Granada Sports & Outdoors

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    Route through Cerro Muriano
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    Day 11 - Hinojosa del Duque - Monterrubio >> 31k

    by into-thin-air Updated May 8, 2009

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    Beautiful old Iglasia ��� San Juan Bautista
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    Back onto a slightly longer day, again on a mixture of quiet roads and earthen tracks, The last 8k being all slightly uphill on a minor road.
    No Facilities en-route, so make sure that you have a good breakfast before leaving in the morning and pack plenty of water as well as Good Supply of snacks.
    Both the only open Hostal and the Hotel in this small town were full but accommodation was found for us at the “Casa Parroquia” (Free of charge)
    A couple of choices of restaurants to take your evening meal.

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    Day 12 - Monterrubio - Castuera >> 17k

    by into-thin-air Written May 8, 2009

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    Route goes for 15k through the Reserva de Los Berc
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    Another short but nice levelish day, again walking on a mixture of quiet roads and earthen tracks. The bulk of the day the route takes you through “Reserva de los Berciales”, a nature reserve, so little traffic and a very pleasant days walking.
    No Facilities en-route, so make sure that you have a good breakfast before leaving in the morning and pack plenty of water as well as Supply of snacks.
    We arrived in Castuera on Maundy Thursday but found accommodation on our second attempt at Hotel Paraiso in the centre of town, this turned out to be a blessing as The Semana Santa parade went right past the hotel, so we were indeed privileged to get a birds eye view !!

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    Day 13 - Castuera - Campanario >> 19k

    by into-thin-air Written May 8, 2009

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    Deserted ���Way��� Castuera, Good Friday Morning
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    Another short but nice slightly undulating day, again walking on a mixture of quiet roads and earthen tracks through some pretty countryside.
    No Facilities en-route, so make sure that you have a good breakfast before leaving in the morning and pack plenty of water as well as Supply of snacks.
    As this was Good Friday we went straight to the Ayuntamiento in Campanario and they kindly arranged for us to be accommodated in their Sports hall. (Free of charge)
    Lots of choice of restaurants for your evening meal but we opted for one quite close to the Sports hall which was on the edge of town.

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    Day 15 - Don Benito - Medellín >> 9k

    by into-thin-air Written May 8, 2009

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    Roundabout with statue leaving Don Benito
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    The shortest day of our Camino, a fairly level day, again walking on a
    mixture of quiet roads and earthen tracks

    We planned it as a short day both so that we could take a break and also so
    that we could have a good look around the small town of Medellín which is
    packed full of history, Both Roman and Moorish as well as it being the town
    where Hernan Cortes was born.

    Only one hotel in town, we pre-booked and it was just as well that we did as
    it was "Officially" closed but the owners came and opened it up for us,
    rented us a room and then left !! - It was Easter Sunday though !!

    A couple of bars so we were able to get a bite to eat in the evening.

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    No snow!

    by raquelitalarga Updated Sep 4, 2008

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    The Sierra Nevada ski resort is 30 km from Granada. These slopes are popular with Portuguese, as well as Spanish, skiers. Problem is this is a region suffering from drought (check out the low level of the reservoirs). The local paper (Ideal) reported that 2008 was the worst ski season in 10 years due to lack of snow and unusually high winds.
    They do use artificial snow but check out the current conditions carefully.

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    Pedal past La Alhambra

    by raquelitalarga Updated Mar 27, 2008

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    Of course cycling is huge all over Spain but Granada has hills and mountains!
    There are popular routes all over this area, even the Alhambra hill!
    Go up past the famous monument, you'll get to the city cemetery (where Republicans were shot during the Civil War) carry on higher and paths snake all over the mountainside. Red squirrels leap from pine tree to tree ( exciting for an English person who usually only gets to see American grey interlopers!)

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    Day 17 - San Pedro de Mérida - Mérida >> 15.1k

    by into-thin-air Written May 8, 2009

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    Rainbow over The Old Roman Puente at Merida
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    Our last days walking was a fairly short one and only slightly undulating.

    Other than the first 6k to Trujillanos which was on a service road, the rest
    of the route was along reasonably busy, fairly major roads. There is a new
    (Refurbished and renamed (Hostal La Baranda)) to get a coffee / lunch in
    Trujillanos and then it's only another 5k until you start to walk into the
    outskirts of Merida.

    All facilities in Merida including a (Reported) Refugio de Perigrino.

    Merida is the end of The Camino Mozárabe, the route now joins The Via de la
    Plata and you can either join this at The Old Roman Puente or The Roman
    Aqueduct.

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    Sierra Nevada

    by solopes Updated Jun 22, 2014
    Sierra Nevada - Spain
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    About one hour distant, Sierra Nevada is a nice skiing station. The distance makes it the favorite to Portuguese, and the proximity of the beauties and life of Granada do help a lot.

    I've never been there in skiing peak season and don't know how the traffic conditions, but I do believe that staying in town and going there for some hours, as we did, in spring but still with snow, would be the best option.

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    Sierra Nevada

    by Redang Updated Dec 3, 2006

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    Sierra Nevada (Granada, Andaluc��a, Spain)

    Sierra Nevada is a world famous winter sports place.

    Other webs:
    - www.granadatur.com
    - www.turismodegranada.org
    - www.andalucia.org

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    snowboarding or ski...

    by ginguba Updated Apr 23, 2003

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    chica snowboarder.... not!

    just anything that'll make you slide down the mountain, really!... :)))

    that's me trying to get my balance... i fell soon after the picture...

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  • Paragliding info for pilots

    by flygranada Written Jan 18, 2007

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    For any autonomous pilots coming to Granada on a flying trip, there is a website for independent pilots with all info on takeoffs etc. www.flygranada.com

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