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.
The moorish city of Granada offers the most
tourist attraction in Spain, the Alhambra.
architecture and cool,
gardens it really is an unmissable day
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.
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
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.
Many people only associate Spain with sand
sun and are surprised to find that Spain
offers a wide range of
number one location for winter sports in
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.
Villages of La
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
hams, whilst others such as Jubiles,
Castaras and Mercina Bombaron
untouched by tourism and are like stepping back in
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.