Posts Tagged ‘Sierra Nevada’

Cold and Wet? Ski and have Fun in Spain!

March 6th, 2013 by Carol Byrne

Carol Byrne

Most of us woke up to a layer of white this morning – snow that is. Here in the Alpujarra mountains the ground was covered with a few inches, the views to the Sierra Nevada were simply stunning this morning.  Unlike the UK, things won’t grind to a halt – but work for many will probably stop – it’s time for some fun in the sun – and the snow – literally, Solynieve. The general rule of thumb is if it rains or snows lightly on the Alpujarra, it will result in a layer of thick snow up there!  Fancy some fresh air?  Consider a Ski trip in the South of Spain – it’s not just for the beach!

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It’s snow time in Spain

November 13th, 2012 by vernon

It is that time of the year. I look out of my window and what do I see. Snow. There are still people who believe snow never finds it way to Spain, but it does. And, in some locations for many months of the year. And snow brings with it the chance to see places in Spain in a whole new light. A bright, white light.

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Road to Güéjar Sierra

October 2nd, 2012 by vernon

The motorway network in Spain is superb. You wonder sometimes why they bothered building motorways that are so often empty. But taking the back road to a location is still my preferred option. The road to Güéjar Sierra is a scenic one and waiting for you at the end of the road is a charming town that is cherry ripe.

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Four seasons in Granada – Winter

August 20th, 2012 by vernon

When the skies are bright, there is a crisp feeling in the air and the sunshine is warm enough to sit out in for a few hours during the day. That means winter and you are in Granada. Snow, plenty of it, looks down on the city centre from its place on the imperious Sierra Nevada mountains. I love Granada in Winter. 

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The enchanting nature of Las Alpujarras

November 30th, 2011 by Louise Juhlin

Louise Juhlin
One of the most spectacular natural areas within Andalusia is the district of Las Alpujarras. Nestled within a breathtaking surrounding nature you will find small remote villages which are perfect to enjoy a holiday of tranquility and peace. Las Alpujarras is a dream come true for nature lovers.

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Ski Spain

November 23rd, 2011 by Louise Brace

Louise Brace
As Spain is Europe’s second most mountainous country it is not surprising that it is the ideal destination for your next ski holiday. There are 33 ski resorts situated across the country; offering quality snow and plenty of winter sun, plus there are heaps more reasons to choose Spain for your next skiing holiday.

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Cycling through Spain

September 7th, 2011 by vernon

The Spanish equivalent of the Tour de France, the Vuelta a España, has been attracting lots of attention recently. I’m watching it on television principally for the scenery. Seeing fit men serves only to confirm to me how inadequate I am and does nothing for the ego. Therefore I look past the bikes and, instead, soak up the beautiful Spanish countryside. But men in lycra riding bikes up hill and down valleys are everywhere in Spain. You can’t avoid them. Especially on a Sunday. 

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Louise Brace
The Spanish cycling championship, ‘Vuelta a España’ (Around Spain), is one of the biggest European cycling events, along with its French and Italian counterparts. This year, for the first time in 33 years, the route will pass through the Basque Country, where cycling enjoys a huge following. Due to security problems the race hadn’t entered the region since 1978, when protesters blocked the course, but the Basque Government have fought hard to bring the race back into the region and this year sees the return.  

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A Saturday in Granada

May 6th, 2011 by vernon

What do you do if you find yourself in a Spanish city with so much to see and having neither the time nor the inclination to sit down for a long lunch? Go on a bar crawl, that’s what! But in the best possible taste, through tasting the best possible tapas. There is no better place to do just that than in the city where the snacks that accompany your drink are delivered to you free of charge. The gastronomic city of Granada. I would spend every day of the week there if I could. But i always try to get there for at least one Saturday per month. There’s something special about a Saturday in Granada.

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Going wild in Las Alpujarras, Granada

May 6th, 2011 by Carol Byrne

Carol Byrne
Stumbling across the Granada region of Las Alpujarras, in Andalucía, southern Spain is a delight, an unexpected discovery, quite different to anywhere else…now, in May, the prettiest time of the year when the mountains are strewn with a garland of riotous colour…Come on then!

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Skiing in Sierra Nevada

December 20th, 2010 by John Kramer

John Kramer
Sierra Nevada is Europe’s most Southerly ski resort. Situated on the same latitude as Cyprus and just over an hour’s drive from the beautiful beaches on the Costa Tropical. Skiing in the morning and eating paella on the beach in the afternoon really is possible. Sierra Nevada also offers one Europe’s longest ski seasons – from November through to May. It is not unknown, for snow to fall even in June. The southerly location, almost guarantees fantastic weather, especially towards the ends of the season. Skiing in t-shirts and jeans is not an uncommon sight. There are very few ski resorts that can offer sea views and on exceptionally clear days, views right across to Africa.

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Sierra Nevada National Park

November 3rd, 2010 by John Kramer

John Kramer
The Sierra Nevada mountain range is the second highest in Europe, just after the Alps. A fact that often surprises visitors. The mountain range covers a total area of some 170,000ha/420070acres, of which 90,000ha/222390acres fall within the National Park. One fifth, or fourteen in total, of all the mountains within the Park are over 3000m. The highest peaks are found in the Western part of the Sierra Nevada mountain range and include the Iberian Peninsula’s two highest peaks; the Mulhacen at 3482m and the Veleta at 3394m.

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