The Sierra Nevada (with or without) Guide

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

Sierra Nevada Walking and Trekking routes starting in the Alpujarras


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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Los Tres Picos trek, Sierra Nevada wild camping

in  2500 to 3000m, 40 to 50km, Alpujarras, Multi Day Wild Camping

43km of high mountain terrain, 2570m ascent, 3 days, taking in the 3 highest peaks and staying overnight in incredibly wild mountain lakeside locations. Ideal trek for hikers and trekkers wanting to “get away from it all”! Linear Distance 43km Ascent 2570m Time 17hrs Access: Capileira 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.
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Soportujar to Lanjarón on the GR7 path

in  0 to 500m, 10 to 20km, Alpujarras, Day Walks

Linear Distance 15km Ascent 340m Time 4hrs 30mins Access: Alpujarras Start: Padre Eterno/Soportujat End: Lanjaron Route Description Start from Padre Eterno on the main Orgiva to Trevelez road just a few km east of Soportujar. Take the dirt track opposite for 500m until the GR7 path is met. Turn left and follow this through the village of Soportujar. A steep short rise until an acequia is met which is followed to cross the Rio Chico.
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Round of the Barranco de Poqueira, Capileira

in  10 to 20km, 500 to 1000m, Alpujarras, Day Walks

Circular Distance 11km Ascent 670m Time 4hrs 15mins 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) End: Same as start Route Description There is a short, steep climb on good tracks after leaving Cebedilla, before dropping down to the valley bottom and following the path as it winds its way up and alongside the river.
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Circular walk in La Taha del Pitres

in  10 to 20km, 500 to 1000m, Alpujarras, Day Walks

Circular Distance 14km Ascent 690m Time 5hrs 15mins Access: Pitres, Alpujarras Start: Fondales End: Same as start Route Description A lovely drive up through the Alpujarras towards Pitres brings you to the Taha de Pitres region. This is an area characterized by small white villages, steep sided gorges and abundant flora and fauna. Start at the lower village of Fondales. Drop down through a couple of small villages, where time seemingly has stood still, to the Rio Trevelez and cross by an old bridge before zig zagging up the steep hillside above.
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