Out and About

cycling, diving, fishing, golf, horse riding, mountain biking, mountaineering, paragliding, sailing, ski, surfing, swimming, tennis, walking, wind-surfing, , mountain climbing,, golf,, diving, tennis, walking, snowboarding, kite-surfing, dog-sledding, white-water rafting, canoeing

Experience a completely different skiing holiday: in southern Spain! Depending on your mood and the weather conditions, you can go skiing in the Sierra Nevada, lap up the sunshine under a palm tree at a street cafe on the Costa Tropical or enjoy a tour of the world famous Alhambra Palace in the fascinating and light-hearted student city of Granada Sierra Nevada (80 km from the house) is the most modern ski resort in Spain and has more sunny days than any other ski resort in Europe. A high certainty of snow, enjoying 76 km long, wide ski runs on altitudes between 3400m and 2000m, low prices and a really friendly environment make Sierra Nevada an ideal winter holiday destination. While back at your cosy holiday home there is a welcoming open fire and if you wish a Finnish wood sauna, which we will be happy to prepare for you by prior arrangement. There are a telephone information line and a website which give information about the weather conditions at the ski resort. More information can be found at the Sierra Nevada official website www.cetursa.com

ACTIVITIES AND EVENTS

The property is located in the heart of the Alpujarras, in the green and lush south slopes of Sierra Nevada with its breathtaking landscapes and mild and sunny micro climate all year round. You will have the perfect opportunity to experience and enjoy the authentic and genuine Andalucia intimately, away from the busy touristic spots. Straight from the house, you can enjoy wonderful walks through the valley or up to the hills. By car, you can have amazing excursions to the high part of the 'Las Alpujarras' with its white and picturesque mountain villages or to the snow-covered peaks of Sierra Nevada. The mountain chain reaches an altitude of 3484 m and is replete with a unique wildlife, beautiful rivers and pristine lagoons. The house is only 25 minutes driving distance to the coast, 40 minutes to Granada (one of the most beautiful and lively historic and cultural cities in the world) and little over than one hour to Sierra Nevada ski resorts.

Day trips can include beautiful destinations such as Córdoba, Ronda Seville, or National Parks like Sierra de Grazalema, Sierra de Cazorla and Cabo de Gata.

Blessed with gorgeous weather all year round (including winter time), this region will give you an endless variety of activities and events: you can ski all the way from end of November to April; olive harvest for our own biological olive oil begins in December; almond bloom starts in January; in March, Órgiva celebrates its patron saint with spectacular fireworks; during Easter time there are impressive marches and processions; the historical and revered orange blossom El Azahar occurs in April, filling the valley with its enticing scents; May is an excellent month to go hiking; Granada’s famous Féria with daily corridas de toros (bullfighting) happens in June; July and August vibrate with cheerful and animated village festivals; in September you can enjoy the warm waters in the stunning Mediterranean beaches; the Féria of Órgiva (harvest festival) happens in early October; and in November the local bars start to light their open fireplaces where people enjoy roasting chestnuts.

Whatever the season is, the region remains lively and vibrant with enjoyable activities. All over the year and across the whole region (mountains and coast), restaurants, cafes and beach bars by the sea are open and will give you the chance to experience our gorgeous gastronomical culture and the Andalucian lifestyle.

It will be a pleasure to offer you the opportunity to immerse yourself in the authentic Andalusia.