BUDDING Ray Mears’ can embrace their inner adventurer and head off the beaten track in the Sierra Nevada.

Telemark-LuisWith Telemark you can have a wilderness trip that literally ends up in another world… the charming cobbled villages of the Genil valley, in the Alpujarras.

Whether there is snow or not, the two-decade-old company offers one and two-day cross-country adventures into the mountains.

Both trips end up taking you through (hopefully) deep off-piste snow onto narrow mountain tracks.

“We try to put an emphasis on ecology and nature and it is impressive to see the typically old farmhouses in the area and how little they have changed,” explains boss Luis Casanova, who spends the other half of the year in Africa.

“It is a real, fun adventure, something you will not forget.

“Best of all, a team of mules ends up helping to bring your stuff back to Pradollano,” adds Luis.

The day trip costs just €100 per person and includes transport and lunch.

Another popular pastime for those, who don’t fancy risking life and limb on the pistes, is to have a day of cross-country skiing on two or three well established paths around the resort.

“It is great fitness and you do get to enjoy the fabulous views and nature at the same time,” he adds.

The company can also help organise hard-core uphill climbing for mountaineers to a half day soft snow walking trip with snow rackets.

• Contact the team on telemark@telemark.es or call 958 48 11 53

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