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Telemark: Guided ski adventures in the Spain’s Sierra Nevada

While Sierra Nevada ski school Telemark hits its 30th anniversary this year, its roots go back to 1912, writes Jon Clarke
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English Ski School: Meet the British couple who swapped the London rat race for...

THEY could have become a successful London power couple when they met in 2008, but both preferred to swap the rat race for the outdoor life in Spain. Georgina Simon and Nathan Merchant were both looking for a total career change when they met on...
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Winter wonderland: He came for the Costa del Sol but then discovered Spain’s Sierra...

LEGEND has it that there was once a wealthy lord who lived with his beautiful daughter in a remote castle in the Alpujarras, on the southern slopes of the Sierra Nevada. The lord was controlling, and because he planned to marry his daughter off to...
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Piste to plate! The best places to dine in Spain’s Sierra Nevada

No uphill battle to find good places to eat in the Sierra Nevada, writes Jon Clarke
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Sierra Nevada: Nothing beats a weekend in Spain’s Costa del Ski

IT’S not hard to work out why the Sierra Nevada is often dubbed ‘southern Europe's top skiing resort’. While you’ll be shivering in the Alps this week and it’s foggy in the Pyrenees, I’m eating lunch in bright sunshine near the top of Spain’s second...
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Why you should visit Motril on Spain’s Costa Tropical and discover its fascinating history...

Sugarcane, rum, wonderful seafood and heaps of history, Katherine Brook shares the secrets of Motril.
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Exploring Spain’s Serrania de Ronda by bike is a true adventure

Discovering Arriate and the Serrania de Ronda by bike has never been easier
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The perfect winter retreat: Discover Arriate, a hidden gem in Spain’s Serrania de Ronda

A winter’s trip to Arriate guarantees great walks, landscape and food, writes Jon Clarke
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WHERE TO STAY: The best rural retreats in Spain’s Guadalhorce Valley

Guadalhorce valley has some great rural retreats, writes Jon Clarke
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WHERE TO EAT: Enjoy the amazing local produce in Spain’s Guadalhorce Valley

A longtime agricultural hub, it is no surprise you can eat well in the Guadalhorce Valley, writes Jon Clarke
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Discover one of Spain’s best kept secrets: The Guadalhorce Valley, Andalucia’s answer to the...

There’s a secret world of lakes, white villages and rocky mountain highs in the Guadalhorce hills behind the Costa del Sol, writes Jon Clarke
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Granada: The ultimate student guide to the city in southern Spain

IF you were to visit just one city in Spain, Ernest Hemingway wrote, it should be Granada - and there are few student cities to rival the undisputed capital of culture in Andalucia. With multiple diverse higher education institutions, Spain’s largest student population soaks...
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IN PICS: Snowfall in Sierra Nevada promises great start to ski season in southern...

THE slopes of Spain’s Sierra Nevada are covered in a healthy amount of the white stuff promising great conditions for the start of the ski season when the pistes open on November 27. Crucial snowfall arrived over the weekend providing enough of the white stuff...
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Spain’s Malaga among best Christmas destinations in Europe

CHRISTMAS is one of the most celebrated festivals of the year and Malaga is among the must-see places to visit over the festive season. Just days away from the switch on of its one-million-euro Christmas lights, Malaga City has been chosen among the 20 most...
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Arriate is the buzzing Spanish village just outside Ronda that is Andalucia’s best kept...

While enveloped in stunning mountain scenery, warm-hearted independent Arriate is famous for its friendly locals and a love of partying, writes Jon Clarke
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Ronda: Why this hilltop town in Andalucia is the best inland destination in Spain

Jon Clarke waxes lyrical about his hometown of Ronda, where the sense of history is only matched by its soaring mountain scenery and (almost) its food
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Finca La Donaira: A Spanish Shangri-La in the Serrania de Ronda

A visit to La Donaira begins in a dusty square in El Gastor, a sleepy town nestled in a valley between the Serrania de Ronda and the Grazalema mountain range less than a 40minute drive from Ronda itself. It is here that guests leave their...
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Andalucia’s creepiest places to give yourself a fright this Halloween

Many of the hairiest horror stories originate right here in Andalucia, such as the haunted house of Cortijo Jurado, also known as La Casa Encantada, in Campanillas.
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Blooming brilliant: More than 49,000 people visit the autumn patios in Spain’s Cordoba

SOME 50,000 people have visited the Autumn Patios of Cordoba over the two weekend special autumn festival to mark 100 years since the patio contest began. As of Saturday 23, a total of 49,138 people had visited the patios to view the architectural treasures that...
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West End: San Pedro has become the more refined, less bling end of Spain’s...

FORGET the hustle and bustle of Banus, the snobbishness of the Golden Mile and the hordes of tourists in Marbella centre… Head west instead to San Pedro de Alcantara. Less showy, more refined, but equally well appointed, the West End of Marbella is the place...
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Back in bloom: Cordoba patios reopen for special autumn festival

LOS Patios de Cordoba will reopen this October and will feature 16 venues over two weekends in a special autumn treat to mark 100 years since the festival began. The event, which is expected to bring a huge boost to the city's tourism sector, will...

Benahavis has it all: The ultimate guide to the hidden gem’ of Spain’s Costa...

BORIS Johnson chose it as the location for his controversial autumn getaway, following in the footsteps of a long list of well-known people have holidayed here, so what's so special about Benahavis? Hugh Grant has holidayed here; Rod Stewart and Cristiano Ronaldo have also contributed...
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Marbellous Marbella: Discover the gem of the Costa del Sol

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has chosen Marbella on Spain's Costa del Sol for an autumn break. Her
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Eight forests in Spain’s Andalucia to lose yourself in this autumn

AUTUMN is the perfect time to lose yourself in the forests of Andalucia. In a world where everything goes too fast, reconnecting with nature can do wonders for the mind and soul and the wide variety of plant species in the region makes the Andalucian...
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Desert dreaming: The world’s first off-grid ‘capsule hotel’ is located in the Gorafe desert...

An avant-garde new tourism project has opened in the heart of the Gorafe desert in the Granada. In a world first, District Hive aims to change the current concept of luxury accommodation and offers a total disconnection from the outside world, through a deep immersion...
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Orange blossom, flamenco and a passion for ceramics: How one British author fell in...

BRITISH author Rosanna Ley describes how a taste for orange marmalade led her to visit and fall in love with the city of Sevilla and sparked the idea for her new novel, The Orange Grove. The first thing that struck me when we arrived in...
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