Trips through Spain - South Sierra Nevada

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South of the Sierras - the Alpujarras - Bubion

Bubion village

Up the valley above Bubion

A trip through the Alpujarras

Wednesday 3rd May 2000

While this trip had Granada & the Alhambra as its central objective, we decided to stay South of the Sierras at Bubion first & go on 'somewhere else' after. (This 'somewhere else' turned out to be Antequerra, on this link). EasyJet to Malaga, which has a motorway by-pass, going on some way along the coast to Nerja. There is quite a good road after getting through Nerja, past typical Mediterranean scenery - quite mountainous and several dry rivers. We turned up the Granada road along a valley into the Sierra Nevada and off on side road to Lanjaron, charming place but the road very twisty and hard to drive. This got worse until the turn-off to the Pampaneira road, which had more hair-pin bends, especially past the village to Bubion which we reached at 1820. The Villa Turistica de Bubion was easy to find and comprises villas with a main building. It is cold at 1300 metres and the snow-line is about 2000 metres. We had a snooze, bath and dinner with a couple, Brian and Linda from Kent, she with MS. We had what was described as the Alpujarras Dish for dinner: oily ham, sausage, black pudding and spuds! This was like having another English breakfast.

Lanjaron from the West

Lanjaron from the East

Bubion Main Square

Bubion is stuck up a hillside

Bubion from the North

Bubion from above

Villa Turistica de Bubion villas

Villa Turistica de Bubion view.
Yes, that is real snow

Towards the Sierra Nevada
and tomorrow's walk.

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