Guided day or multi-day tours here in these wonderful mountains!
During the winter months snow is in abundance; and with great trails offering wonderful scenery, snowshoers will find this a wonderful destination. Moreover, snowshoers of every level of skill and experience will find plenty of trails to meet their desires and needs.
What it is all about?
If youve never tried it....you should! Its good fun and very easy to learn. We take you to some gentle locations for your first steps. After a brief learning curve we can progress to longer and harder tours. See our Guide to Snowshoeing for more information
Some great day tours we frequently use most winters
- Puente Palo - easy access from Lanjaron. Forests and some open hillsides. Some peaks can be ascended on snowshoes from here.
- Hoya del Portillo - above the high white village of Capileira. Various excursions possible here.
- Hoya de la Mora and Barranco de San Juan - high snowbowls in a quiet valley
- Sierra de Huetor - we have worked out some marvellous round trip tours through the pine forests of this magnificent Natural Park. We also offer Canicross here.
- Puerta de la Ragua - A 2000m high road pass through the eastern Sierra Nevada. Forests, open hillsides and simple peaks available.
- Casa Forestal La Pluca and Las Alegas - a high dirt track allows access to forests and hillsides up to 2700m, with superb views to Mulhacen, Veleta and the other main Sierra Nevada peaks.
- Cumbres Verdes - when the snow is low and access to our 4WD vehicles is possible the Cumbres Verdes gives entertaining and variable snowshoeing in dry ravines and green valleys.
- Valley of the Rio Lanjaron - not many venture here to snowshoe in winter but we have obtained quick access from the SE. The valley is normally snowsure until end May giving late season snowshoeing.
We have snowshoes available from well know makes such as Tubbs, Salomen and Camp. Hire costs are included in the tour guided prices.
The good news is that anyone who can walk can go snowshoeing. From young
kids to senior citizens. Depending on your age and weight range there will
be a shoe that will fit your specific needs.
There are many great places to try out your snowshoes. Email
Spanish Highs Mountain Guides for suggestions in the Sierra Nevada. Once
you feel comfortable, you might like to try out a new hiking trail.
Any time you want during December to May (if there are at least
4 inches snow on the ground)! Snowshoeing is a great activity by itself
or combined with other outdoor pursuits like winter camping, backcountry
snowboarding and skiing, sledding, or running. When you have a pair of snowshoes,
there are no more excuses for not getting out and enjoying winter.
There are a number of reasons to enjoy the benefits of snowshoeing:
- A fun and active way to visit the outdoors
- Simple to learn
- Great cardiovascular exercise
- Another fun winter activity to add to your list
- Good for your spirit
- An entertaining social activity
- Everyone is doing it!
Snowshoeing Videos of the Alpujarras, Sierra Nevada
More Snowshoeing Photo Galleries
• Snowshoeing in the Sierra Nevada Hoya de la Mora
Shows a days snowshoeing on the trails around the Hoya de la Mora above the Sierra Nevada ski station
• The winter wonderland of the Cebollar and Las Alegas
Above Puente Palo in the Alpujarras lies a winter wonderland of fun and beautiful scenery. Against a backdrop of adverse mountain snow conditions we had headed upwards to the Cebollar hut. But what...
• Snowshoeing Sierra Nevada
Some of the best snowshoeing excursions in Spain are to be found in the Sierra Nevada of Andalucia
• Snow Dogs
Our dogs having a great time playing about in the snow above Puente Palo, Alpujarras, Sierra Nevada, Spain
• Snowshoes all the way!
A 16 hour 2 day epic winter trip snowshoeing to and from the Poqueira refugio in Spains Sierra Nevada. Photos by Andy Grant. Team from Gary Scully’s “Help for Heroes” fundraising www.helpforheroes....
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