If Granada sometimes seems a bit hot and/or stressful and/or crowded, it's easier than many visitors might realise to get up into the beautiful quiet and cool of the high Alpujarras (villages where the Moors lived on after Granada had fallen, on the far slopes of the Sierra Nevada) for the day.

No need to worry about driving or map-reading - just get an ordinary public bus from the bus station. How many buses there are a day, how long it'll take, much it costs, etc, will depend on which village you go to, obviously. (There are many, all lovely.) There are currently three buses a day to Bubion, for example (very high up, nearly at the end of the road), with one leaving Granada conveniently at about 1000 (arriving Bubion about 1220) and another one leaving Bubion to go back at about 1650, arriving Granada at about 1845. Or there's a later one if you miss that. Cost 10.02 € return.

Up-to-date bus timetables on the ALSA website -  http://www.alsa.es/

 

More information about different Public Transport options are listed on this page :

 http://www.treksierranevada.com/getti...