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Travel to the "Altiplano".
DURATION: 8 days. 288 km.
GUIDED: 8 – 16 people min.
OPTION: TAILOR MADE
INCLUDES:
7 nights accommodation with breakfast in country hotels and cave-hotels; 5 dinners, Picnics en route; Guides; Luggage transfer; Route information; Support vehicle; Visits to La Calahorra Castle and the Alhambra in Granada; Insurance.

OPTION: SELF-GUIDED
INCLUDES:
AccomModation including breakfast, dinner, and bath in Baza, map-description of the route and travel insurance.

DEPARTURES:
17th-24th April 2004
15th-22nd May 2004
18th-25th September 2004
26th September-3rd October 2004

DIFFICULTY:
PRICE:
TAILOR MADE:135€/person/VAT Incluido
SELF-GUIDED:325€/person/VAT Incluido

Granada - La Calahorra - Baza - Gorafe - Guadix - Granada

Way back in prehistory, the first European “men” lived beside a massive lake surrounded by high mountains: The lake-bed is now the “Altiplano” (high plateau) of Granada. Join us on a ride into this unspoilt, surprising, welcoming and historic region.

Setting out from Granada to the northeast, you will soon reach the foothills of Sierra Nevada. Now moving east, you enter the “Senté”, a broad plain flanked by the mountains of Sierra Nevada on one side and Sierra de Baza on the other, to arrive at the village of La Calahorra with its impressive castle. Now in a northerly direction, you cross the plain and the Baza mountains… Once passed Baza, you find yourself in a semi-desert landscape, almost lunar in its rock formations, the so-called “badlands”, home to labyrinths of sandy canyon riverbeds and hill-tops laden with aromatic plants… Arriving at Gorafe you encounter a landscape of huge holm-oaks and megalithic dolmens, silent witnesses to the customs and beliefs of one the first areas of Europe to be settled by man. Then on to Guadix (known as “Acci” in Roman times), and from there you return to Granada across the Huétor Mountains Nature Reserve.

"Granada awaits you with a sunset over the plain as you enter through the old gypsy neighbourhood and home of Flamenco: Sacromonte."

Physical difficulty: High / Technical difficulty: Medium
Type of land: Very varied; asphalt road, almost without traffic, until La Peza; forest paths; out of use railroads; some parts of path or dry ravines and old mountain tracks.