WINE TASTING

The province of Granada provides a great variety of wines. Near sa mayma, between Sierra Nevada’s southern slope in La Alpujarra and the Mediterranean Sea, is the Contraviesa mountain range. This region benefits from a microclimate with humid winds from the Mediterranean Sea and dry soil in which high altitude vineyards grow at up to 1,300 metres of altitude on the steep slopes of Alpujarra-Contraviesa.

In the Lecrin Valley region and in the north of Granada, we also have wineries close by that you will be able to visit.

Fontedei Wineries

A firm commitment to special, quality wines that surprise the consumer.

Muñana Wineries

It is not just wine, it is an experience and a way of life. The altitude of Sierra Nevada, the purity of its waters and the aging in caves make it unique.

Barranco Oscuro

Pioneer winery in the production of natural wines and one of the highest in Europe.

Señorio de Nevada

During your visit to the Señorío de Nevada winery you will have the opportunity to know how to make some of the most prestigious wines of Granada.

HORSEBACK RIDING

Only 20 minutes from sa mayma, in the village of Albuñuelas, you have the opportunity to enjoy horseback riding routes around the Lecrin Valley, from a couple of hours to several days. All the information is available via the following link.

WINDSURFING

El embalse de Rules (Rules Reservoir), 15 minutes from sa mayma beside Highway A-44 as it passes by Vélez de Benaudalla-Órgiva, is home to a windsurfing school. Courses for all ages and levels are offered, and equipment rentals are also available for more advanced windsurfers.

For beginners or those who have never been on a board, the school offers an option called ‘windsurf baptism’, a 50 euro, 3-hour instructor-guided introduction to sail lifting, balance and veer, the basic movements of this sport. The goal of these lessons is to have fun and learn how to move about on the water by clinging, tacking, jibing and returning to the starting point.

For adults, the school offers four different three-day courses for all levels, which are priced around 150 euros. Novice, intermediate, proficient and advanced courses are offered, with all necessary equipment provided onsite both to practice the sport and to ensure safety and security while sailing on the reservoir.

Additionally, the school recommends that students make reservations in advance as well as bring sunscreen, a change of clothes, a towel, water and a snack.

CLIMBING

If you like climbing, discover all the activities that Lecrin Valley and La Alpujarra have to offer. You will be able to enjoy canyoning, sections of via ferrata or rock climbing routes. Here are four of the best-known areas close to sa mayma to enjoy your favourite sport.

Placa Nerón

Nigüelas

Rambla seca

Dílar

Cahorros

Monachil

Tajos de Aldeide

Capileira

SKIING

Sierra Nevada is the third highest mountain range in Europe. Among its peaks are the highest summits on the Iberian Peninsula.

More than 20 of its peaks exceed 3,000 metres, with Mulhacén at 3,482m considered the ceiling of the Iberian Peninsula.

These mountains are home to the southernmost and sunniest ski resort in Europe. Chairlifts reach a few metres from the Veleta summit (3,398m), the third highest peak on the Peninsula.

Located in southern Spain’s Penibaetic System, in Monachil Village 31 kms from the city of Granada, Sierra Nevada Ski Resort offers excellent skiing conditions in powdery snow.

The ski resort is located within the western side of Sierra Nevada National Park. The park is also protected as a Natural Park and a Biosphere Reserve.

Every year, autumn is the beginning of the countdown to ski season opening. This season (2019–2020), the Sierra Nevada Ski Resort opened its doors on November 23, 2019.

 

CYCLING

If you are a cyclist, the Lecrin Valley offers an exceptional location to enjoy this sport. The Valley, as well as the province of Granada, is world-renowned for cycling. Starting at sea level, it is possible to reach the Iberian Peninsula’s highest altitudes. Moreover, year after year the region’s climate attracts the world’s best cyclists, who come to train for major competitions such as Giro d’Italia, Tour de France and Vuelta a España.

MOUNTAIN BIKING

The region offers beautiful and challenging mountain bike trails that will take you through a wide variety of landscapes. Setting off from Nigüelas at the foot of Sierra Nevada Mountains, you will be able to go all over the Lecrin Valley and ascend the Güájares Mountains. The following link highlights several trails: MTB Trails

HIKING

Lecrin Valley is still one of Granada’s best kept secrets. It stretches among orange, lemon, cherry, pomegranate and centenarian olive trees planted by the Arabs before leaving forever and naming it the Valley of Joy. The region has numerous hiking trails and routes among which we highlight: Boabdil’s Route, the Pavilla Trail in Nigüelas, La Vereda del rio Durcal (Durcal River Trail), Barranco de la Luna (the Moon’s Ravine), fountains and Atalaya (watchtower) in Conchar and much more. For more information click here.

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