Its broad range of outdoor activities is one of the reasons why the Alpujarras has become one of Europe's most popular destinations for tourists looking for active holidays.

The natural diversity of the region and its unique topography make it a key destination for birdwatchers, while the breath-taking views and range of local flora have made it popular for walkers interested in learning about local herbs, or in following the routes of thousand-year-old olive trees.

Guided walks across the snowy peaks and along the GR7 walking routes can be combined with horse-riding excursions, or canoeing down the steep mountain streams and mountain-biking down the vertiginous ravines.

Not to mention skiing or snowboarding down the pistes of the Sierra Nevada, whose highest peaks outstrip even those of the Pyrenees...