Walking The Mountain Villages Of The Alpujarras
The Alpujarras are a collection of small mountain towns in the Spanish Sierra Nevada near Granada. These towns are known for there white chimneys, regional and wonderful food, and for being a place of good health. Apparently those who live in the Alpujarras live longer, and the water is known for its purity. I took a bus up to Pampaneira, and walked a trail to Bubion, and then on to Capilera. Each town had inviting cafes, local crafts, and cobble stone streets between white homes and chimneys that crawled up the mountain slops. For those wanting a down ward climb I would walk the opposite route, and for those wanting fuller more challenging hikes know there are many options worth investigating.
By Vanessa Petersen, AFAR Local Expert
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