Learn Spanish and rock climb in Granada, Spain
Description of Learn Spanish and rock climb in Granada, Spain
Rock climbing in and around Sierra Nevada National Park in Andalucía is an absolute pleasure with limestone landscapes and tempting crags opening up before your very eyes in addition to some of the best sport climbing sites in the whole of southern Spain.
This province of southern Spain encapsulates the area’s natural beauty and rock climbing is certainly one of the best ways to get to grips with the physical geography as well as discovering the social and cultural landscape too as you study Spanish in its country of origin – the only way to learn.
Our rock climbing programmes run all year round, thanks to the climate, and, of course, our Spanish classes do too. Why not tailor a week or more of language learning and rock climbing? Not only will you get to meet new people in a choice of accommodation but you’ll also be located in Granada with plenty of free time to explore the city of an afternoon or evening.
Our main rock climbing zone is Los Cahorros which is just a short stroll from the village of Monachil, just on the outskirts of Granada. Other recommended sites for climbing include the crags of Alfacar, Loja, Diezma, Los Vados and Malaga's El Chorro which can all be reached by car.
If you need any more information relating to our climbing, language or accommodation programmes please don’t hesitate to get in touch and we’ll be more than happy to answer all of your questions.
PlanetEscuela Montalbán organizes this package in collaboration with
the outdoor company "Granada al Límite". The company is situated in the village of Quentar, Granada Province. "Granada al Limite" consists in a group of young people who started to offer outdoor activities in different villages of Sierra Nevada Natural Park. Sierra Nevada is a magnificent mountain range, which is the 2 nd highest in Europe. The Sierra Nevada is a protected area encompassing torrid rivers, steep-sided gorges, bouldered scree slopes, glacial lakes amidst snowy peaks and, in the foothills of the Alpujarras, cultivated terraces of almond trees and vegetables. The aim of "Granada al limite" is to promote sustainable tourism which allows participants to get to know this unique Natural Park in the South of Spain. Participants will visit different areas of the Park. The National Park area is a location of outstanding importance for their wildlife and geology, with ecosystems that have been little altered by human activity. It has the highest degree of protection, sometimes with restricted access to certain areas within them. Participants will receive extensive information about the protection politic of Sierra Nevada Natural Park and the National Park area. They basically have to know, that
- access to the National Park is only possible by non-motorised transport (horses, bicycles or on foot).
- it is strongly forbidden to take away any plants or stones. Participants will receive a dossier about "endemic flora and fauna".
PeopleGranada Province is one of the most important regions for rock climbing in Southern Spain. Here you can find a big number of rock climbing areas. We offer guided rock climbing afternoons all year round. Our guides are from Quentar, a small village situated in the Sierra Nevada Natural Park. They are a group of young people who came from the unemployment and founded the company "Granada al Límite". They will lead our students through the beautiful landscapes of this aera situated in the surrounding of Granada city. Participants will climb in areas near Alfacar village, Monachil village or Diezma village. These rural villages are located outside the main tourist aeras. Inhabitants live basically from incomings proceding from agriculture. Our participants have the possibility to rent rock climbing equipment in the villages, in the case they need to do so. We will finish the climbing afternoons with a small dinner at a local restaurant. Thanks to this type of programmes, we contribute to promote outdoor tourism in these villages. In the future this type of sustainable tourism can become an alternative for the locals to obtain economical incomings.
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