Acequia Real: Cultural Trekking Around the Generalife

An exclusive cultural trekking experience for you and your group

Granada always holds some hidden corner to surprise you. Enjoy a nice stroll through the hill known as Cerro del Sol. We will walk through places where it is impossible not to wonder at the views of the Alhambra, the Albaicín and Jesús del Valle. Want to join us?

Hiking through nature without leaving the city
Free cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
Cultural hiking tour for the whole family

Here is what you should know about the guided tour

Where and when

Meeting point

Main entrance pavilion. Esplanade. "Punto de encuentro/meeting point" signpost.


10:00a.m. - 12:00h - 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.


Model platform of the Alhambra and Generalife at the main entrance pavillion of the Alhambra, Ancient Olive plantations Dehesa del Generalife, Albercones (pools) del Generalife, Castillo (castle) de Santa Elena, Cerro (hill) del Sol, Silla (Site) del Moro, Barranco (cliff) de la Lluvia, Acequia (water channel) del Tercio, Acequia Real, Paseo (path) Literario, Fuente (fountain) del Avellano, River Darro, Plaza Nueva

General information


Private tour.
Light cultural hike.
For groups over 10 participants, please contact

The walk is approximately 3 kilometers long, with a moderate degree of difficulty and some sections on a steep slope.

The tour is not recommended for those with limited mobility.

Tour languages
English, Spanish and French

2 hours approximately.


NOT INCLUDED: Entrance fees for the Alhambra and Generalife.

Important information

All guests understand and accept that they have been properly informed that this tour may include paths with uneven surfaces and places which are difficult to access. Participants agree to obey all instructions given by the tour guide at all times.

Cancellation policy

Customer will have a total refund if cancellation is requested 24 hours before the tour or earlier.
No refund will be applicable if customer requests cancellation later or if there is a no show.
Cancellations request must be made by sending an email to

Enjoy the sound of water, the views and the beautiful visit we have prepared for you

Bring out your most adventurous side and dare to discover hidden places in Granada that you never knew existed.

We tell you a bit of the history as we walk through the beautiful scenery and winding paths, following the course of the Acequia del Tercio until losing track of it when it goes underground at the romantic lookout point over the Alhambra.

We arrive at the Castle of Santa Elena, a small Nasrid fortress from which we can get a unique panoramic view of the Alhambra, the city and the valley of the Darro River. We enter areas full of plant life, with a small waterfall that connects the Acequia del Tercio, and then we zigzag down until reaching the mythical Fountain of Avellano, the site where nineteenth-century romantics like Ángel Ganivet met at sunset.

The tour ends at Paseo de los Tristes, then back to the city after a dream-like walk that takes you back to times gone by.

Dare to experience it.

Why should I do the Acequia Real Cultural Trekking Tour?

  • We start the tour at the Alhambra and finish in the city’s historical center.
  • You decide who joins the group, with the benefit of having a reliable guide at your disposal.
  • The hiking experience instills you with a sense of fulfillment as you learn about history while enjoying the scenery.
  • You enjoy being carried away by natural landscapes, places of historical interest and magical sites.

Choose Cicerone Granada

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The exclusive advantages of booking with us

Direct management The lack of intermediaries makes it possible for us to deal with you on a one-to-one basis. This means everything flows better.
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From 129€

Price varies by group size

Any questions?

If you have any questions or special needs, please do not hesitate to contact us at or call us at +34-607691676 / +34-958561810

All set!

Reserve your place for our private cultural trekking around the Generalife and discover hidden places in Granada .