Scenic Helicopter Flight: The Very Best of Granada


Main characteristics Excursion: TC18600-13
Type  : scenic helicopter flight
Start Location : Heliport Motril
Flying time  : 1h 10 min (total time 1h 30 min)
Number of persons 2 - 3 (more persons on request)
Price a person : € 435 pp  (3p) / € 575 pp (2p) 
Aerport tax : € 10 a person
Insurance included : civil responsibility insurance
Suitable for children  : yes, (are charged as an adult)

The tour starts from the heliport in the Port of Motril towards the Beznar reservoir in order to enter into the Alpujarra through valleys and ravines that descend from the peaks of Sierra Nevada to the Guadalfeo River Basin. An area of great natural beauty and great contrasts, with fertile valleys with abundant fruit trees and vineyards, such as theTrevelez river valley, with small whitewashed villages such as La Taha or Pitres and large ravines such as the Poqueira Ravine, You will aslo see its three unique villages: Pampaneira, Bubion and Capileira. From there, following the foothills of the Sierra Nevada, we head towards the impressive monument of La Alhambra, a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, where you can enjoy not only the wonderful views of the Alhambra Palace, but the Generalife Gardens and the Albaicin.

 

On the way back to the coast you will cross the Lecrin Valley, with its orange and lemon trees plantations, the beautiful  Sierra de los Guajares. After this the Guadalfeo river Valley will appear, providing you spectacular view in the Tajo de los Vados Canyon, a river gorge formed by the Guadalfeo River for millions of years, with cuts of up to 100 meters, The helicopter will enter the canyon for your enjoyment, which makes this one of the most special moments of the flight.

 

From there you head to Salobrena, a beautiful whitewashed village with a medieval structure built around the wall and the Moorish castle, which crowns the village. The tour is continuing along the coast passing Almunecar, the tourist capital of the area, the Punta de la Mona with its beautiful marina, Playa del Muerto and its incredible mansions. Of course you will notice the unusually transparent waters, rock islets and a wonderful views of the bay of La Herradura.

Note: before the flight, you will be weighed  in order to balance the helicopter and you will receive an initial briefing.


The Helicopter & Heliport


R-44 Clipper II helicopter

  • 4 seats (3 passengers + pilot)
  • Lycoming IO-540 engine
  • Cruise speed: 217 Km/h
  • Range:  644 Kms, 3 hours 20 min.
  • Panoramic vision with bubble windows
  • Pop out floats for flights over water
  • HD video cameras  (inside and outside)
  • BOSE noise reduction headsets with voice activated microphone
  • Music

The  heliport in Motril is the second private heliport authorized by AESA in Andalusia. It is located in a privileged environment, surrounded by mountains to the north (Sierra Nevada and Sierra de Lujar) and the Mediterranean Sea to the South. In fact, it is located by the water, so that take offs and landings are always done over the sea, enjoying spectacular views of the snowy peaks of Sierra Nevada, what makes it unique. 


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