Holidays to Alpujarras
The thought of heading to the south of Spain and being landlocked might not be every holidaymakers cup of tea but before you ditch the idea of a holiday in rural Andalucía, have a look at what Alpujarras has to offer. The mountainous region of Alpujarras is one of pure and natural beauty. The pine-clad hillsides and the endless fields of vibrant fruit create an image that can only be described as picture perfect. If the name is ringing bells somewhere it could be because the original drummer of Genesis, Chris Stewart, wrote his autobiographical book ‘Driving over Lemons’ about his time spent in the area.
Adventures in the mountains
The magnificent mountainous scenery makes holidays to Alpujarras a haven for walkers, hikers and climbers. There are routes that lead all over the region ranging from leisurely strolls to dramatic peak hikes. While some walks are based around seeing fascinating landmarks, such as old mills or Arab baths, others are simply for the incredible views they give over rural Andalucía. If you’re hesitant to head up into the hills alone, there are many tourist information centres that offer regular guided walks and hikes through Alpujarras. Just find the one that suits you best, pack up a haversack and let your feet do the rest.
Just because there is a huge mountain range nearby doesn’t mean you have to go clambering up the side of it. Holidays in Alpujarras can be just as happily spent with lazy afternoons. The beautiful whitewash towns that decorate the valley each have something unique and interesting on offer. Mijas is a real glimpse into the traditional Spanish way of life while Alhaurin has one of the best golf courses in the region. If you are in real need of a beach fix then, depending where you are in rural Andalucia, the sea can be just a 30-minute drive away. The coastline here is rugged and dramatic and the golden sands look so inviting in contrast. The water’s warm so jump right in.
A rural Andalucia holiday in Alpujarras
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Rural Andalucía – Alpujarras Holiday Travel Information
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2 hours 55 minutes