Remote Walking and Hiking in the Sierra de Huetor near Granada
Guided Day walks and tours in the mountains of the Sierra de Huetor, north of Granada
Dates- September to June
Prices - from €45 per person per day
Accommodation - hotels from €30 per person per night (sharing)
The Sierra de Huetor mountains are relatively unknown and give great guided walking and scrambling in quiet and interesting scenery. The hills and forests offer the intrepid explorer a magnificent insight into the days when there were few paths into the mountainous areas. The area may only reach around 2000 metres in height but they have fascinating valley and mountain scenery worthy of mountains much higher and...more famous?
We are growing to love this area and have seldom met other people on our journeys through these hills. In addition to wild and quiet walking we have also "discovered" some brilliant scrambling potential. Some of the summits surpass (in our opinion) many of those found in the higher Sierra Nevada! Indeed some of our parties have put up new climbing routes in the area on perfect limestone crags.
The area is open to day or multi-day walking and is perfect for the "get away from it all" types who are tired of following wide trails and footpaths accompanied by the noise of other travellers.
The walks in the Sierra de Huetor mountains
Sierra de Huetor is set in Granada province, close to the towns of Huetor de Santillan, Cogollos Vega, Diezma, Beas de Granada, Nívar and Viznar. This open space is noted for its botanical importance and the Mediterranean type fauna, that includes protected species, for example the golden eagle and wild cat.
The fauna of the area also includes reptiles, little owls and tawny owls, blackbirds, robins, warblers and partridges, amongst other species. The botanical importance of Sierra de Huertor cannot be disputed, since besides the presence of oaks, maples and gall-oaks, numerous local and North African endemisms can be encountered.