La Alpujarra National Park (Spain) Reviews
Newest Review: ... is pretty easy - take exit 164 from the north-south A-44 motorway (linking the coast, Granada and Jaen) and wind around some hairy bends, beneath a host of leviathan windmills which would have terrified Don Quixote and through Lanjaron - one of the two main towns of the region, famed for its mineral water. Further along this road, Orgiva is the other notable town of size (and near here was set "Driving Over Lemons", Chris Stewart's enormously popular tale of Alpujarran life). Take a left just before Orgiva to head further upwards and into the higher slopes of the valleys. Twenty or so minutes' driving onwards, you'll see three vil... more
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by - written on 17/06/10 (Very useful, 76 readings)
They say that Spain is a land of contrasts - mind you, they say everywhere's a land of contrasts, so it doesn't mean an awful lot. What significance there is to be found in the yawning mantra, however, is well exemplified by an early-morning start for an ascent of Spain's highest mountain, Mulhacen. The sun's only just come up, and having left the car at the Hoya del Portillo trailhead, I'm wandering at a ponderous pace up a dirt track, ascending ever higher above the surrounding valleys. Thick, inky shadows are being thrown back at me by the surrounding pines, but I'm having to stop every few minutes to catch my breath (I'm already at 2200 metres' altitude, and my body . Read the complete review
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