Excursion to Sierra Nevada from Roquetas de Mar, Almeria


Excursion to Sierra Nevada from Roquetas de Mar, Almeria



SPAIN, Roquetas de Mar

Returning City

SPAIN, Roquetas de Mar

Number of HOURS

8 - 9 h aprox.

Meeting point

Hotel or place agreed with clients



PRICE in Euros


Daytrip to Sierra Nevada Mountains & the white villages with English speaking guide

Escorted coach trip to Sierra Nevada Mountains and Guadix from Roquetas de Mar. An excursion to visit the National Park of Sierra Nevada, the highest mountains on the Iberian Peninsula that hosts beautiful white washed moorish villages sheltered under the slopes of the mountains, magnificent mountain scenery and breathtaking viewing points. Visit Guadix, famous for its cave houses. Learn the pottery trade in a ceramics craft workshop. Daytrip to Sierra Nevada with English speaking guides.

Departure at the indicated time from Roquetas de Mar towards the majestic Sierra Nevada Mountains. We circle the rugged Sierra de Gador Mountains to enter the Almeria’s Alpujarra, the land of the last Moors in Spain. Following the Valley of the Andarax River, we will arrive to Alhabia where we will visit an artisanal pottery. We continue our route to Guadix to discover a place of interesting singularity, the cave-houses neighborhood, inhabited by more than 3000 people. After lunch we will go to La Ragua Mountain Pass (located at 2.000 m high) in the heart of the Sierra Nevada National Park. Along the way we enjoy unforgettable views, typical white villages nestled in the mountains, we will make endless stops. Our next destination is Laroles, a village with an Arabian character, where we can still admire the typical Arabian architecture. Return to Roquetas de Mar traveling through Campo de Dalias, also called “The Plastic Sea“. Arrival at the hotels and end of our services.

Departure days:


Included in our prices:

– Transportation by modern coach with air conditioning system
– English speaking tour escort throughout the trip
– Visit of an artisan pottery with demonstration
– Visit the cave district in Guadix
– Guided walk through Laroles
– Travelers insurance

Price details

ADULTfrom 111 €
CHILD (3 – 11 years)from 26 €

More information about Sierra Nevada Mountains

In the middle of the Mountain range PenibeticaSierra Nevada forms the largest mountain area of the Iberian Peninsula, with an own structural unity. The Arabs called it “The Mountains of the Sun”, it possesses one of the richest flora in the whole of Europe. In 1986 the UNESCO called it Reserve for the Biosphere. With our bus we will be driving into the heart of these mountains, up to a height of 2000 meters above sea level, the Mountain pass La Ragua, to descend on the other side of the mountains towards the village of La Calahorra.

On the foothills of Sierra Nevada appears the village of La Calahorra, dominated by the impressive castle-palace, the first Spanish construction where the new artistic current called Renaissance was used, meanwhile nominated as National Artistic Historic Monument. Built on top of a hill it dominates the whole area of the Marquesado and the deep excavations and high mountains of Alquife, the iron ore mines.

The city of Guadix lies in the middle of the province of Granada. One of the oldest towns in Spain, established by the Romans for the veterans of the First and Second Legion by the name of Julia Gemella AcciGuadix becomes important during the muslim period. With its own fortress, the Alcazaba, and its city walls, it develops into an important commercial center for the whole region. After the Reconquest by the Christians the Cathedral was built, as well as many cave houses. The stately mansions, many of them built in Mudejar style, together with the little palaces and the many churches form the rich heritage of the many civilizations that lived in Guadix.

A little further up north, Purrullena is famous for its cave houses, just as Guadix. Here we will visit such typical construction in order to get a good impression of life in this kind of houses.

Alhabia is situated between the confluence of the two rivers Andarax and Nacimiento, a privileged situation in a clayish country what defines this former Muslim hamlet. Even since the beginning there is a market place for cattle and a pottery that attracted merchants from all over. The pottery in Alhabia is traditional, typical Spanish, where the art of potter has passed from father to son. A kind of handmade ceramics, in a typical Andalusian, Mediterranean style.

Please note that

Exceptionally, the itinerary and the order of the excursions could be altered and modified for organizational reasons. Note. In order to confirm the departure from Almerimar, a minimum number of participants is required. In case we cannot form the group, you must come to Roquetas de Mar or your booking might be canceled and we will proceed on refunding.

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