EATING & DRINKING IN THE LECRIN VALLEY
Walking routes in and around Lanjaron – Spanish website with route information http://www.senderoslanjaron.blogspot.com.es/
Walking routes around the Lecrin Valley – Spanish website with route information and levels of difficulty https://sites.google.com/site/sendelecrin/home
To download Lecrin Valleys rural routes visit Wikiloc – Lecrins Rural Routes. For more information about the Lecrin Valley and the activities it offers visit Turismo Valle de Lecrin where you will find lots of useful information and links.
Guided Walking around the Lecrin Valley with Spanish Highs Lecrin Valley Walks
Mountaineering/Walking in the Sierra Nevada:
Spanish Highs Mountain Guides based in Lanjaron provide a wide range of activity holidays including walking & hiking, trekking, scrambling, mountaineering, snowshoeing & skiing in the Alpujarras & Sierra Nevada and other varied destinations in the remote sierras of Andalucia province. Visit their website for more information: http://www.spanishhighs.co.uk
Walk the Boabdil route to extensively explore the Lecrin Valley – the route is 113.11 km which can be undertaken in stages of 7 to 12 km. The route joins up the 18 villages which make up the Lecrin Valley – relax on your travels at a local bar with a drink and tapas and soak up the beauty of this historic area.
For self guided walking around the Lecrin Valley check out the many routes uploaded to Wikloc by people who have visited the area – find a route, download it and off you go!
There is an abundance of wildlife in the Lecrin Valley, Las Alpujarras and Sierra Nevada including the observation of many different species of birds from Eagles and Vultures to Wheatears, Redstarks, European Goldfinch, Serin, Dartford Warbler, Red-legged Partridge, Common Quail and Swifts with their breath taking aerobatic displays. Discover more about birdwatching in the Granada region.
Whether you’re into road cycling or a hard core Mountain Biker there’s plenty to tackle in the surrounding areas. From lung burning hill climbs to breath-taking decents the area has it all – just get out there and discover it’s hidden treasures. For bike rental or guided tours visit Bull Bikes, Costa Tropical Cycles, Ride Southern Spain or Alpujarra Bikes
Pinos del Valle has it’s own great circular MTB trail – Sendero del Jabali (The Wildboar Trail) which starts and ends at the Lavadera by the Sportsground at the top of the village. This route can also be extended by continuing on and connecting up with the Rodeo de las Cabras which will bring you back to the village – Details for both routes can be found on Wikiloc .
New Trail added January 2020 – La Ruta del Zorro Rojo is a great 25km circular MTB route and details are available on Wikiloc If you fancy a taster of the routes watch our videos:
Alpujarra Spanish mountain bike club blog & events: http://ccalpujarramtb.blogspot.com.es/
Lanjaron’s Tourism Site with mountain biking events and information in Spanish: http://www.lanjanet.com/i-open-mtb-puerta-de-la-alujarra
Cycling activities in the Alpujarras: http://www.vayanda.com/cycling/alpujarra
Ride Southern Spain – offer tailored group cycling holidays in the stunning Alpujarras mountain range on the southern slopes of the Sierra Nevada. Whether you’re into road, all mountain, enduro, XC or fancy taking your e-bike for a spin – they can cater for you. Providing packages that include accommodation, transfers from Málaga and Granada airports, uplifting, assistance, and catering options.
RSS is not only for the keen cyclists out there – they also have a range of routes for leisurely rides and families. Being based in the spa town of Lanjarón means that you can bring partners and children, safe in the knowledge that there are a multitude of other activities to keep them busy whilst you are out riding.
Being only 1 hour from the Sierra Nevada ski resort, meaning that in winter you can ski in the morning and ride to the beach in the afternoon! Check out their website for more information & prices.
Ride Sierra Nevada based in Monachil offer single track holidays, trail riding, Trans Andalucia Enduro which is a 7 day singletrack road trip, and cycle hire for the serious mountain biker. Check out their website for more information: http://ridesierranevada.com/
Mountainbike Worldwide Tours have guided tours of the Sierra Nevada available to book for Spring & Autumn seasons. Please note that the skill level for these tours is Advanced. Javier Morcillo will be your local guide and he is also familiar with the circular routes from Pinos del Valle – Sendero del Jabali & Rodeo de las Cabras if you’d like to ask him about them..
