& Villages - Granada - Trekking routes
Nevada. Pradollano- Veleta. Granada trekking routes
Time: Six hours.
Our starting point is the Peñones de San Francisco,
in Pradollano, where the Refugio (shelter) Universitario is.
We take the road upwards, leaving the monument to the Virgen
de las Nieves on the right, and the Astronomical Obsevatory
of Mojón de Trigo on the left.
A bit farther there is a junction to the right wich goes down
to Pradollano. This is the highest road in Europe, 3.000 m.
high along 12 km.
Farther on, by the remains knows as the " Posiciones
de Veleta ", probably the wildest view in the whole Sierra
Nevada can be seen from here.
Walking on along the road, there is a junction to the left
which leads up to the top of the Veleta, 3.398 m. high, the
second highest mountain in the area.
From the top, the impressive view of La Alpujarra, the fertile
plain of Granada and, in a clear day, the north of Africa
and the Mediterranean sea can be seen.