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“Wonderful region that we will go back to again and again”
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Las Alpujarras
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Owner description: Andalusia's mountainous Alpujarra region features Spain's highest peak, Mulhacén, rising to a height of 3,478 meters. It provides perhaps the best walking and hiking country in Andalucia and boasts many picturesque villages for the less adventurous traveler.
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“Wonderful region that we will go back to again and again”
Reviewed 21 September 2013

We went originally in search of Gerald Brennan's house in Yegen so based ourselves nearby in Válor . By a few days we missed the village festival, recreation of the battle between the Spanish and Moors so already planning next year's visit.
There is so much to see and do but this region is best explored as a series long rambles or , by car with very frequent stops. Towns such as Trevelez - worth it for some amazing local handicrafts - the rugs are tremendous value and also excellent ham. Lanjaron as a health spa with a very pretty centre worth wandering through. We failed to get to so many others as we enjoyed our stay in Válor and from there rambled around the countryside. Also found an excellent bar "Azahara" with excellent tapas and some main dishes. Also good was the restaurante "El Puente" but this is only open for lunch ( early/late afternoon)

Visited September 2013
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“Beautiful area of Southern Spain - so much to see and do”
Reviewed 25 August 2013

We stayed near Trevelez for 3 days and toured the area by car as well as some walking. The White Village drives (Capileira, Bubion & Pampineira are the well known ones) are a great way to see the Sierra Nevada region. There are lots of less well known but equally stunning villages with hardly any tourists in sight. The people here are very friendly, the food amazing and, surprisingly, the tourists tend to stay in the few 'hot spots' and not venture into the heart of this area. A car is essential to fully appreciate what is on offer here
Highly recommended - great antidote to the frenetic pace of the towns and beaches on the south coast!

Visited August 2013
2 Thank Somuchtosee01
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Lisbon, Portugal
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“Much more than skiing!”
Reviewed 29 July 2013

For those who think (myself included, prior my visit) that the Sierra Nevada is only skiing and snow, this mountain is a great surprise!
Various routes, all well marked and with fantastic views! There are several levels of courses, from the simplest to the hard requirements of high mountain!
Trevelez or Capileira work are a good camp base, above the 2500 m refuge Poqueira is a good option to stay.

Highly recommended! For initiation, training and summits!

Visited June 2013
3 Thank Jorge F
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“Authentic region with much variety in orginale style”
Reviewed 23 July 2013

The Alpujarras reaches from Lanjaron tot Ugijar (former "capital" of the Alpujarras). A variety of activities you can see and do :mountain walking along the GR7 from Granada tot Trevelez, or shorter from Pampineira tot Bubion and Capileira. Or just visit the last three white villages
which are a live with Morish influences. Orgiva has a tradition of the seventies.
By car you can take the northern route from Trevelez tot Ugijar, more adventerous or the southern altenative from Orgiva via Cadiar to Ugijar. Spectacular views.

Visited July 2013
7 Thank Siem J
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Newcastle, Australia
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“Beautiful and spectacular.”
Reviewed 29 May 2013

This must be the friendliest place in Spain. Not only is the area breathtaking, but the people are so lovely. It is worth spending at least one night in the area and doing one of the walks available, besides for wandering around the villages. The fellow at the tourist office at Pampaneira is very knowledgable and helpful and will give you instructions and a basic map if you tell him your time constraints and wishes.

Visited May 2013
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