Natural Park de Las Sierras Tejeda, Almijara and Alhama

In the region you find the Natural Park; " Parque Natural de las Sierras Tejeda, Armijara and Alhama which is situated in the south, close to the coast. It is 40.663 ha big and has a lot of pine trees and carved canyons.


The park has fast flowing rivers and spectacular waterfalls like the "Los Arboles Pertificados" where the water has petrified old tree trunks that where stucked when they fall down a waterfall. The park is crossed by the main rivers Rio Cacin, Rio Verde and Rio Grande. Several comagnies are organizing rafting and canyoning activities on the Rio Verde.

Rio Verde - Otívar
Rio Verde - Otívar

Hiking Trails Prepared by Trek Sierra Nevada

Trek Sierra Nevada is run by Ben and Rebecca, a British couple living and working in Granada. Since they arrived four years ago, they have immensely enjoyed exploring the surrounding area, which really is a paradise for hikers. Trek Sierra Nevada is providing detailed, easy-to-follow and accurate information in a standard format for a wide range of hiking routes in the Sierra Nevada and surrounding area.

1. Pico de Lopera

The trail is 5,3 km long with an altitude difference of 300 meters and will take 1h. Download here the trail in PDF or GPX/KML file.

2. Rio Verde

The trail is 14 km long with an altitude difference of 1025 meters and will take 5,5h. Download here the trail in PDF or GPX/KML file.

Hiking Trails by Top Walks

1. Sendero La Resina (Fornes)

The trail is 10,5 km long with an altitude difference of 230 m and will take 2,5h. Download here the trail in GPX/KML file or see the map

Canyoing (Excursions with a Guide)

Canyoning Rio Verde Integral - Otívar: VV18698-3

A full decline in the Rio Verde, physically more demanding and with more varieties of jumps, rappels and slides. As in the lower section of the gorge, it goes without previous experience, but this time an...

No. of persons:>4 / Difficulty: medium / Physical: medium / Duration: 6h


€ 45,-

Canyoning Rio Verde Superior - Otívar: VV18698-2

A descent of the highest part of Río Verde. Harder than the lower part of the canyon and with a long, but spectacular walk around back of one hour approximately. As in the lower section of the canyon, previous...... 

No. of persons: >3 / Difficulty: low / Physical: medium / Duration: 3-4h


€ 35,-

Canyoning Rio Verde - Otívar: VV18698-1

A canyon for initiation, but still spectacular and a lot of fun. An ideal excursion to start in the world of canyoning. The Rio Verde is located right in the Sierra de la Almijara. It includes abseiling, slides and jumps.... 

No. of persons: >3 / Difficulty: low / Physical: low / Duration: 3-4h


€ 35,-

Photo Gallery of the Natural Park


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