A Voyage to the Sierra de Huétor Natural Park – Part 4

First of all, here are the other parts:

Let’s call this one “The Road Less Traveled”. Today, we take you along the GR-3201, to the following municipalities:

This is a drive of about 30km (one way). If you do this in the morning, you can spend the afternoon in the Sierra Nevada.

By the way, you could start your excursion a little earlier: at the Embalse de Francisco Abellán.

La Peza

Some facts and numbers:

  • About 1400 inhabitants.
  • Located about 60km from Granada.
  • The name comes from “lápice”, referring to an old Roman fort.

Isn’t this picturesque?

The main attraction of La Peza is its “castillo”, dating from the 9th-10th century. You cannot drive towards it; expect a nice climb on a steep, narrow street.

Sorry for the dirty windshield!

Keep on driving south on the GR-3201. On your right, you will see a big sign for a recreational area, called Fuente de la Gitana.

Quéntar

Before you reach the next town, stop at the impressive Pantano de Quéntar (reservoir).

I think Lars and I will associate 2020 with 2 words, “adventure” and “embalse”.

Some facts and numbers (about Quéntar):

  • About 1000 inhabitants.
  • 13km from Granada.
  • Known for its re-enactments of historical battles.

And more steep, narrow streets and small plazas!

Dúdar

Barely a kilometer further to the south, you can visit the charming village of Dúdar (about 300 inhabitants). Truly a very cute gem!

This is actually our last part about our explorations in the Sierra de Huétor. Some remarks:

  • Every itinerary – that we have presented in each part – takes at least half a day.
  • If you only have one day at your disposal, we suggest combining a visit to the Natural Park itself and Nivar/Alfacar/Viznar. That way, you get to see all the highlights of this region! You will need a car for this short trip.
  • If you want to do the same excursions like we did, take at least 2 days.
  • And very important: always make time for a drink and a tapa!

See you later this week for another exploration!

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