The Sierra Nevada (with or without) Guide

Routes, Maps & Inspiration for Self Guided Walking & Hiking in Spain's Sierra Nevada

Walks and Treks in Spain's Sierra Nevada between 20km and 30km in length


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

in  1000 to 1500m, 20 to 30km, Alpujarras, Day Walks

Circular Distance 25km Ascent 1300m Time 9hrs 30mins 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. Park at the Forestry Station barrier and car park. Suitable for saloon cars with care. End: Route Description From the Alpujarras to the south the ascent of Mulhacen, highest peak in mainland Spain can be done in a long day in the summer.
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Vereda de Estrella path to Cueva Secreta

in  1000 to 1500m, 20 to 30km, Day Walks, Guejar Sierra

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 Circular Distance 21km Ascent 730m Time 6hrs 45mins 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.
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Ascent of Mulhacén from Capileira staying at Refugio Poqueira

in  1500 to 2000m, 20 to 30km, Alpujarras, Multi-day Guarded Mountain Refuge  

Circular Distance 21km Ascent 1880m Time 10hrs 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. The track drops down to reach the ruined buildings at La Cebedilla. Cars may be left here or a 400m further on at the Central Electrico de Poqueira at 1500m (8km, 20 mins).
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Trek from Ski area to Puente Palo over the Sierra Nevada

in  1000 to 1500m, 20 to 30km, Hoya de la Mora and Ski area, Multi Day Wild Camping  

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 Linear Distance 21km Ascent 1000m Time 8hrs 30mins 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 Start: Hoya de la Mora.
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2 day trek from ski area to Capileira via Cerro de Los Machos

in  20 to 30km, 500 to 1000m, Hoya de la Mora and Ski area, Multi Day Wild Camping  , ,

Multi day trekking visiting the underrated peak of Cerro de los Machos and crossing the Sierra Nevada to Capileira in the Alpujarras Linear Distance 20km Ascent 930m Time 8hrs 15mins 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. Start: Hoya de la Mora.
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