For self guided riding check out the many routes uploaded to Wikiloc – find a route, download it and off you go!! If you’re staying with us here at Casa Molino try out the Sendero del Jabali for some exciting single track and technical sections. As it passes through wooded areas on the high part of the route it’s perfect to undertake during even the summer months as you are shaded from the fierce summer sun and there is often a cooling breeze.
TOURING ON 2 WHEELS
Based in Acebuches (part of El Pinar municipality) Sierra Dirtbike Tours will be offering from October 2018 guided dirtbike tours through the Sierra Nevada region of Andalucia. For more information contact: Daron +44 7790023457 or Tom +447398772558. Email: email@example.com
Located in Otura, just 20 minutes drive from Pinos is Santa Clara Golf, a spectacular 18 hole golf course, par 73.
If you fancy a round down by the sea then Los Moriscos in Motril is worth a visit –
If you think your game could do with a bit of improvement then contact Gordon James for some personal golf coaching. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, Mobile: +34 635373200
SKIING & SNOWBOARDING
Visit the mountain resort above the city of Granada and enjoy spectacular views and great skiing, snowboarding and other snow based activities – http://sierranevada.es/
For some ski or snowboarding lessons contact the British Ski Centre based in the Sierra Nevada
The waters of the Costa Tropical are ideal for water sports enthusiasts offering superb marine life for snorkelers and scuba divers. Buceo in La Herradura are scuba diving experts and offer diving courses all year round, daily dive trips, try dives/discover scuba diving and diving equipment sales. Visit their website for more details (available in English & Spanish): Buceo Scuba Diving Experts, La Herradura
Other popular water sports include sailing, windsurfing, canoeing and kayaking. There are many companies in Salobreña, Almuñécar and La Herradura that rent water sports equipment and small craft like canoes and kayaks. All are within a 30 – 45 minute drive from the Lecrin Valley.
A great way to see the countryside without all the effort of walking or cycling – let the horse do all the work whilst you soak up the views – click on the hyperlinks below for more information.
Fancy doing something different – how about a Cheese making workshop. Learn how to make hand-crafted goat’s cheese with Sue and Rosie. Contact Sue on 633 036 499, email email@example.com for more details. To see more visit their website: www.cheesemakingandalucia.com
Learn about Self-sufficiency, Organic Gardening & Herbal Courses – all this available in the Alpujarra and provided by Sue & Pete Rogers at their cortijo. Currently known as Self-sufficiency4u they are soon to change their name to Nevadanaturales.com. Check out their website: Nevadanaturales.com
Artfelt in Polopos – create your own beautiful felt artwork. Workshops available for up to a maximum of 4 people in a white Andalucian village, 10K up a winding mountain road from the coast 800 metres below. Also available to purchase are homemade marmalades & chutneys and beautiful greeting cards.
RUM MONTERO DISTILLERY IN MOTRIL
From Tuesdays to Saturdays at 12pm there are FREE guided tours of the local rum distillery in Motril (also includes tasting of their new rums – designate a driver before you arrive!). For other times or groups call 958 600 183/629 223 428 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more info visit their website: Ron Montero Distillery, Motril – available in English, Spanish & Italian.
For a great Flamenco experience in the heart of Granada (Carrera del Darro, No.7 – just up from Plaza Nueva) reserve your place at Le Chien Andalou. This is an intimate cave venue and you will be completely immersed in the show. Performers change on a daily basis so you can go back and have a totally different experience over and over again. The entry price is very reasonable at 10 & 12 euros per person (depending on which show you are booked to see) and show times are 20.00, 22.00 & Midnight.
For more activities, places to eat and drink etc in the Lecrin Valley please visit Turismo Valle de Lecrin website where you will discover lots to keep you entertained during your time here in this beautiful part of Andalucia.
Granada Concierge Service – provides personalised recommendations to help the independent traveller discover the best that Granada, both city & province, has to offer. For more information about Portfolios available visit https://www.granadaconcierge.com/
Whatever you decide to do when you are here just enjoy yourself and soak up the stunning views and warm, welcoming atmosphere of the area.