Few people think of Spain as a skiing resort, but at over 10,000 feet above sea level, the mountains around Sierra Nevada Town are a great area for winter sports. However, during the dry summer months when the Spanish Costas are sizzling, a rental home in Sierra Nevada Town in the cool mountain air makes good sense too. With spectacular scenery yet within easy reach of the Moorish city of Granada, it is a different way to enjoy all that Andalucia has to offer.
During the winter months, the resorts in the Sierra Nevada Mountains get light, dry powder snow, due to the low humidity in the area. This is perfect for alpine skiing, snowboarding, snowmobiling, cross country skiing and other winter sports on the 65km of ski slopes. From the top of the nearby Veleta Peak, skiers have wonderful views to the Mediterranean and the Atlas Mountains of Morocco.
The Sierra Nevada Mountains and nearby National Parks are ideal for walking and hiking in the summer months. With dramatic scenery and fresh mountain air, this is also the quietest time to enjoy the small towns in the area. Horse riding in the lush green valleys, caving and mountain biking are popular activities around your beautiful holiday home in Sierra Nevada town.
This ancient fortified residence with its massive walls and pretty gardens is a short drive from your accommodation in Sierra Nevada Town, through some incredible mountain scenery. Built by the Moors over 1000 years ago, this ancient palace stands high on a cliff face above the river gorge and has magnificent views. The architecture and churches of the city of Granada are also worth exploring.
This scenic natural park in the Sierra Nevada mountains of Spain is home to many exotic and rare bird species. A visit to this mountainous land will introduce visitors to the gall oaks and, at higher latitudes, larch pines. Tawny vultures, otters, mountain goats and other wildlife can all be enjoyed on a wildlife excursion.
Although you may be enjoying your quiet holiday rental in Sierra Nevada Town, the beaches of the Costa del Sol are just two hours drive away.
Sierra Nevada has cold winters, with temperatures below freezing and snow on the highest peaks from November to April. In the summer, temperatures can reach 35°C (94°F) with plenty of sunshine. The summer is also very dry with little or no rain from the end of May to September.
The nearest airport to your Sierra Nevada holiday home in the mountains is Granada (GND) Airport, about 20km away. Taxis are available from Granada to Sierra Nevada. However this airport only has flights to Spanish cities and a connection must then be made. The nearest international airport is Malaga (AGP) Airport which is 120 km (80 miles from Granada.