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Sierra Nevada Granada in the Summer

September 3, 2018
sierra nevada in the sumer granada, verano en sierra nevada

Crispy cool air with a mountain view. Calm, relaxing, and an enjoyable place. This is Sierra Nevada Granada in the summer – a wonderful get away for those like us that want to escape the heat and humidity of southern  spain’s summer. Don’t get me wrong, I love the beach! The sand on my toes, the sea, the breeze… but… and this is a big BUT… living in a place where there is no central air and the humidity percentage  is very high, making the actual temperature feel much hotter, drives me crazy! Sure, when we are at the beach it feels wonderful but since we have responsibilities and can’t do them in our swimsuits (sad face here) it drives us to look for a refuge from the hottest time of the summer. 

kids enjoying sierra nevada granada summer

Exploring Pradollano sierra nevada granada summer

Pradollano in the summer

Verano en Pradollano sierran nevada granada

Sierra Nevada Granada is so beautiful in the summer. I know it is known for their ski season but it is so nice in the summer too. We stayed in Pradollano in this beautiful apartment from Inside Plaza. 

living room Inside Paza Sierra Nevada Granada Summer

Kitchen inside plaza sierra nevada granada summer

inside plaza sierra nevada granada summer apartment

mountain view inside plaza sierra nevada apartment granada summer

What a view! And it was so nice to have the windows opened to let in the cool fresh air of the mountain. It felt like fall. I am a big sucker of the fall weather so I was so happy!

We took the cablecar and then the ski lift all the way to the top. The ski lift was an adventure for the kids. They loved it. 

cablecar sierra nevada granada summer verano Pradollano

cablecar sierra nevada granada summer

boy enjoying cablecar sierra nevada granada summer

inside cablecar sierra nevada granada summer

ski lift sierra nevada granada summer

view ski lift sierra nevada granada summer Pradollano

telesilla sierra nevada granada verano summer

telesilla sierra nevada verano

From the top we saw cows, we had a great view of Granada, and we even found some snow! That was a refreshing surprise!

sierra nevada summer

telesilla sierra nevada granada

view from ski lift sierra nevada granada summer

snow mountain sierra nevada granada summer

nieve sierra nevada granada verano

sierra nevada verano

kids enjoying sierra nevada granada summer

children happy sierra nevada granada summer

family enjoying sierra nevada granada summer

top of the mountain sierra nevada granada summer

ski lift view sierra nevada granada summer

We also went hiking in Monachil. That was definitely the highlight of our trip. It was very hot though, and I would definitely recommend it when the weather is a bit cooler but nonetheless we had a great time. Joy walked a lot of the hike and I was very proud of her. Also we had our Ergo carrier (we never travel without a carrier) and Keith carried her for part of the hike. 

monachil trails sierra nevada granada summer

hiking with kids sierra nevada granada summer

hiking with kids and dog sierra nevada monachill

hiking with kids, sierra nevada, sierra in the summer, sierra nevada en verano, monachill

hiking with ergobaby carrier sierra nevada summer spain

kids hiking sierra nevada summer spain

hiking with children sierra nevada

Nicholas of course is a natural explorer! He crossed the hanging bridge, walked in the creeks, under the rocks… and every time he had a big smile on his face. Even though we were running low on snacks and took the longer trail (by mistake) to get where we wanted, and didn’t have lunch until 5pm, he was still glowing! That is why we take them hiking every time we can! They learn how to be in the moment and enjoy it. They experience the pure joy we get just to be in nature, even when we are exhausted! 

boy hiking sierra nevada summer

family hiking sierra nevada granada verano

hanging bridge with kids sierra nevada summer monachil

hanging bridge sierra nevada granada

hanging bridge sierra nevada

high hanging bridge sierra nevada granada summer

hiking with family sierra nevada

sierra nevada hiking

I hope you guys have enjoyed some of these pics! If you have a chance to visit Granada in the summer, definitely check it out Sierra Nevada to escape the heat. The spectacular views of the mountains will make the ride going up worth it!

  1. Amazing chronicle of your travels–thanks so much for giving us glimpse into the trip, with fantastic pictures of the family, too. We really enjoyed this post 🙂 Much love to you all…

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