Las Alpujarras Day Trip from Granada
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Visit the unspoiled natural beauty of Las Alpujarras. An area of stunning natural beauty with a delightful climate, Las Alpujarras is dominated by the magnificent rugged peaks of Spain’s highest mountain range, the Sierra Nevada. Enjoy lunch at Bubion to Capileira perched above the marvellous Ravine of Poqueira.
Pass through Lanjaron, a famous medicinal spa town where you will visit the Water Museum; Orgiva, the centre of the Alpujarra region and a series of picturesque villages and hamlets such as Caratunas, Pampaneira, Pitres, Portugos with its natural spring and Trevelez, the highest village in Spain. You will then continue through Bubion to Capileira perched above the marvellous Ravine of Poqueira where a typical Alpujarreno lunch will be served.
This regions natural beauty is due to the warm climate and abundant supply of water running off the rivers of the Sierra Nevada – making it one of the most fertile valleys in Spain. The small white hillside villages are filled with houses with flat earthen roofs (terrados) and the terraced farmland reaches over 6,561 feet (2,000 meters).