Monday 9:00 h. 29,00 € / Adult y 20,00 € / Child (3-11 years)
Departure at the indicated time from Roquetas de Mar towards the majestic Sierra Nevada Mountains. We circle the rugged Sierra de Gador Mountains to enter the Almeria's Alpujarra, the land of the last Moors in Spain. Following the Valley of the Andarax River, we will arrive to Alhabia where we will visit an artisanal pottery. We continue our route to Guadix to discover a place of interesting singularity, the cave-houses neighborhood, inhabited by more than 3000 people. After lunch we will go to La Ragua Mountain Pass (located at 2.000 m high) in the heart of the Sierra Nevada National Park. Along the way we enjoy unforgettable views, typical white villages nestled in the mountains, we will make endless stops. Our next destination is Laroles, a village with an Arabian character, where we can still admire the typical Arabian architecture. Return to Roquetas de Mar traveling through Campo de Dalias, also called "The Plastic Sea". Arrival at the hotels and end of our services.
Included in our prices:
- A route along part of the Alpujarra of Almeria and Sierra Nevada.
- Several photo stops during this day trip.
- Modern bus transportation
- Accompanying guide throughout the trip
- Visit of an artisan pottery with demonstration
- Visit of a cave house in Guadix
- Guided tour of Laroles
- Traveler insurance
* Pepe Tours reserves the right to change the itinerary and the order of the excursions for organizational reasons. Note. In order to confirm the departure from Almerimar, a minimum number of participants is required. In case we cannot form the group, you must come to Roquetas de Mar or your booking might be canceled and we will proceed on refunding.
In the middle of the Mountain range Penibetica, Sierra Nevada forms the largest mountain area of the Iberian Peninsula, with an own structural unity. The Arabs called it “The Mountains of the Sun”, it possesses one of the richest flora in the whole of Europe. In 1986 the UNESCO called it Reserve for the Biosphere. With our bus we will be driving into the heart of these mountains, up to a height of 2000 meters above sea level, the Mountain pass La Ragua, to descend on the other side of the mountains towards the village of La Calahorra.
On the foothills of Sierra Nevada appears the village of La Calahorra, dominated by the impressive castle-palace, the first Spanish construction where the new artistic current called Renaissance was used, meanwhile nominated as National Artistic Historic Monument. Built on top of a hill it dominates the whole area of the Marquesado and the deep excavations and high mountains of Alquife, the iron ore mines.
The city of Guadix lies in the middle of the province of Granada. One of the oldest towns in Spain, established by the Romans for the veterans of the First and Second Legion by the name of Julia Gemella Acci, Guadix becomes important during the muslim period. With its own fortress, the Alcazaba, and its city walls, it develops into an important commercial center for the whole region. After the Reconquest by the Christians the Cathedral was built, as well as many cave houses. The stately mansions, many of them built in Mudejar style, together with the little palaces and the many churches form the rich heritage of the many civilizations that lived in Guadix.
A little further up north, Purrullena is famous for its cave houses, just as Guadix. Here we will visit such typical construction in order to get a good impression of life in this kind of houses.
Alhabia is situated between the confluence of the two rivers Andarax and Nacimiento, a privileged situation in a clayish country what defines this former Muslim hamlet. Even since the beginning there is a market place for cattle and a pottery that attracted merchants from all over. The pottery in Alhabia is traditional, typical Spanish, where the art of potter has passed from father to son. A kind of handmade ceramics, in a typical Andalusian, Mediterranean style.