Guided walks through Higher Sierra Nevada
If you like a more challenging and unforgettable hiking adventure the Higher Sierra hikes are perfect for you.
Select your walk from selection bellow
option 1 - Mulhacén
Geographical data: Although its height is not exceptional, the Mulhacén (3.479) is the highest peak of the Iberian Peninsula and of Europe outside the Caucasus and the Alps, since the Canary Islands with its highest peak El Teide (3.718) and Greenland with Gunnbjørn Fjeld (3.694), with higher peaks, belong politically to Europe, but geographically they are part of Africa and North America, respectively.
In principle all year round possible to clime it without gear, but in winter, from november till April / May, with special mountain guides and gear.
Possible to do it in a day but very challenging, usually two days needed (with a night in the refuge Poqueira). Same for Alcazaba. Also possible to take the minibus (13 euro extra p.p.) from Capileira that will bring you higher and closer to the summits and makes it easier to get to them. It’s also possible to combine it with one or two of the other summits and stay for a night or two in the refuge Poqueira or more adventurous in a tent.
option 2 - Veleta
Second highest mountain of the Sierra Nevada (3.398) and easiest to get to. Can be done starting from the north side Pradollano ski resort or from the Southside coming from Capileira. Same possibilities as for Mulhacén.
In principle all year round possible to clime it without gear, but in winter, from november till April / May, with special mountain guides and gear. Not possible to do it in a day from the Capileira side, usually two days needed (with a night in the refuge Poqueira). It’s also possible to combine it with one or two of the other summits and stay for a night or two in the refuge Poqueira or more adventurous in a tent.
option 3 - Alcazaba
Third highest mountain of the Sierra Nevada (3.371) with the most divers route. Passing the beautiful “7 Lagunas” where unique endemic flora can be found. Can be combined with the other two summits with the same conditions as the other two.
We start at Hoya del Portillo or Alto del Corillo. We walk towards the beautiful site of 7 Lagunas and clime from there upwards to Alcazaba.
option 4 - 7 Lagunas
Spectacular hiking trail that starts from the highest village in Spain Trevélez, allows us to reach the Cañada de Siete Lagunas, with beautiful waterfalls where Laguna Hondera flows into a great waterfall.
If you like a divers hike this is one that takes you through beautiful landscapes and fantastic views. It’s possible to start from Hoya del Portillo above Capileira. You can make a two or three day hike by adding one or two of the nearby highest summits like Alcazaba or Mulhacén.
option 5 - Acequia baja y alta
The moors have left an impressive water channel system that is still working perfect and is used as the most important veins to transport the water. This is used for irrigation purposes and water supplies for the little villages in the Alpujarras.
We start at “La Cabaña de Simon” at Prado Grande just above Capileira where we follow acequia Baja and brings us to the highest farmhouse around “Cortijo de las Tomas” where we hike back along the acequia Alta. We will have all the time impressive views from the Sierra Nevada and will find many endemic flora and great birdwatching.
option 6 - Rio Toril
A challenging walk along the river Toril that joins the river Poqueira at La Cebadilla, close to Capileira, along gorges and old farmhouses. Great , dramatic views and precious nature. Following the river up and crossing it and walking back along the other side of the river. This is a not well known and forgotten route. That means we will not see many people along this walk.
- 1 person: 90€ p.p.
- 2 persons: 75€ p.p.
- 3 persons: 65€ p.p.
- 4 persons: 55€ p.p.
ask for special prices for groups + 4
What is included
- Local transport
- Group discounts
- We offer help for finding sleep and transport facilities
What is not included
- Airport transfer
- Food and drinks
- Walking poles (fee 5€)
- Public transport when needed