By Chris Smith

Tuesday 7th August 2018

Granada, Sierra Nevada, Spain

Granada is based at the base of the Sierra Nevada mountians. It is the 13th biggest city in Spian and was the last stronghold of the Spanish Moors giving it a unique arab feel to go with it's Moorish aritecture. From our experience, the Tapas and nightlife also live long in the memory. 

Where to Ride?

From Granada head East and you are spoilt for choice of where to ride. The great Sierra Nevada mountians cast a shadow over the city and are a play ground for us syclists. the roads are quiet and the mountains high, a perfect combination. Click here for two of our favourite routes.

Where to Stay?

Contact us for our personal recommendations. Our choice would be the Saray Hotel. Well situated, comfortable and very bike friendly. 

Where to Eat?

My personal choice whenever I am in Granada is to head to Bodegas Castaneda. It can be busy, but the brilliant traditional Tapas, good range of local wines and efficient service makes this a great place to eat. 

What to do, other than ride?

Granada has a host of things to do other than cycling, please see a list of
some of the best attractions in the area:
• Alhambra - The Alhambra is an historic palace and fortress located in
Granada that is one of the most visited sights in Spain
• Granada Cathedral - Built on top of Granada’s mosque at the start
of the 16th century this magnificent building is Spain’s secondlargest
• Alcaiceria - In the Islamic days this was the location for Granada’s
Great Bazaar, where merchants would tout their silks and spices
along several crisscrossing streets.

What Climb not to miss?

Don't miss climbing the highest road on mainland Europe, the Pico de Veleta

What you didn't know about Granada?

The city symbol is the pomegranate which is fitting considering that "granada" in Spanish means 'pomegranate.'

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