Natural Park of Gorafe Desert

Dramatic landscapes

The desert of Gorafe is located in the interior of the province of Granada. It is known for its «badlands» and because most of the inhabitants in the area live in cave houses. As part of the experience of this trip we will stay at a wonderful cave house that offers all the comforts of a traditional hotel.

 In this gravel cycling tour you will have the opportunity to see the remains of megalithic tombs and ravines produced by the erosion of water through thousands of years.

We will visit the Megalitic remains of Gorafe Natural Park and the Crystal House of the famous Black Mirror series. To top it off, we will enjoy a spectacular hot air balloon flight over the entire area.

Dates 2020: Sep 3rd – 6th                    Price: 1600€ p.p.

                         Sep  17th – 20th

                         Oct   1st – 4th

                         Oct   15th – 18th

                         Oct   29th – 1st

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Duration:

5 days riding / 4 nights

Avg Distance:

100km

Avg Elevation:

1000m

Dificulty:

3/5

Itinerary

We will pick you up at the airport and take you to the hotel.

Our mechanics will put your bike together and make sure everything is ok. Meanwhile you’ll have time to explore the area. After lunch you can go for a short 30km spin around the Gorafe Megalithic Park, where we will be able to see the megalitic remains, and the glass house.

A long day awaits so we will start nice and early with a solid breakfast before we get on our bikes.

We will do about 100km route around Gorafe and Sierra of Baza in which we will enjoy the beautiful dramatic landscapes.

We will finish the route at our cave house with a gourtmet dinner by our personal chef.

We will do something a bit lighter after the hard day before. About 70km of twisting gravel roads along the canyons. This will give us the opportunity to visit the unknown parts of the Gorafe Natural Park. 

We will wake up at dawn to help set up the hot air balloon before we take flight (3 to 4 hours). Seeing the desert from the sky with the rising sun is a truly breathtaking experience. We will have breakfast with the Hotballoon team. We will return for lunch and we will leave fot a route in the afternoon.

Five and last day, we advise you to take the afternoon flight so we can make a last short route in the morning of about 30km to say goodbye to Gorafe that has welcomed us during these days.

WHAT'S INCLUDED

– Small groups of 6-8 riders 

– Granada or Malaga airport transfers 

– Four nights single & double occupancy accommodation 

– Four days of riding 

– Breakfast and evening meals 

– Ride guides with in-depth local knowledge 

– Ride support with mechanical assistance 

Hot Air Balloon ride overflying Gorafe Desert

– Ride photography 

– Routes designed around experiencing the local area 

– Ride nutrition and hydration  

WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED

 – Flights 

– Lunch and snacks 

– Alcoholic drinks with meals 

– Travel insurance 

– Incidental expenses 

Megalthic Park of Gorafe

Amazing gravel road to discover!

Rental Bikes

Our rental partner has a wide variety of bicycles available for all travel adventures of SulayrTravel.

High and medium range road and gravel bikes are available.

Please let us know in advance whether you would like to rent a bike. We will provide you with a list of prices upon request as well as recommend a suitable bike for you.

Price: From 25€/day

Accommodation & Food

We want Sulayr Travel Adventures to be as much about riding in new places as experiencing the countryside and local region.

We found the perfect location for this. A desert resort, surrounded by the rocks and peaks of Gorafe National Park.

Our base is a picturesque family-run hotel with a covered swimming pool. The rooms have single and double beds. The fact that it is a cave means that there naturally is a constant comfortable temperature in its interior, both in winter as in summer.

Buffet breakfasts and dinners will be prepared by our chef.