The Cumbres Verdes (Green Peaks) are well known to the local spanish Granadinos as they are very close to the Granada ring road (20 mins), so access is easy. In spite of this the walking is quiet and unspoilt and has a certain attraction missing in the higher and wilder Sierra Nevada. Lush green valleys fight with arid badlands for possesion of the land and this gives varied and interesting scenery and views.Grade: Moderate
We offer a range of walks in this area that we have developed and refined over many years. These walks take advantage of both horseshoe and linear rounds and are suitable for all ages and abilities. Accommodation is offerred in the nearby village of Dilar, Granada city or our base in Lanjaron.
This well known summit is one of the most spectacular and dramatic in the Sierra Nevada. The mountain is steep on all sides but there are numerous ways up to it's majestic summit of 2079m.
The peak is very varied with the arid (las Arenas) badlands contrasting with the lush Dilar valley area. All the walks are interesting day excursions of varying lengths from a simple 4 hour to a long 8 hour day. There are scrambling routes available to the more adventurous should they wish.
This remote ridge can be accessed from the Dilar valley or indeed Collado Sevilla. Both give exhilerating access to this amazing ridge. The ridge itself can be followed in its entirity by those with a head for heights and loads of surplus energy. Otherwise there is a good path just below the actual ridge crest.
The ridge has many summit but the best is the Corazon de la Sandia ("Heart of the Watermelon"). This peak is 1877m high and gives a sharp exposed scramble to reach its rocky top. This whole area has thick green forest on one side of the ridge crest and arid badlands on the other. This makes for an interesting day out!
The traverse of the sharp peak of Boca de la Pesca is very interesting with great views in all directions and there are numerous routes around Pico de Tesoro (1994m).