Sheltered valleys, lush green gorges, winding watercourses, cultivated terraces and high-mountain villages – are the beautiful foothills of the Sierra Nevada. Las Alpujarras are located in Andalucia, southern Spain. Historically, until the late 15th century, Las Alpujarras were the last Moorish stronghold in Spain. Evidence of this still stands today, with the remains of Moorish castles and palaces dominating the hillsides and villages. Las Alpujarras are popularly characterised by their picturesque whitewashed mountain villages clinging to the hillsides and steeped in the traditions and culture of earlier generations. The intricate networks of cobbled alleys, mud and clay homes, roof terraces laden with peppers and corn drying in the sun, and the jumbled existence of people, pets, chickens, goats and donkeys are a delight to discover. This stunning 3 day challenge takes in the highest peaks in the Sierra Nevada range, including Mulhacén, the highest mountain on the Iberian Peninsula at 3482m!
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