It just so happens that Autumn is our favourite time of year to explore Andalusia; The warmth of the sun is still clinging on, yet the light takes on a special hue that brings our much-loved cities and landscapes back to life after the heat of the previous months.
We are super happy to have been featured in this roundup in the Telegraph by Annie Bennett, exploring just what makes an Autumn trip to Andalusia so appealing.
Here’s a little of what she said:
“Although I’m as prone to raving about the many joys of Andalusia as the next person – usually halfway through a long lunch by the sea – I have to admit that sightseeing in its cities in the sweltering summer months is unwise. Much better to park yourself somewhere along the Andalusian coast – and there are 600 miles of it from which to choose – and do as little as possible. It is a different story in autumn, however, when temperatures dip from it’s-far-too-hot to I-don’t-actually-think-I-need-a-jumper levels. Now is the time to visit not only the great cities of Seville, Granada and Córdoba but also lesser-known but equally rewarding places.
From Seville, hire a car and drive north-west to the Sierra de Aracena to walk along ancient mule tracks, picking mushrooms along the way and then devouring huge platters of the local Jabugo ham. The cooler days of October bring the start of the olive harvest right across the region, which you will see in full flow if you travel from Cordoba to Jaén. Head south from Granada to the Alpujarras in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada for spectacular hiking and riding territory, or save yourself for skiing on the highest peaks in winter – there is usually snow until Easter…
Perhaps my favourite activity – although that is hardly the right word – in any of the region’s wonderful cities in autumn is simply to sit at a pavement café in the sunshine with a cold beer or maybe a glass of fino sherry. Although you can’t use the excuse of it being too hot anymore, there is never any reason to overdo it in Andalusia”
We couldn’t agree more Annie! Read the full post here The Telegraph Guide to Andalusia in Autumn