Guided Trekking Tours in the Sierra Nevada, Spain

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Sierra Nevada trekking holidays & tours, climbing Mulhacen, Los Tres Miles ridge traverse, Tres Picos challenge. Day or multi day

The high Sierra Nevada provide wonderful opportunities for mountain trekking of the highest quality. The traverse of the main ridge takes 5 days and covers all the major peaks. Mulhacen, highest in Spain is always a challenge. In addition we have many fine day and multi day tours in the range, especially in the northern Sierras.

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Climb Mulhacen (3482m) - highest mountain in mainland Spain

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Mulhacen rises to 3482m making it the highest peak in the Iberian Peninsula and continental Spain. Mulhacen is also the highest peak in Europe outside the Alps and the Caucasus Mountains, and the third most topographically prominent peak in Western Europe, after Mont Blanc and Mount Etna. It is part of the Sierra Nevada range in the Cordillera Penibetica.

We climb Mulhacen in either a 2 day ascent staying in the Poqueira Hut or a 1 day (summer only ascent). We also ski it, snowshoe it, scramble it or even climb it at night!

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Sierra Nevada 3000m Ridge - Los Tres Miles Integral

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Early autumn and the spring are ideal times to visit and copmplete "Los Tres Miles". The weather is cool enough for the lowlands, yet warm and dry enough for the high mountains. Snow will linger on the high peaks for much of the year. We run these popular trips from mid-May through to the end of November.

We aim to cover all the main 3,000 metre peaks of the Sierra Nevada in one week. Transport support is provided to ensure we are able to traverse the main sections of the range. The walking is quiet and unspoilt but a certain amount of resilience is required as it is remote and rough.

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Los Tres Picos - Mulhacen, Veleta, Alcazaba

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A tough 3 day trek covering 3 of the biggest peaks in Spain, Mulhacen, Veleta and the remote Alcazaba. This is sometimes used as a charity challenge by staying 2 nights in the guarded Poqueira hut. More info......

In addition we have offer a "going rough" option of 1 night in an unguarded hut and the other sleeping by beautiful mountain lakes. This way the Puntal de la Caldera and Puntal de Siete Lagunas become possible additions to the itinerary.

We have also done Los Tres Picos using mountain bikes for the approach from Hoya de la Mora and for the final ultimate descent of 2500m down to Orgiva More info......

There are many ways and options of doing this. Either way you are assured of a fantastic 3 day trek taking in the highest peaks in the Sierra Nevada. Contact us for more details.

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Summer Sunsets & Sunrises on top of Mulhacen & Alcazaba, Sierra Nevada

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Join us on top of Mulhacen and Alcazaba this summer for a 2 night trek enjoying the wonderful sunsets, sunrises and stars over the Sierra Nevada

Unique and Spectacular! Available July, August and September. Escape the heat with 2 nights sleeping out on the summits of two of the highest and best mountains in Spain. "An unbelievable and unforgettable experience".

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Sierra Nevada Crossings

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Andalucia's Sierra Nevada lend itself to 2 or 3 day mountain trekking. There are high start points available that give access to magnificent mountain scenery, in the highest mountain range outside the alps in western europe. For those with limited time available in Spain, these crossings of the range allow you to experience the mountains at their best. We run these multi day treks on demand throughout the year, conditions permitting.

We have tried and tested 6 of the best multi day traverses around. The following are offered:

  • Ski Centre, Elorietta, Tajos los Machos to Puente Palo (2 day)
  • Ski Centre, Cartujo, Caballo to Lanjaron (2 day)
  • Ski Centre, Cerro los Machos to Capileira (2 day)
  • Ventura Trailhead, Caballo, Cartujo to Ski Centre (2 day)
  • Alcazaba and Puntal de Vacares (3 day)

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Trek the Remote North!

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Escape the crowds and trek the Sierra Nevada remote northern 3000m mountains in 3 to 5 day hikes

The northern Sierra Nevada provide year round high, wild and remote trekking. These 3 and 4 day treks make use of unmanned refuges with optional wild camps.

For those who like remote, quiet, dramatic mountain scenery, rough tracks and are willing to put up with basic shelter and facilities for a few nights

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Other Sierra Nevada Treks

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Summer mountain ascents of the Sierra Nevada High Peaks - the high and major peaks of the Sierra Nevada can be ascended in 1 or 2 days. Why not include the ascent of some of the finest peaks in Spain into your holiday itinerary?. You may combine any of these trips into a week or 2 weeks walking. The walking is rough but the views are vast and spectacular and yet, quiet and unspoilt!

Lightweight Backpacking (donkey support) - what a luxurious way to trek in the mountains! You travel with a light daypack and your overnight gear, food, stoves, tents, sleeping bags etc are carried to the next destination by our sturdy donkeys. Leaves you free to enjoy the mountains to the full while still experiencing the amazing overnight camping locations next to high mountain lakes and streams. Between 3 and 5 day treks available of varying difficulty either taking higher or lower options as required.