[tboot_alert color=”success”]A moderately graded, varied and interesting summer day’s hiking route in the Sierra Nevada. As it is linear it does need the benefit of a friendly driver to help with the transport. It utilises a high vehicle track and a direct climb to gain height rapidly. Then comes a delightful descent down through pine trees and crossing streams before meeting a forest track above Puente Palo.[/tboot_alert]
This is a 10.81 km Walk in Capileira, Spain. The walk has a total ascent of 402m and has a maximum elevation of 2,699m. Descent of nearly 1000m. Full route map below.
- Drop off is on the high road to the La Piuca refuge on the western side of the Poqueira valley high above Capileira
- Ascend dry barranco to it’s head and eventual meeting with the south ridge of Las Alegas
- Follow the ridge north to the summit of Las Alegas (2700m)
- Walk north for 300m before dropping down left on pathless terrain to join a rough track
- Follow the intermittent track SW alongside the mountain dropping gradually to the Refugio Cebollar (ruin)
- Follow the nearly level trail towards the prominent rocks
- A track goes back alongside the upper edge of the forest. This enters the forest and takes care to follow.
- Emerge from the forest, drop height and pick up a good path that leads to the junction of rivers
- Cross the river (slightly easier upstream if in spate) and pick up good track on far side
- This leads easily down to join the forest tracks that lead to Puente Palo