SIGHTSEEING Andalusian cities in the sweltering summer months is not the most astute plan to have, you’d be much better off spending the summer months lounging somewhere along the Andalusian coast – with 600 miles to choose from you’re spoilt for choice and the scorchio weather won’t permit for much more than basking under Lorenzo’s rays in any case.
Come Autumn and it’s a different story. Autumn is the time to visit not only the great cities of Seville, Granada and Córdoba but also lesser-known but equally rewarding places.
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 take yourself to the snowy mountain peaks of Sierra Nevada in Granada for skiing – where there is often snow until Easter.