Spain offers superb opportunities for walking holidays and climbs in the Pyrenees of the North and Sierra Nevada of the South any time of year. It is only a short flight away from the UK and Ireland, and offers great culture and sights. With wonderful people, fantastic food, beautiful culture, and stunning countryside, it’s easy to see why Spain is a favored travel destination by many. From the incredible architecture of Barcelona, to the Moorish culture of southern Spain, there is much to see and do.

The Sierra Nevada, in the south of Spain, are often overlooked by trekkers and adventure enthusiasts. However, their beauty and isolation make the perfect spot to get away from it all. Unwind and take a walk in the mountains. Enjoy the unique culture of this region as well as the incredible hospitality of the Spanish people all while taking in scenic mountain vistas. Adventure Alternative offers a one-week itinerary through the Sierras where you can go trekking in Spain and get in touch with your wild side.

The Sierra Nevadas offer the chance to explore the nearby city of Granada. Granada, also known as the city of a thousand castles is nestled in the foothills of this amazing region of Spain. Explore the famous Alhambra, a palace and fort hybrid, this building is sure to fill you with awe and wonder. Ornately carved Moorish style stonework and wonderful garden courtyards offer a picture-perfect place to immerse yourself in history.

The Basilica San Juan de Dios is well worth a visit. Even if you aren’t interested in baroque churches, this one is sure to impress with its opulence. Every square centimeter seems to be cladded in gold or ornately painted scenes. This church will take your breath away.

Grenada offers the opportunity to experience both the new and the old. After you’ve wandered the halls of the Alhambra relax outside and enjoy world-famous tapas and drinks. Get lost in the white-walled houses of the Realejo district. Meander the streets of Granada and spot some of the city’s graffiti art. The night life of Grenada, like much of Spain, pulses into the wee hours of the morning. Get lost in the music with clubs and tapas bars galore.

While in southern Spain one must stop in Seville. Roman ruins act as a reminder to just how ancient this place is. The Moorish certainly left their mark as well. The Alcazar, one of the most famous landmarks of the city, was built in the 1300s during the dark ages. However, this fortress is anything but dark. The stunning architecture exemplifies Moorish crafstmanship. Three-dimensional stone relief carvings cover the property. Stroll through Parque de Maria Luisa and enjoy the fantastic water gardens and lush shade trees. When the evening comes, check out a Flamenco concert at the Musea del Baile Flamenco.  Surround yourself with the heart of Spanish culture in Seville.

Spain hosts many world-famous attractions, but its mountain regions deserve a spotlight of their own. Southern Spain takes a lifetime to discover. Here at Adventure Alternative we cater to your wild side in one of Spain’s cultural centers.


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