Garden of lemons is located in a beautiful scenery in the heart of the Lecrín Valley. The valley is gentle and green with extensive citrus and olive groves that form a strong contrast to the large and impressive mountain massifs. It is a magnificent natural landscape with rippling rivers, open irrigation channels and wide views that, especially in spring and autumn, inspire and invite to be discovered by foot.
In spring 2017 we offer both a 5- and a 7-days stay to experience nature around Garden of lemons under relaxed and comfortable conditions in an active community. In the evening, we’ll enjoy fine dining, inspired by the Mediterranean, North Africa or the Middle East and prepared by the chef of the house. Served with exciting and interesting wines from the region.
The stays offer hikes of middle level of 4-6 hours in the Sierra Nevada, Las Alpujarras and the Sierra de Tejeda. In the 7-day stay there will be two days for leisure on your own, while there’ll be one day ”off” during the 5-day stay – with the possibility to go to Granada, to the coast or to explore the area on your own.
About the areas:
In the Sierra Nevada during thousands of years, melting water has carved its way through hillsides and formed a series of deep river valleys and steep gorges, which give the mountains their dramatic appearance. It is in this area that you find Spain’s two highest peaks: El Mulhacén, 3,482 m, and La Veleta, 3,396 m, that through long periods of the year are covered in snow.
Las Alpujarras is the name of the area located at Sierra Nevada’s southern slope, so charmingly described in Chris Stewart’s best-seller “Driving over lemons” from 1999. As late as in 1568 Spain’s last Moors were expelled from the remote Alpujarra villages, but the Moorish influence is still seen in the houses’ architecture with their characteristic flat roofs and round chimneys.
The Sierra de Tejeda is a steep and rather rough area with breathtaking limestone cliffs, dolomite marbles, high peaks and deep valleys. We have planned a unique hike, which takes us through high-altitude pine forests and deep canyons towards magnificent vistas of the Sierra and all the way down to the sparkling coastline.
The tours are organized in cooperation with an experienced English hiking guide. The exact program for the tours is known when the weather is known.
Price for 7-day course: 1.000,- €
Price for 5 days stay: 750,- €
Included in the price:
- 7 (or 5 nights) in a double room in El limón or Jardín de los limones – supplement for single room 200,- €. respectively 150,- €.
- lunch bags / 1 lunch at a restaurant during hikes
- welcome dinner excl. alcoholic beverages
- 1 dinner at a restaurant excl. alcoholic beverages
- 2 (or 1) dinner/s with a private chef excl. alcoholic beverages
- farewell dinner excl. alcoholic beverages
- transport for hikes where required
Not included in the price:
- transfers to and from airport
For further information and a detailed program please contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org