Category Archives: 20-30km

Climb Mulhacén in the summer (without using the National Park bus)

How to ascend the Mulhacén in a day in the summer without touching the same ground twice!

Route Info
Access  Capileira, Alpujarras
Start  Hoya del Portillo. Keep following the road through Capileira. In 5 mins you will pass horse riding stables. Immediately after take the right when the road forks. Follow this rough track for 15 mins.
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Also posted in 1000-1500m, Alpujarras, Day Walks

Vereda de Estrella path to Cueva Secreta

The historical “Vereda de Estrella” path winds its way up a narrow valley before turning southwards. At this point a classic view of the north faces of Sierra Nevada giants of Alcazaba (3350m) and Mulhacen (3482m) come into view

Route Info
Access  Güéjar Sierra via Granada. The town of Güéjar-Sierra (1000m) is very easily reached from Granada city in 30 mins via the A-395 (Cenes de la Vega and Pinos-Genil).
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Also posted in 1000-1500m, Day Walks, Guejar Sierra

Ascent of Mulhacén from Capileira staying at Refugio Poqueira

This is the classic ascent of Mulhacén from the Alpujarras. Best reserved for the winter months when higher access is difficult or impossible

Route Info
Access  Capileira, Alpujarras
Start  Cebadilla. Keep on the main road through Capileira. After 3km turn L, signposted “Cebedilla”. The road deteriorates but is normally suitable for cars if care is taken.
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Also posted in 1500-2000m, Alpujarras, Multi-day Guarded Mountain Refuge Tagged |

Trek from Ski area to Puente Palo over the Sierra Nevada

A 2 day trek crossing the Sierra Nevada from north to south. Ski Area to Puente Palo above Cañar in the Alpujarras, staying in Refugio Elorrieta overnight

Route Info
Access  Ski area via Granada. From the main Granada ring road (Circunvalación) follow the well signposted mountain road to Sierra Nevada (A-395). 
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Also posted in 1000-1500m, Hoya de la Mora & Ski area, Multi Day Wild Camping Tagged |

2 day trek from ski area to Capileira via Cerro de Los Machos

Mulit day trekking visiting the underrated peak of Cerro de los Machos and crossing the Sierra Nevada to Capileira in the Alpujarras

Route Info
Access  Ski area via Granada. From the main Granada ring road (Circunvalación) follow the well signposted mountain road to Sierra Nevada (A-395). This leads to the main ski resort at Pradollano.
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Also posted in 500-1000m, Hoya de la Mora & Ski area, Multi Day Wild Camping Tagged , , |