Las Alpujarras Travel Guide
Winding road, Las Alpuharras, Spain
Winding road, Las Alpuharras, Spain
As seen from above, Orgiva, Spain
Village in Las Alpuharras, Spain
Roadsigns in Las Alpuharras, Spain
Carmen and Stacey, Las Alpuharras, Spain
too many visitors from 15th of july to 15th of august!
In a nutshell
Each time I leave my mind is full of longing to return!
bubion,moorish houses and mudejar style church
most of alpujarra houses,as here in bubion,look as those in morroco atlas mountains.don't forget the alpujarras were the first refuge for expulsed moorish people from granada,at the end of 16th cent.bubion,as capilheira and pampaneira,hang over deep poqueira ravine .
trevelez,the highest village in spain....
and one of the best jamon serrano of the country too...many shops make a succulent dry ham for curing it in dry and cold mountain.have a drink eating jamon serrano in one of the bars where thousands of entire jamones are hanging ...
Views of Las Alpuharras (1)
The entire Las Alpuharras region is dotted with the white villages that are more popularly recognized from the Ronda region to the west. But as you can see here there are many to explore here also. The second photo shows one of the many road junctions here in the area, where...
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The village of water
In the small village LANJARON - where the bottled water comes from - every year in June (I believe it to be on Midsummers night) they have a night (one hour) where there is water all over the place! It is one big water-party, you through water at everybody - and they at you....
Visit the "Embalse de Beninar"
The leaky dam built on the Rio Adra ruined the surrounding countryside and fields, which is probably why Lucainina is so deserted! It and the resulting resevoir was intended to supply water to the city of Almeria, the Campo de Dalias and to the rest of the Adra delta....
El Golco was once a deserted village, but life is now coming back with the development of a resort complex. The houses being built are faithful to the old Alpurrajan style.In the old village you can find one of the oldest churches built in the Moorish style.
Visit the vineyards & Bodegas in Laujar de Andarax
If you enjoy white wine, and have already tasted the local white wine, then why not visit the vineyards where the grapes grow?You can visit a local bodegas, and take some wine home with you!This was also the last 'home' for Boabdil, the last Moorish king!
Walk in the Poqueira revine
There are several excursions in the Poqueira revine.- Poqueira path- La Cebadilla- Las asequias- TorilAll of them not to hard to follow. Just need some experience hiking and walking, nothing more. Enjoy beatifull views fo the Alpujarra Sierra and take a bath in the river if...
Spend a day at Almerima - Costa Almería
Almerima is about an hours drive from the Eastern Alpujarras. It is a nice resort, without being quite as commercial or crowded as the resorts of the Costa del Sol. It is very close to Roquettes del Mar. It is not well known to English visitors, but is very popular with the...
Bar Cafe el Chorrito: Tourist trap
In the heart of Trevelez, this bar / cafe has nothing special but practices very expensive prices, 30% more expensive than in the centre of Granada and 35% more expensive than in other Alpujarras vilalges (and they make fun of you when you pay because you are counting your...
How to get here...
From Granada U can take buses, rent a car or grab a taxi. There is a bus 3 times each day. First at 8am, next at midday and last 6pm. If U choose to go in a rented car, be carefull, the road is really twisted so better to go slowly. Also there are beatifull views so enjoy...
Laid Back Lifestyle
In the white villages - life is very laid back and local transport is few and far between unless you have a donkey. So the only alternative is to use your legs or hire a car to get the most out of a visit to this area.
Vino? Si senor, but never drink it on its own!
Never, ever drink Vino on its own if you want to fit in with the localsSpanish drinking culture is complex. Spaniards don’t leave the house with the intention of having a skinful. In Spain, you go out to meet people, to eat and talk, and liquid refreshment is just a part of...
La Alpujarra gastronomy embraces two native gastronomic sources – Moors and Christian. As game is plentiful and hunting is still a major past-time, venison, wild boar, partridge and locally caught trout, is often on the menu. Typical fare is hearty, rustic and very rich in...
The villages of yesteryear
While walking the Alpujarra, you may happen across some of the most interesting villages of the area; not those of the tourist guides, but a simple collection of houses, perhaps with a donkey or wandering dogs and cats, and covered in flowers. Well worth straying off the...
Walking the Taha
The Taha, in central Alpujarra is a majestic valley, dotted with small traditional villages. You can walk it's length following waymarked trails, or venture 'off the beaten path' and discover hidden places, farmers houses or just an isolated spot to picnic.
Crossing the Alps
Part of the long distance hiking route - the Grand Randonee - across the alps of Europe cuts through the Gorge. This is part of the GR7-E4which is longest at 5.500 miles. It runs from the Straits of Gibraltar right around to Crete, passing through Spain, France, Switzerland, Austria, Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria and Greece.
Signs like this one, directing me down to Pampaneira, can be seen indicating the route, terrain and distance.
Updated Mar 9, 2003
- Related to:
- Hiking and Walking
- Mountain Climbing
Orgiva, the main village
We dropped into Orgiva, having read that it was the "center" of the Las Alpujarras area, the main village if you will. We found that it was the first village that was boring and found nothing to enjoy during our time there. Mabye we should have researched better....
Orgiva - nothing much going for it
Nice pizzas & lasagne at the pizzeria on the main road through Orgiva. The view down from the top of the main street with the church and the mountains beyond is very striking. The market was quite lively.
Can't say I miss it - the mountains are stunning but the smaller...
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