Sierra Nevada itinerary
Trekking and routes


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Malaga to Sierra Nevada Itinerary

Sierra Nevada, as well as being a paradise for the skiers during the winter, it’s also a highly recommended area for trekking during the summer months where we’ll find from streams in between the blocks of snow to small lagoons, a spectacular natural environment that no trekker should miss out on.

The scenery of the peaks of Sierra Nevada is due to the effect of the glaciers over the last millions of years. Some of the routes are specific to learn more about its peaks and have a guide for an established price:

- The Thaw

- Bird watching

- Fauna watching

- Lagoons and Cascades

There are several different routes that the trekker can follow, either the routes marked by the resort or on your own. Some of the most popular resorts are:

- Loma Dilar

- Virgen de las Nieves

- Veleta

- Laguna de las Yeguas

The natural park of Sierra Nevada is a park that’s packed with endless possibilities for the visitors throughout the whole year.

Discover Fuente Alta

Fuente Alta is a natural landscape of great beauty and has a museum where we’ll be able to learn about the way of life and customs of the ancestors that lived in these peaks.

Fuente Alta is an area surrounded by a pine forest with routes for mountain biking or trekking where you may spot the odd mountain goat and enjoy breathing the area’s pure fresh air.

It’s also possible to enjoy this area horse-riding, you can go on routes or take lessons in the Equestrian School of Fuente Alta.

Ascent to the Mulhacen

The highest peak in Spain is not a journey suitable for everyone, with 3482 metres of height, from the top one can even spot the African coast.

The price to ascend is 25 euros and it includes:

- Organisation

- Guide

- Assistance Insurance

The use of comfortable and warm clothing, water, food, goggles, hat, mountain footwear and solar protection is absolutely mandatory.

Trekking through rivers with wetsuits

A fun and exciting activity where there is hardly any risk which consists in going down a river with wetsuits and using rappel techniques. The beautiful cliffs of Sierra Nevada, Alpujarras, Sierra Tejeda and Alhama are very enjoyable to tour.

River Verde and River Bermejo are two of the places for trekking with wetsuits.

Trekking in Los Refugios: This high mountain route is characterised by sleeping in shelters and mountain cabins along the way while crossing great part of Sierra Nevada’s National Park.

Its price is 291 euros and includes the following services:

- Organisation and supervision
- Specialised technician for 4 days
- 2 nights of accommodation in shelters
- 1 night of accommodation in a mountain cabin
- Transfer from Granada to Jerez del Marquesado
- Transfer from Capileira to Granada
- Assistance Insurance

Remember to bring your own sleeping bag and other essential elements like water, adequate footwear, sun cream, warm clothing, etc..

Canoe sailing

Half an hour away from Granada, in the Canales reservoir, you can choose to sail in canoe for the price of 12 euros for 2 people per hour.

Trekking in Alpujarra

With a large network of cattle trails that cross the area in all directions created throughout its history, today we’ll find paths and trails that entwine with all the villages.

If you visit the Alpujarra we recommend to calmly discover any of its trails and admire their scenery, their extraordinary flora of great diversity with cliffs and rivers, old mills and mosques...a trip to a past that still remains amongst us.

STAGE ROUTES BETWEEN VILLAGES Km.
1 Lanjarón Órgiva 7
2 Órgiva Mecina Fondales 17
3 Mecina Fondales Ferreirola 1,68

Ferreirola Busquístar 2
4 Busquístar Notáez 4

Notáez Cástaras 3,5
5 Cástaras Nieles 2,25

Nieles Lobras 4,4

Lobras Cádiar 8
6 Cádiar Jorayrátar 9,92
7 Jorayrátar Los Montoros 7,72

Los Montoros Las Canteras 2,4
8 Las Canteras Darrical 3,1

 

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