Sierra de las Nieves (snowy mountains)

This natural park is situated between the province of Granada and Malaga, and includes the villages of Alozaina, Casarabonela, El Burgo, Guaro, Istan, Monda, Ojen, Ronda, Tolox and Yunquera. An ideal place for many sports and activities such as mountain biking, rock-climbing, trekking...and to enjoy its beautiful views and its natural environment.

If we visit the Sierra de las Nieves, we can still visit the old snow wells, where the snow workers used to keep the ice during the summer to sell it in the capital city and in the villages of the province. The name of this mountain range comes from this trade.

If you decide to enjoy the numerous trekking routes in Sierra de las Nieves, remember that there aren’t many water fountains in the area, which is why it’s highly recommendable to take as much water as you’ll possibly need, specially in summer.

The Sierra de las Nieves biodiversity

In this natural park we’ll find an endless amount of animal and plant species, some of the plant species are almost unique in the world, like the Spanish Fir, for example. We’ll also be able to visit an approximately 1.000 year-old Chestnut tree.

Amongst the animals, if we observe carefully, we may spot a recently introduced golden eagle. There are plenty of Iberian wild goats and otters.

How to reach the Sierra de las Nieves

We head towards San Pedro de Alcantara, when we get there we then find our way to Los Arqueros Golf Urbanisation. We continue down the A-397 Ronda road and then take the turnoff towards the Camino del Puerto de los Quejigales.

The main access to the park is from the Ronda road to San Pedro de Alcantara, or using the road from Ronda to El Burgo. If you wish to find out exactly how to get to Sierra de las Nieves, check out the map below, where you’ll the see the shortest route from Malaga airport highlighted.

Check out the map below for more details:

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