Las Alpujarras is an area of mountain villages nestled among the Sierra Nevada range in Granada province, in the southern region of Andalusia. Three such villages, which appeal to the Spanish Beautiful Villages Association, lie at the Poqueira gorge — Capileira, located 1,400 meters above sea level, Bubión (1,300 meters) and Pampaneira (1,058 meters). These standard villages receive thousands of visitors each summer, but in spring and autumn, attract largely mountain-lovers and hikers eager to learn more about the region, which sits at the foot of Mulhacén mountainbiking. But climbing Mulhacén, which at 3,479 meters over sea level is the maximum summit in the Spanish peninsula, is just one of many activities people can enjoy in this scenic valley.

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