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Places to Visit and Things to Do

Ugijar

Visit the nearby town of Ugijar with it's bi-monthly market and wide selection of shops, bars and restaurants. Why not walk there along the river (approximately 2 hours and very beautiful), enjoy a leisurely lunch and then catch the afternoon bus back to Cuesta Vinas.






Granada

The moorish city of Granada offers the most
visited tourist attraction in Spain, the Alhambra.
With it's inspiring architecture and cool,
relaxing gardens it really is an unmissable day out.


 

Beaches


The beach resorts of the Almerian coast are only an hours drive away, or why not drive a little further to the Cabo de Gata National Park where there are long stretches of golden sand set amonst a striking volcanic back drop. The museum and botanical garden at Rodilquilar give a fascinating insight into the area.



Walking

Valor is situated on the edge of the Sierra Nevada Natural Park and the a network of muletracks enable you to explore easily. There really is something for everyone, rom the high peak of St Juan to the gentle strolls waymarked around the village. A myriad of flowers dot the hillsides spring, making it a truly magical place to explore.  

 

Cycling, Mountain Biking and Horse Riding are all available locally. The Sierra Nevada is generally used for the Mountain Section of the spanish equivalent of the Tour de France and is a popular destination for cycling clubs. We can arrange bike hire on your behalf and are always willing to provide transport into the Sierra for you to experience a magnificent downhill run back to the village.

Skiing

Many people only associate Spain with sand
and sun and are surprised to find that Spain
also offers a wide range of winter sports.
Spain's number one location for winter sports in
the Sierra Nevada is located just two hours away from the house and the Puerta de la Ragua with it's cross coutry pistes and sledging is less than an hour away.

 


Explore the Villages of La Alpujarra

Scattered along the lower slopes of the Sierra Nevada are numerous pretty white pueblo Blancos. Pampaneira, Bubion and Capileira offer many shops selling the locally made rugs and pottery, Trevelez, the highest village in Spain, is famous for it's hams, whilst others such as Jubiles, Castaras and Mercina Bombaron remain largely untouched by tourism and are like stepping back in time.

                                                     Vineyards

The local area boasts many award winning vineyards for you to experience. In Ugijar itself is the  bodega Domino Buenavista whose Veleta Tempranillo 2006 scooped a gold medal at the international wine contest in Andalucia. Not one that you may be familiar with as the vast majority of their prouction is exported to the USA.