Outdoor Adventure & Cultural Exploration

| Spain

Active Discovery

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 17 - jul 01 (15 days) $3,295

jul 02 - jul 15 (14 days) $3,295

Program at a Glance

Ages: 14 - 18

Minimum Group Size: 4 participants
Maximum Group Size: 8 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

COMBINEs with:

Attend two or more Programs For a 5% discount