Granada What to Pack

  • Rucksack on Carousell inside Pro-Tector @ Granada
    Rucksack on Carousell inside Pro-Tector...
    by into-thin-air
  • Rucksack Safely Home Again - Liverpool
    Rucksack Safely Home Again - Liverpool
    by into-thin-air
  • However you choose to travel
    However you choose to travel
    by into-thin-air

Most Recent What to Pack in Granada

  • into-thin-air's Profile Photo

    Kit List for Camino

    by into-thin-air Updated May 8, 2009

    3.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    However you choose to travel

    Luggage and bags: Rucksack
    Rucksack Pro-Tector.

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Sleeping Bag
    Thurlo x 2
    Inner sock x 2
    Evening sock x 2
    Gloves ?
    Head-band ?
    Sun-hat
    Long Sleeved T-shirt x 1
    Short "" "" "" "" "" x 2
    Trekking Boxers x 2
    Big Towel
    Wash Gear + Pills
    Sun Block
    Sandals
    Shorts x 1
    Fleece jumper
    First Aid pack + extra medication
    Camera x 1 + Charger & Batteries
    Water Bottle
    Pocket knife
    Head-Torch
    Trekking Pole
    Maps and Guide Book
    Glasses
    in-soles &ankle supports

    Miscellaneous: Pro-Tector Pouch
    E111
    Passport
    Pilgrims Passport
    Air-Tickets
    Money / Euro's
    Insurance
    Flight Sweets
    Address book

    Related to:
    • Budget Travel
    • Hiking and Walking
    • Adventure Travel

    Was this review helpful?

  • into-thin-air's Profile Photo

    Keep your Rucksack Safe -- Keep your kit Dry

    by into-thin-air Written May 8, 2009

    3.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Rucksack on Carousell inside Pro-Tector @ Granada
    1 more image

    Luggage and bags: If you are travelling Anywhere and using a Rucksack / Backpack as your luggage then I would Strongly recommend that you use some form of Rucksack / Backpack Pro-tector !!

    This tip is from my own personal experience, as I have had Big Problems having my Rucksack damaged or even destroyed by airlines, particularly on Airport Carousels,
    What can happen is that one of the straps can drop in-between the lats on the moving Carousel and then as your Rucksack goes around a corner, the strap gets ripped off, I lost the entire back and carrying system from one of my rucksacks !! You Definitely don't want this to happen, Especially on the way out to start walking your Camino !!
    As The Rucksack Pro-Tector has the second function as a water-resistant liner for your rucksack. It is a particularly useful piece of kit for Camino walking, Other rucksack protectors leave you with the problem of having to carry it around with you for the walk with no useful function !!

    Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: I have tried many of the Rucksack / Backpack Protectors that are available on the market and was disappointed with how they performed, So after having many problems with these decided to design and manufacture my own.
    Full details of how this came about are written up on my Nepal page.
    So, Obviously my own recommendation would be to get your Rucksack / Backpack Protector from Pro-Tector.

    Miscellaneous: Also, after successfully designing, producing and selling the Rucksack Pro-tector for several years, I have now introduced some new lines such as a Pro-Tector Travel Wallet and a Pro-Tector Document / Valuables Travel Pouch and now the Brand New Treking Pole Pro-Tector

    Related to:
    • Adventure Travel
    • Hiking and Walking
    • Budget Travel

    Was this review helpful?

  • suvanki's Profile Photo

    Pack for comfort!

    by suvanki Updated Jan 21, 2008

    4.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    The Alhambra, Granada

    Luggage and bags: Lightweight luggage, day sack for carrying camera, water, sun stuff, guide book etc!

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Comfy shoes are a must!! - you'll probably walk further than expected- ( carry some blister plasters - just in case! )
    In May, I found it fairly hot in the day, but cool at night- layers are the answer.

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Plenty of pharmacies, supermarkets etc to stock up on forgotten items- as always, bring prescription drugs with you.
    Sunscreen is essential - The suns rays can be quite deceptive as you're hurrying between sights.

    Photo Equipment: Plenty of photo opps! bring as much film as you can carry (if like me, you've not gone digi yet!) or memory cards, batteries etc. There are a few photography shops in Granada that carry a decent stock

    Miscellaneous: Spanish phrase book -
    mp3 player/ small tape recorder, for capturing Flamenco etc., bubble wrap for safe carrying of pottery, wine etc

    Related to:
    • Budget Travel
    • Historical Travel
    • Family Travel

    Was this review helpful?

  • oceania26's Profile Photo

    Get a map of Granada before arriving!

    by oceania26 Written Nov 15, 2007

    3.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Miscellaneous: If you're arriving in Granada from another Andalucian city make sure to go to to the Andalucia tourist office and pick up a free map for Granada BEFORE arriving to Granada just to make your life easier!

    It's a really good map and it will be very easy to navigate the Albacin with this map -- forget the guidebook maps - they are pretty useless. The bus and train station are not near the albacin or the city centre and there are no maps or tourist info nearby to help.

    Was this review helpful?

  • Dabs's Profile Photo

    Visiting Granada

    by Dabs Written May 20, 2006

    4 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Granada is set on a couple of hills so good walking shoes are essential. In early May I was fine with long pants and short sleeved shirts in the day, in the evenings we needed a light jacket or sweater

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: You might want to bring sunscreen, I foolishly believe weather.com and thought it was going to be overcast and ended up with a bit of a burn. The sun is intense even into the late afternoon.

