Discovering the eastern Alpujarra

A weekend in the least known Alpujarra. A short trip to the eastern part of Sierra Nevada. Walking along the paths of the ancient farmers of Sierra Nevada turning ourselves into one of them for a day. Far from the lights of civilisation, we will not lose the opportunity to observe the starry sky during the night. We will also spend one morning walking around the streets of the towns that will tell us about their past. Then, we will discover the ancient life in the countryside and today’s wines in the cellar-old farmhouse. Finally, we cannot forget the tasting of traditional local meals served with the best local wines. A first trip to this region that will awaken our desire to go back.

Location:

Sierra Nevada National and Natural Park
Carretera Laujar-Órgiva, km 1,6
04470, Laujar de Andarax- La Alpujarra
Almería

Duration: 3 days and 2 nights

Price: 107 € per person in a double room (VAT included)

Group sizeMinimum group size of 8 people and maximum group size of 20 people (children from 8-9 years old)

Period: Every weekend from 01/02/2015 to 31/05/2015 and from 01/10/2014 to 30/11/2014 (except long weekends and Easter)

Type of accommodation: 2-stars, Rural Hotel

Detailed programme: 

    • Day 1: “Arrival at the Eastern Alpujarra”

Arrival at the Hotel Almirez, dinner and accommodation.

    • Day 2: “The mountain awaits us”

After breakfast we will go on a hike in the high Andarax valley. We will walk through old bridle paths and along the canal of an old hydroelectric power station. We will see the typical flora, fauna and geological forms of Sierra Nevada. We will pass some farmhouse where we can still learn how people used to live in this area. Picnic on the way.

At night we will be able to enjoy an astronomical observation far from any artificial lights.

    • Day 3: “Through history”

After breakfast we will visit the town Laujar de Andarax, its stunning Church of the Incarnation, the archaeological remains of its Alcazaba and its numerous fountains. Right after, we will go to the eco-friendly winery called “Cortijo el Cura”, where we will visit the farming tools museum and, before saying farewell, we will have the opportunity of tasting the organic wines that are made there.

What is included?:

  • Half-board room accommodation during two nights (Hotel-Restaurante Almirez**)
  • Saturday’s picnic.
  • Hiking trail on Saturday.
  • Astronomical observation on Sunday night.
  • Cultural tour and visit to the Bodega Cortijo el Cura on Sunday morning.

What is not included?:

Travel expenses, single room supplement, personal travel insurance supplement and Sunday lunch.

Collaborating companies:

Al-Mihras, Turismo activo

Hotel Restaurante Almirez

Commitment to biodiversity conservation:

Initiatives developed by virtue of adherence to the European Charter for Sustainable Tourism of Sierra Nevada. Partners of Sierra Nevada National and Natural Park.

 
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