Outdoor Adventure & Cultural Exploration

| Spain

Active Discovery & Wellness

Mountains, beach, and Spanish culture!

Travel to southern Spain to experience a program full of outdoor adventure and cultural exploration. Based out of the majestic city of Granada, this journey takes advantage of all the province has to offer: beach activities and sea kayaking on the Mediterranean, hiking the mountain peaks of the Sierra Nevada, and canyoneering in the clear waters of the Rio Verde. Each day presents a unique outdoor activity combined with sports and a hint of culture. Join us for the experience of a lifetime!

Dates & Prices

jun 18 - jul 02 (15 days) $3,295

jul 02 - jul 16 (15 days) $3,295

Program at a Glance

Ages: 14 - 18

Minimum Group Size: 4 participants
Maximum Group Size: 10 participants
Focus: Outdoor activities
Level of Spanish: No requirement
Level of Physical Activity: Moderate
Accommodation: Homestays / Hotel / Mountain Lodge
Airport Code: GRX (Federico Garcia Lorca Airport)
Program Locations: Granada and the surrounding area

What's Included

Room & Board | Onsite Directors | Excursions | Cultural Activities | Airport Transfers | International Medical Insurance

Highlights

  • A diversity of outdoor activities in different settings such as beach, mountains, and canyons.

  • Engaging cultural activities in Granada.

  • Overnight excursion to the Mediterranean coast.

  • Sierra Nevada alpine crossing.

  • Guided visit to the Alhambra Palace, Spain's most visited monument, and the ancient palace of the Moorish sultans.

details

  • Airport transfers (GRX) by a program director.

  • The program starts with hiking Los Cahorros, a natural area with hanging bridges and an inviting mountain stream.

  • On the weekend travel to Nerja beach on the Mediterranean coast and spend the night at a hotel. Go sea kayaking, participate in beach activities, and hike a cool mountain stream up a beautiful slot canyon. And of course enjoy a traditional Spanish paella on the beach!

  • While in Granada students choose from afternoon sports activities at a local fitness center such as swimming, aerobic training, weight lifting, pilates, and yoga.

  • Mountain bike in the natural area above the Alhambra Palace and ride up the Genil River through pine forests and the Spanish countryside.

  • Then depart for the snow capped peaks of the Sierra Nevada to enjoy trekking in the mountains. Hike to El Veleta, spend the night in a mountain hut, and then summit El Mulhacén, the tallest peak in Southern Europe, from where you can see Africa.

  • Other outdoor activities include rock climbing, hiking, and swimming in the Dilar River, and a day of canyoneering.

  • Live with our carefully selected homestays. Homemade meals are shared to experience Spanish cuisine and cooking traditions. Two participants are normally placed per home and all houses have WiFi.

TIPS & Advice

All equipment for activities is provided. Follow packing details listed in your handbook. Among other items you will need:

  • Trekking shoes

  • Water shoes

  • Hiking backpack

  • Swimsuit and goggles

  • Sleeping bag

  • Prescribed medications for the length of the program

Canyoneering the Rio Verde in Spain
Bike riding in Granada, Spain
The Alhambra palace in Granada, Spain

Attend two or more Programs For a 5% discount