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Pitres in the Alpujarra´s " ideal for walking holiday´s" or spending some time on the slopes of Sierra Nevada Ski Resort

Pitres has everything you could possibly need including many bars, a butchers, bakers, supermarket, chemist, health centre, and a great Friday market selling the local produce..

Las Alpujarras has its own unique weather system. Whereas on the coast the temperatures are fairly constant all year round, the combination of mountain air and valleys in Las Alpujarras make the weather more changeable.

Summers are often hot and dry, with temperatures up to the 36Cs. Rain and cloud is rare, but can occur in the higher mountains, however it never lasts long. Winters are still quite warm and relatively sunny during the day, but can be a very cold at night after the sun has gone down. If visiting during October to May, it is recommended you bring jumpers and jeans. Both seasons have their advantages - a day in the pool in the summer, and an evening in-front of the fire in the winter.

The best time for walking in Las Alpujarras is from April to mid-June, and from mid-September to mid-November.

Above the main village of PITRES the landscape is dominated by oaks and sweet chestnuts, cherry and walnut trees. In the valley below, a Mediterranean climate permits the cultivation of figs, almonds and olives in traditional groves.The smallest and highest (1400m) of the seven villages is CAPILERILLA, almost untouched by the passage of time.. From here the magnificent view of the mountains takes in even the distant peaks of northern Morocco.
The other villages are scattered across the steep hillside between Pitres and the Rio Trevelez valley. Nearest to the dramatic river canyon are FERREIROLA, famous for its fizzy mineral water spring and FONDALES. Along with ATALBEITAR, MECINA and MECINILLA, situated a little higher up the hill, these villages enjoy a mild climate and are wonderfully peaceful.