ROUTES IN THE HOYA DE GUADIX
All the photos on this page were taken by Geopark Granada during the routes in the Hoya de Guadix
A WHOLE EXCURSION DAY SUITABLER FOR
The proposed excursion (PRICES HERE!) is for those who want a more complete experience and depending on where they start from, Freila or Gorafe, their duration is approximately 12 or 9 hours, including lunch.
Although it is suitable for all ededes, it is recommended so that they can enjoy the resort, a minimum age of 10-12 years.
As a company regularly registered in the Tourism Registry of Andalusia, we are pleased to include in the price an insurance that covers possible, although unlikely, incidents that may occur in any outdoor activity.
We will make short walks always on easy trails, even when these are on unmarked roads.
There will be several stops to take pictures, or as a point of observation and information of the surroundings,CONSULT US! in case you have special needs!
This excursion starts at Cavehouse Alfano in the municipality of Freila, just a few minutes walk from the Negratin lake (suitable for swimming, canoeing and kayaking) or en Gorafe.
The departure time is usually set at 9:30. The excursion takes place mainly along dirt roads and dry wadis.
Fun and interesting, the route offers a variety of archaeological and cultural points of interest. The various scheduled stops will allow us to see and interpret the landscape, observe fossils and minerals, visit an ancient system of water channels (dating back to prehistoric times, more than 20,000 years ago), visit a bronze age necropolis, admire the colored erosion of the "Los Colorados" mountain range, recognizes some curious geological anomalies and sees many other interesting points of interest.
Starting from Freila
The excursions differ in duration, distance and, of course, in the points of interest they offer.
The duration of the excursions is based on the kilometers traveled and the stops planned for each trip.
Also the prices are determined according to the kilometric route and the duration of the excursion (PRICES HERE!)
In this particular area, when designing the routes, we have highlighted the landscape interest, an extraordinary environment that can not escape us, without losing sight of the intrinsic mission of dissemination and information.
Therefore, when designing shorter itineraries, in addition to giving the landscape the prominence it deserves, we chose the key places of geological and archaeological interest, according to the duration of the excursion.
When choosing a reduced route for any reason, it will be essential to share the interest of the rest of the group, and possibly give up some of the points provided for the trip.
Based on the experiences and comments of previous clients and friends, we have prepared two clues to insert as many interesting points as possible in the excursions.
The two routes departing from Freila have in common the first part of exchange of information on the genesis of the basins of Baza and Guadix., The observation of marine fossils, an interesting walk along a ravine and the visit to the "Chain of the Colorados "in the desert of Gorafe.
The eight-nine hour route (including lunch) also allows us to visit the Alicún baths and take a walk along the Toril Aqueduct (a travertine forrmation) and the dolomite necropolis of Majadillas before returning to the starting point (Cave Alfano) along a track parallel to the one we toured previously.
The shortest route (with an expected duration of 6 hours) also allows us to cross the desert and admire "Los Colorados" before returning by a track that crosses the "Rambla del Baúl"
Salida de Gorafe
Departure from Gorafe
These routes differ in duration, distance and, obviously, in the points of interest selected.
The duration of the routes depends on the kilometers traveled and the time required for each excursion, thus determining the overall cost.
This includes fuel, so prices may vary.
In this particular area, we define the routes so as not to lose the landscape value that the environment offers us, without forgetting the geological and archaeological points of interest.
These itineraries begin in Gorafe, which houses the most important megalithic park in Europe for the number of cataloged dolmens.
The itineraries that leave from Gorafe are for those who prefer a shorter route.
The first excursion (SEE PRICES), as well as a visit to the desert and the chain of the Colorados, includes a visit to the thermal springs of Los Baños de Alicún where we will make an interesting walk through a natural prehistoric aqueduct. Returning to Gorafe we can also visit the necropolis of Las Majadillas or to visite the Angular unconformity of Gorafe!".
The second, shorter variant provides only the visit to the desert of Gorafe and Los Colorados (4 hours, 40-45 km).
With start in Gorafe, the excursion of almost an intero day joins a visit to the desert and Los Colorado.
Passing through Puntal Blanco with its white and ocher wave formations, you will reach Negratín (visit to the "diapiro" and marine fossils) and its viewpoint.
The starting point will be agreed, although normally we will not enter the village entrance, on the terrace of the Posada Restaurant "Los Guilos".
FROM THE 1º DE APRIL TO 31 SEPTIEMBRE 2019
Cost for 2 people
Additional fee for extra guest 20€
Start from Freila add 18€
|Ruoutes||Price per 2 persons|
|full (desierto, Los Colorados, Alicún y Toril, Becerra-Bacaire-Majadillas)||130€|
Partial (Desierto-Los colorados- Alicún y Toril)
Normal (Desierto-Los Colorados)
Puntal blanco (los colorados-Puntal Blanco-Negratín)