Walking in the Grenadine Alpujarra

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Taha de Pitres

Roughly within the 1200 metre altitude barrier. This easy walk takes in 4 important historical villages that fall within the civil authority known as the Taha de Pitres. La Taha, an Arabic term applied to the geographical area of administrative organisation now long since replaced in all areas of Spain with the exception of the Pitres region. There the Christians continued to use the term and the structure for practical reasons. Pitres marks the start of the walk along the Caminos Reales. An area not more than 2 kms. long, it can be completed within 5 to 6 hours. There are significant examples of Moorish architecture and cultural flavour along the route, which includes the villages of Mecina, Ferreirola, Atalbeitar, Busquistar and finally Portugos,... (more...)

Northern Sierra Nevada

This route covering a distance in total of 40 kms. takes in the traditional hill villages of Alba, Abrucena and Finana. Through forest areas, impressive ravines and villages of immense cultural heritage. The upper element of the walk is made under the shadow of Buitre, often snow covered on its northern slopes at 2465 metres. There are picnic area and refugios on route, and at the end, some wonderful examples of late Morisco architecture in the village of Finana.  Read More →

Sunrise over Africa

Sunrise over Africa. Mulhacen from Trevelez The unsurpassed views as the sun rises from the summit of Mulhacen can be enjoyed by putting in the bulk of the 2000 metre climb up from Trevelez, the previous evening. The stopping point is a simple Bivouac at the refuge at Laguna Hondera. This leaves a tough hike up just over 500 metres in altitude across rocky ground to the peak of Mulhacen before daybreak the following day. Inspirational is the only way to describe the views as shafts of light illuminate the Med and the African coast far off in the South. click here for details of our Trekking and walking holidays in the Alpujarra region / Sierra Nevada Spain  Read More →

Marquesado to La Calahorra

Castles and bean stew. Marquesado to La Calahorra – Granada This is another walk on the northern slopes of the Sierra Nevada. The starting point is just outside the village of Jerez del Marquesado, very famous locally for a rich bean stew eaten as a staple by locals. The village’s origins may have been founded in prehistoric times due to the wealth of mineral deposits in the area. The first part of the walk has southerly views dominated by the Jerez Peak. The most eastern peak of the Sierra Nevada to exceed 3000 metres. The trek takes you through the Renaissance villages of Aldeire, Alquife and Lanteira and at the turning point an opportunity to visit the castle at La... (more...)

Under the slopes of La Ragua

From a start point in the Moorish village of Valor the route takes in other villages along the GR7 path, surely too long for all but the most dedicated walker. The GR7 starts in Tarifa near Gibraltar and stretches over 10,000 kms. to Romania in Eastern Europe. Of particular cultural interest are the villages of Valor, Mairena and Laroles. The former being the home of Morisco landowner Abén Humeya. Born in 1554, he was famed for leading the uprising against the Catholic rulers of Spain that caused the Morisco’s, formerly Moors, to be extradited back to North Africa from where their ancestors left for Spain in the 6th century. The 22 kms. of walk takes in a good hike from 900... (more...)

High Alpujarras

Definitely a route of both gastronomic and anthropological interests this trek of approx 40 kms. Taking in some of the regions best-preserved villages. The landscape of the walk is very varied. From forests of Pine, Cherry and Chestnut, across many rivers and streams to the villages of Bubion, Capileira and Pampaneira. Finally up the river valley of the Rio Bermejo through the Portugos Oak grove to Europe’s highest village. A title earned by the inhabitants of Trevelez, who, with the benefit of the wonderful climate of the region live all year round at an altitude of 1476 metres. This village’s rarified atmosphere is what is said to give the famous hams cured in and around... (more...)

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Activities

Walking Most people come to Casa La Ladera to relax but you may fancy doing more while you are here. The most obvious activity is walking and the surrounding area offers a wide range of wonderful walks. We are situated minutes from the GR7 walking route. Guided Walking Breaks At Casa La Ladera we can offer you guided walks to suite your ability, fitness or just your mood. Contact us and we can tailor a package to meet your requirements. Whether it is a day, a few days, a week or longer we will be... (more...)

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Bar In The Alpujarra

Casa La Ladera boasts a traditional Spanish tapas bar where you can sit and partake in anything from a coffee or soft drink to a wide range of alcoholic beverages. If you want something more substantial to eat then try one of our raciones or order from the restaurant. For something different why not join us for one of our regular quiz evening, you could even win some money. Contact us for details. Relax in our comfortable lounge and have... (more...)

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The Restaurant

At Casa la Ladera we offer a select range of freshly prepared Northern European cuisine. Although all our meals are of a very high standard you might like to try one of our speciality fish dishes. Eat in style in our dinning room or for a more relaxed atmosphere you can dine in the lounge or terrace area. On Sundays you can sample a Great British roast dinner with all the trimmings. If it it something lighter you require why not try our... (more...)

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Alpujarra Accommodation

If it’s peace and tranquility in beautiful surroundings you are looking for, then you really must visit Casa La Ladera. Casa La Ladera combines a restaurant offering fine Northern European cuisine with a traditional Spanish Tapas bar and luxurious accommodation. [Show picture list] Slideshows require the Flash Player and a browser with Javascript support. Casa La Ladera is custom built, bringing together the traditional... (more...)

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Taha de Pitres

Roughly within the 1200 metre altitude barrier. This easy walk takes in 4 important historical villages that fall within the civil authority known as the Taha de Pitres. La Taha, an Arabic term applied to the geographical area of administrative organisation now long since replaced in all areas of Spain with the exception of the Pitres region. There the Christians continued to use the term and the structure for practical reasons. Pitres marks the start of the walk along the Caminos Reales. An area... (more...)