Granada and the Lecrin Valley

Lecrin Valley Short Break - Three Days

Between the city of Granada and the Mediterranean coast lies a beautiful, sub-tropical corner of rural Andalucía known as the Lecrín Valley. It’s easy to understand why the Moorish occupiers in the early middle ages named it “The Valley of Happiness”:  the valley offers natural protection against the heat of summer and the cold of winter, there are streams and natural springs providing a freshness all year round, and the fields of almonds, vines, olives and citrus fruits make for a landscape that is very pleasing to the eye.

These Short Breaks offer a true slice of rural life where you can enjoy Spanish cookery classes, taste locally produced foods and wines and wander through the narrow, whitewashed streets and the surrounding countryside. 

Day 1 Granada - Lecrin Valley

You will be collected from your hotel in Granada this afternoon at 15:30 and driven through the Lecrin Valley, passing through delightful, quiet villages which still preserve their allotments (huertas) and orange and lemon groves. Upon arrival at la finca you will be welcomed with Afternoon Tea served with Moroccan sweets, shown around the premises and taken on a short walk through the local orange groves.  Free time before dinner.  Overnight

Day 2 Lecrin Valley

After a hearty breakfast we set off on a drive through the Valley.  On the way there will be time to stop in one of the villages for a morning coffee or refreshing drink and a stroll through typical village streets.  On return to the finca, Scarlett will take you through the preparation of some traditional and local tapas dishes such as Tortilla Española and Albondigas (meatballs).   Relax with a leisurely lunch on the sun-terrace as you enjoy the fruits of your labours. 
After lunch you may wish to go on a short stroll through the campo or have a siesta in the garden or house before afternoon tea.  Dinner and overnight.

Day 3 Lecrin Valley - Granada

Breakfast and departure at 1000hrs when we will return by car back to Granada.