I will be in Granada from Oct 15th - 18th and want to visit the Sierra Nevada to do some hiking and take photos. I assume that above a certain altitude, there will be snow in mid-October? If so, can anyone recommend the most scenic (preferably snow-covered) place to visit and give me some tips on how to get there by bus from Granada please?
Also, every site I visit for the bus route between Granada Jaen airport and Granada seems to state a different route and a different set of stops! I need to get off at Gran Via De Colon (near the Cathedral) - does anybody know where I can find an up to date timetable?
Thanks very much.
Chances of the Sierra Nevada having much snow next week are not so good. Mid - end of November onwards (to about mid February) is a better bet.
If you have the cash to spare, I would recommend getting a train to Barcelona and then transport onward to Andorra. There you will find endless snow this time of year. Fares are really cheap up to the N.E.
From what i can remember from our trip there in March, we got off of the bus we took from Malaga to Granada, walked outside the bus station to the "street stop", and under the cover of the bus stop, there is a map showing all of the stops and which bus# takes you where. The cathedral is pretty central stop, you can tell when youre in the main part of the town. if you speak spanish, ask another person on the bus. if you dont (and we didnt) we just studied the bus route on the sign and its pretty easy to figure out. And also, there was still a bit of snow on the very top peaks on the mtns mid march this year.... have a blast!
(make sure to go to st nicolas to view the Alhambra at dusk..beautiful, and full of great locals drinking, smoking, and playing music--good fun. they also are peddling their handmade wares (until the police show up!!)
Thanks very much for the tips. I'll definitely be taking a bus somewhere - I like to get out into the mountains whenever possible!