I have an embarrassing confession to share. It took me the best part of my twenty-something years on earth to visit Granada. I had heard all about its beauty and character but had never managed to make it to the Andalusian city. It just never happened. Oh well, fast forward to a few weeks back when that changed.
Le Mr. and I embarked on our epic 8-day southern Spain road trip. We had planned to arrive early on Saturday to Granada, check-in in our hotel, and head straight to La Alhambra in order to try to avoid the afternoon rush. Sunday was reserved for something a bit more unique. Something that promised to be a one-of-a-kind experience. Kindly organised by the Tinggly team for me to try out, we were going on a 4WD Safari in the Spanish Sierra Nevada with Nevada Guides.
Sunday came, and at 3 PM we were punctually picked up by Jaime, the founder of Nevada Guides and one of the most knowledgable human beings I’ve met in many years, in an old-school Jeep right from outside our hotel. Excitedly and ready for our 4WD Safari in Sierra Nevada, we jumped in and set off to our first stop: El mirador del barrio del Sacromonte.
It was the perfect first point of contact. Not a touristy spot per se, as it is quite hard to reach without a car, but amazing views over the city. After the obligatory photos (and video!!) we made our way down and out of Granada towards the long-awaited mountains. During the next 5 hours of our 4WD Safari adventure through the Spanish Sierra Nevada we hiked to the ruins of civil war republican side trenches, we collected and ate almonds and walnuts from the trees, refreshed ourselves with fresh mountain spring water, and watched the sunset from above 2500 altitude.
All of this was beautifully complemented by Jaime’s extensive knowledge of the region, its climate, geography, history, and even the process olives have to go through to go from the tree to our bellies.
A 4WD Safari in Sierra Nevada is a completely different activity to what you’d usually do in Granada. And what better to relax after a day of roaming the mountains than a nice tapas dinner? NOTHING! If you go on this tour, make sure to ask for tips on places to eat afterwards. Absolutely worth it!
All in all, it was an unforgettable, educational, fun day that I’d do again in a heartbeat. And Jaime’s friendliness and “salero” only made it even more unforgettable.
This fresh and original 4WD Safari experience in Sierra Nevada is ideal for couples and singles alike, and especially interesting for people who love a different kind of day out. Whether as a present or privately booked, that is up to you. You can find this and hundreds of other incredible experiences through Tinggly’s catalogue. What are you waiting for to make someone very happy!? What can I say, the fresh air of Sierra Nevada had me over the moon for a few days!
Have you guys done something like this before? How did you find it?!