SIERRA NEVADA, Granada
The Güejar Sierra bus leaves from el Paseo de Salon and takes 40 minutes. First bus of the day leaves at 7.20 and the last at 23.00. The route is worth it just for the views as you wind your way up the mountain.
When you get there you'll find a traditional (slowly expanding) village near the reservoir. There are a couple of good bars and pretty church but the real reason to visit is the natural park (signposted from the village). It's a bit of a pain to have to walk along the road following the river for 2 miles before you get to the real park 'wilderness' (especially the trek back...mostly uphill to get the return bus !). There is an attractive restaurant half way along this route, we had a very tasty meat dish there once. Also there's the reward of a small bar to have a limon in once the road finishes and need a rest before you set off on one of the paths. Listen out for the clinking of goat bells and be prepared to turn a corner and find a bull blocking your way!!
A region in the west of the Sierra Nevada mountains. Rugged mountain scenery with the towns of Orgiva and Lanjaron worth visiting.
Las Alpujarras has been popularised by some of the books written about it, Gerald Brenan´s ´South from Granada´ and Chris Stewerts ´Driving over Lemons´ and ´Parrot in a pepper tree´ both tell the tales of Englishmen who came to live in the area.
Its still a quiet and relatively unspoilt rural region .
The beautiful Sierra Nevada range is a wonderful backdrop to the city of Granada. The name means ‘Snowy Range” and is popular amongst tourists for skiing with its 61km of ski slopes. This region is Europe’s most southern choice for ski resorts. It also has the highest peak found on the Iberian peninsular.
With the peak of Mulhacén reaching nearly 3500 metres, la Sierra Nevada are uncontestedly the highest mountain chain in Iberia. The mountains also offer the southernmost skiing in all of Europe. While I did not have the pleasure of exploring the mountains nor skiing in them when I visited Granada, the temptation was there given how close they seemed. It was also surprising to see the abundant snow on them given the southern lattitude. In addition to hiking and skiing, this mountain chain is known to have a series of stunning villages worthy of exploration.
No so far from Granada city,you can go up to: SIERRA NEVADA!!.Is a very good ski resort.About 35 KM.
If you like all winter sports,this is your place!.
Here also you will find a lot of hotels,apartments and hostels.
Take a look to my new travelogue to see a few more photos taken in Sierra Nevada!.
Of course a visit to SIERRA NEVADA is a must!
It is the highest mountain range in mainland Spain, (as the highest mountain is in Canary Islands)
It is the sunniest Ski resort in Europe and it hosted the world Ski championship in 1996.
These houses were spotted somewhere near Sierra Nevada which has 14 peaks more than 3000 m (9800 ft) high. Although the Sierra is close to the Mediterranean, snow often lingers until July & then begins falling in late Autumn. I wonder why?
When you are in Grenada, you have to make a trip to the mountains of the Sierra Nevada, to the south of the city. High tops, beautiful sceneries and stunning canyons.....Probably you´ll have to rent a car, because there isn´t a lot of public tranport in this area.