The summer holidays on the beaches of the Costa del Sol are not an excuse for passing up the opportunity of getting into the heart of the lands further inland.

Making the hiking routes the traveller will be surprised to find untouched villages and a culture deeply rooted in tradition.

In the following, there are suggestions for excursions the interest which lies as much in the sights as in the scenery.

The roads are generally in good condition and the drive is therefore comfortable. In some cases – such as the excursion to Granada, the Sierra Nevada and Las Alpujarras – more than a day is needed to cover every attraction along the itinerary.