Sierra Nevada  


Part Two

  Sierra Nevada, Spain

 October 11, 2007

We would have liked to have spent more than two days in Granada but Friday was a national holiday and the hotel was fully booked. We decided to take a different route back to Almerimar following a road in the Sierra Nevada that visits some of the highest towns in Spain. We drove a high road at the perimeter of the Sierra Nevada Natural Park which was fairly high in elevation and wound in and out of the canyons overlooking the Alpujarra valley. We drove through several small mountain towns, all with whitewashed buildings, steep, narrow streets, and friendly people.


Capileira and Bubion, a cloud obscuring the mountains.

SN View

The towns are built on the steep mountains of the Sierra Nevada .

Trevelez City Sign

The highest town in Spain is Trevelez.


Trevelez street

Jim standing in a narrow street of Trevelez. Not many streets in this town are wide enough for cars to pass.


Trevelez Hotel

We stayed the night in this cozy pension and enjoyed a delicious dinner in their restaurant.


October 2007 Part Three


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Trevelez city view

The town of Trevelez sits high in the mountains. A river runs by and it overlooks a green pasture.


Trevelez Ham Company

The ham from Trevelez is famous


Trevelez Hiking Map

A map of trails at one of the trailheads.

Many hiking trails through the Sierra Nevada start from Capileira and Trevelez. I hope we get a chance to do some hiking here next spring.


Trevelez Towns

Looking down the canyon from Trevelez.


Trevelez corner

A corner in Trevelez. Although the building were all whitewashed, there was plenty of color in the flowers, signs and merchandise for sale outside the stores.


Trevelez street