Category Archives: Day Walks

Tajos de los Machos and Cerrillo Redondo from Puente Palo

Tough day trek or more relaxed 2 day trek staying overnight at the wonderful Refugio Cebollar. Takes in two quiet and remote Sierra Nevada 3000m+ peaks

Route Info
Access  Lanjaron (4WD) or Padre Eterno/Soportujar (saloon car with care)
Start  Puente Palo Recreation area
End  Same as start
Distance (km)  18
Height Gain (m)  1270
Est Time (Naithsmith’s)  7 hrs 40 mins

Route Description

Go up the easy forest tracks NW of the main road.… Look at the route!

Also posted in 10-20km, 1000-1500m, Alpujarras, Multi Day Wild Camping

The Northern Flanks of the Sierra Nevada in a day or 2 day trek

Long day trek or better still a 2 day trek in the Sierra Nevada on narrow tracks and trails in superb mountain scenery visiting secluded lakes and valleys

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). 
Look at the route!
Also posted in 10-20km, 500-1000m, Hoya de la Mora & Ski area, Multi Day Wild Camping

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.
Look at the route!
Also posted in 1000-1500m, 20-30km, Alpujarras

Cortijos Hornillos Circular

Circular hike visiting the Cortijos Hornillos above Güejar Sierra with superb vistas of the Sierra Nevada highest peaks

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).
Start Barranco de San Juan. 
Look at the route!
Also posted in 10-20km, 500-1000m, Guejar Sierra

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).
Look at the route!
Also posted in 1000-1500m, 20-30km, Guejar Sierra