    Photo Equipment: Bring lots of memory and a spare battery if you have one for your digital camera, we both used up our batteries and I forget to swap out my flash card on the day we went to the Alhambra and didn't take as many pictures as we normally would have.

    Miscellaneous: I thought the Lonely Planet Andalucia guide was better than the Frommer's Seville, Granada & the Best of Andalusia, especially in their coverage of the Old Arab Quarter and the historical background.

    Was this review helpful?

  • wanderlust23's Profile Photo

    Pack for HOT weather during summer!

    by wanderlust23 Written Dec 20, 2004

    3.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Recommend backpack such as this.

    Luggage and bags: Bring light bags since the transportation system is small. Taxis are usually the best way besides walking of getting around. If you dont' mind lugging around a big bag, do so, otherwise if you're backpacking pack light so as not to have to carry the large bags from the train stations to the main center - about a mile!

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: For summer, if you're going to be walking quite a bit, especially from the center of town up the hill to Alhambra, wear good walking shoes. No shoes that will be very hot though, as it is usually 100 degrees or more during July and August!

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Bring plenty of sunscreen!! And also bring aloe in case you are not intelligent enough to use said sunscreen. Bring bandaids for blisters from all the walking you'll be doing!

    Photo Equipment: Definately bring any kind of camera you own! The city is gorgeous with plenty of picture opps, but the Alhambra has a photo opp waiting around every corner!

    Related to:
    • Trains

    Was this review helpful?

  • Walking shoes

    by blint Written Oct 21, 2004

    3.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Granadina countryside

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: It is very important to bring shoes with good grip as the roads in the Albaicin are stoney and slippery. Falling over is common. Don't even think about walking aroud the Albaicin or Sacramonte with high heal shoes or ones with no grip!!!!!!!!

    Related to:
    • Hiking and Walking
    • Historical Travel

    Was this review helpful?

  • Faracy's Profile Photo

    things you need..

    by Faracy Written Aug 19, 2004

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Wear shoes you can walk in, on slippery stone streets, and up hills.

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: You might not think you need it, but sunscreen... the sun is particularly intense here because of the elevation. I got burned just walking around.

    Was this review helpful?

  • ginguba's Profile Photo

    Snow time

    by ginguba Written May 6, 2003

    3.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    me at the snowpark

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: If you go in winter, you'll defenetly have to take warm clothes (it does snow there). but if you go (even for snowboarding) around march april, you won't need winter clothes to go around the resort. As for going up the moutain i advise you to take a waterproof jacket, trousers and gloves. but under the jacket you can take a t-shirt, cause if you're lucky to get a sunny day, you'll find out you get really hot. It's preferable to take a good jacket and something light under it, than to take out your jacket cause when you fall you'll get snow everywhere!...
    You'll also need equipment - the snow board and some proper boots - and you have loads of places where you can rent it. Don't know if you can rent those snow glasses cause you shouldn't take you're normal sunglasses, you can brake them in some bigger fall.
    You should alse take a snow cap or something like that. It was hot this last time i went, and i didn't take it. for that i got a sunburn on top of my head. and i've got plenty of hair!!!

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Talking of sun... you'll defenetly have to take some sun cream. A moutain one. Cause that mixture of sun reflecting in the white snow, and the cold and the ice is quite powerfull and you're skin will suffer.

    Photo Equipment: If you're snowboarding don't take a big camera. Specially when you're starting it. you'll fall loads and you can hurt yourself or even break it. I took my lomo and digital camera wrapped in some fabric. Cause you do have loads to photograph, speacially if you're going with you're friends!! and amazing views!

    Was this review helpful?

  • Christina1881's Profile Photo

    Shoes...

    by Christina1881 Written May 5, 2003

    3.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: A really good pair of walking-shoes is a FANTASTIC THING in this city - of course it can be bought in one of the many stores - but if you plan to walk around the Albaicin or hike in Sierra Nevada a new pair wont be the best choise!

    Related to:
    • Hiking and Walking

    Was this review helpful?

  • Maggies's Profile Photo

    Packing List

    by Maggies Written Sep 12, 2002

    2.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Olive groves covered with snow

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Granada is pretty warm all year round. But it lies at over 700 meters and it can get quite chilly at night, especially in winter. So, bring some jacket... I don't think you will ever need an umbrella here, it's always sunny.

    Was this review helpful?

  • scorsese's Profile Photo

    Packing List

    by scorsese Written Aug 25, 2002

    1.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Luggage and bags: no particular bag

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Even in the town there is alot of climbing o high heels are not advisable. The weather is generally very good so no worries. Its a city so you have shelter from the sun.

    Photo Equipment: Bring a universal adapter for the plugs for charging digital cameras. The whole city is a great photographic opportunity so be prepared

    Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: there is no great outdoors......its a city.

    Miscellaneous: aren't digital cameras fantastic? i can share all my moments with the world on the web!!!!!

    Was this review helpful?

Instant Answers: Granada

Get an instant answer from local experts and frequent travelers

103 travelers online now

Comments

Granada What to Pack

Reviews and photos of Granada what to pack posted by real travelers and locals. The best tips for Granada sightseeing.

View all Granada hotels