomic interest in the file where we provide further information in all our reports, so that you can choose the ones you are interested in visiting.
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