This part of the trip to Granada was the part I was most looking forward to. I have never been to the top of a large mountain in my life, even though I come from Scotland which has many high mountain tops. We left the Guadalupe hotel after thanking the staff for their kindness and help. We more than enjoyed our stay there as it was out of the city centre but still easily accessible by a short 10 minute bus ride to the centre and of course a short walk to the magnificant La Alhambra Palace.
The journey by car to the bottom of the mountain was colourful and the views of the approaching mountain without snow was fantastic. Once we started on the road up the mountain the scenery changed and so did the fear factor. Huge drops with cliffs at the side of the road and at times I found it difficult to look down. Maurice had to stay focused on the road ahead and could not afford to take in the scenery. Maurice and Ann have made the journey before by bus and commented how sitting higher up in a bus made the journey frightening.
The Sierra Nevada (meaning “snowy range” in Spanish) is a mountain range in the region of Andalusia, provinces of Granada and Almería in Spain. It contains the highest point of continental Spain, Mulhacén at 3478 m (11,411 ft.) above sea level.
It is a popular tourist destination, as its high peaks make skiing possible in one of Europe’s most southerly ski resorts, in an area along the Mediterranean Sea predominantly known for its warm temperatures and abundant sunshine. At its foothills is found the city of Granada and, a little further, Almería and Málaga.
Yes it was a very enjoyable few days break and I must thank Maurice who did all the driving, as with me seeing double just now it’s not safe to drive. Oh and another thing I should mention. If you are recovering from a stroke it is not recomended you go to the top of a mountain. I am glad no one told me as I would have missed a fantastic day to the top of the Sierra Nevada. Bring on more adventures but I will check with my doctor first. Aye that will be right. As the Scottish say.