First of all, here are the other parts:
Let’s call this one “The Road Less Traveled”. Today, we take you along the GR-3201, to the following municipalities:
This is a drive of about 30km (one way). If you do this in the morning, you can spend the afternoon in the Sierra Nevada.
By the way, you could start your excursion a little earlier: at the Embalse de Francisco Abellán.
Some facts and numbers:
- About 1400 inhabitants.
- Located about 60km from Granada.
- The name comes from “lápice”, referring to an old Roman fort.
Isn’t this picturesque?
The main attraction of La Peza is its “castillo”, dating from the 9th-10th century. You cannot drive towards it; expect a nice climb on a steep, narrow street.
Keep on driving south on the GR-3201. On your right, you will see a big sign for a recreational area, called Fuente de la Gitana.
Before you reach the next town, stop at the impressive Pantano de Quéntar (reservoir).
I think Lars and I will associate 2020 with 2 words, “adventure” and “embalse”.
Some facts and numbers (about Quéntar):
- About 1000 inhabitants.
- 13km from Granada.
- Known for its re-enactments of historical battles.
And more steep, narrow streets and small plazas!
Barely a kilometer further to the south, you can visit the charming village of Dúdar (about 300 inhabitants). Truly a very cute gem!
This is actually our last part about our explorations in the Sierra de Huétor. Some remarks:
- Every itinerary – that we have presented in each part – takes at least half a day.
- If you only have one day at your disposal, we suggest combining a visit to the Natural Park itself and Nivar/Alfacar/Viznar. That way, you get to see all the highlights of this region! You will need a car for this short trip.
- If you want to do the same excursions like we did, take at least 2 days.
- And very important: always make time for a drink and a tapa!
See you later this week for another exploration!