Sierra Nevada Mountaineering

Walking, Trekking, Scrambling & Mountaineering, Sierra Nevada, Spain

Spanish Highs Mountain Guides, Sierra Nevada, Spain offering activity holidays for everybody!

SPANISH HIGHS, Sierra Nevada Mountain Guides provide a wide range of activity holidays including walking & hiking, trekking, scrambling, mountaineering, snowshoeing and skiing in the Alpujarras, Sierra Nevada (highest mountains in western europe outside the Alps!) and other varied destinations in the remote sierras of Andalucia Province, southern Spain.

Also regular expeditions to the Southern Patagonian Icecap. In our blog "Inspiring the Adventure" we create new innovative mountain routes, ideas, areas and activities. We hope you will use these as an inspiration for your own adventures here!

The area provides great opportunities for all, from the high and wild mountains in winter, to the more gentle spanish walking found in the hills of the Alpujarras.There is something to interest everybody.

Our sites provide Mountain and Travel Information and a wealth of resources for those travelling independently or those who just want to learn more about these wonderful mountains! We offer trips on demand of any duration and any start date.

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Scheduled Weekly Tours - High Mountain
Mulhacen Summit 3482m - Challenging
Round of the Taha de Pitres, Alpujarras - Moderate
Mountains of the Cumbres Verdes, Granada - Moderate to challenging
Veleta and Cerro de los Machos - Challenging

Availability - Pre-Scheduled Tours
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Information on prices, self guided support, accommodation options, mountain weather and conditions, route maps, mountain databases, huts and refuges, altitude sickness, avalanche dangers, equipment lists, gear rental and general FAQs can be found in our information database.

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Walking Holidays Sierra Nevada

Walking & Hiking

Day tours and week long holidays throughout Andalucia

Alpujarras and Sierra Nevada

Only here for a short visit? Then join our classic daily selection of Guided Day Walks and Hikes in the Alpujarras

Or leave the rat race behind and enjoy our week long "Alpujarras Escape", for the very best Walking and Hiking holidays in the Alpujarras. Or why not join writer Chris Stewart and ourselves "Walking over Lemons"! Quiet, remote walking and hiking with just the right amount of luxury thrown in for good measure! In summer we visit the high mountain lakes of the Sierra Nevada in day or muli-day tours.

Granada Province

The Sierra de Huetor and Cumbres Verdes near Granada offer spectacular and quiet hiking tracks. West of the Sierra Nevada the Lecrin Valley offers an interesting and quiet venue.

Tabernas Desert, Costa del Sol and other provinces

We just love visiting the unique desert badlands of Tabernas, Almeria. The mountains of the Cumbres Verdes near Granada offer spectacular and quiet hiking tracks. West of the Sierra Nevada the Sierra Blanca, Sierra de las Nieves, Costa del Sol give superb walking close to the sea.

Group Walking Holidays

Enjoy our bespoke "Walking Holidays in Andalucia" or sample the all inclusive delights of our Group Walking Holidays. These are specially formatted to allow you the flexibility to choose eachs days activities, whether they be a gentle guided walk, a harder guided hike or an excursion to visit some of Andalucias greatest historical and natural sights.

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Trekking Sierra Nevada

Mountain Trekking

Day & multi-day high mountain tours

Sierra Nevada

We have many day and multi-day treks in the Sierra Nevada. The most popular is to climb Mulhacen, highest mountain in Spain in either one or two day trips. We also make the 5 day crossing of "Los Tres Miles", 3000m peak ridges. This involves 4 nights wild camping by streams and lakes.

As well as summer mountain ascents, we have Multi-day crossings of the Sierras of between 1 and 3 nights duration and also the incredible "Trek the remote North"! covering all the quiet northern 30000m+ mountains in a 3 night tour.

For a hiking holiday with a difference try Lightweight Backpacking with mules, where the donkeys take your tents, stove, food and extra gear on to the next camp. Or combine both Hiking & Mountain Biking into a multi-day trip. The possibilities are endless!

Charity Challenges

Raising money for good causes? Try "Los Tres Picos", a diffcult 3 day trek climbing the highest mountains in the Sierra Nevada

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Scrambling Sierra Nevada Andalucia


Year round Scrambling in southern Spain

Our "Scrambles in the Sierra Nevada and Andalucia" offer some great mountain experiences in wild surroundings

High mountain

The high mountains of the Sierra Nevada province a wealth of superb routes. Between May and November we shall show you some of the best ridge and butresses scrambling around.

Low mountain

Andalucia province has a wealth of untapped potential, including the Sierra de Huetor north of Granada. Superb routes on excellent rock from September to June. Many of the routes have been developed by ourselves over the years.

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Mountaineering Sierra Nevada


Via Ferrata, Rock Climbing & Winter Mountaineering Courses

Winter Mountaineering

With reliable, snowsure conditions from December until March inclusive we run Winter skills mountaineering courses, Alpine Introduction courses and winter ascents of the main peaks of the Sierra Nevada.

Via Ferratas

This region is set to become very big with some amazing newly developed Via Ferrata routes in Andalucia. Available year round.

Rock Climbing

Granada Province offers some great Rock Climbing giving routes of all grades. We also offer Ropework Courses for those new to the sport.


We run regular expeditions (Nov and Dec) to the Southern Patagonian Icefield. The expedition encircles the stupendous Mount Fitroy and Cerro Torre massifs.

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Snow Shoeing Spain


Day tours in forests and mountainsides

Sierra Nevada Snowshoeing Tours

Guided day or multi day Snowshoeing Tours. With access to the high mountain bowls of the Sierra Nevada and the forested Alpujarras on our doorstep.

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. If youve never tried should! Its good fun and very easy to learn.

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Ski Touring Sierra Nevada

Ski Touring

For beginners and Intermediates

Ski Touring and Backcountry Skiing Tours

The ultimate way to travel in the mountains! With good snowsure conditions from January to May, the Sierra Nevada is one of Europe's best areas to learn the basics of travelling through the high mountains on skis. It is backcountry skiing at its finest! We run both beginners courses and also trips for the more experienced.

We run holidays aimed at the complete beginner to the sport. Suitable for those with some previous on piste experience who are also strong mountain walkers. We can provide skies, skins and poles as part of the holiday cost. We also run trips for those who have tried ski mountaineering before but who wish to expand their skills and experience.

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About Spanish Highs, Sierra Nevada Mountain Guides

Year-round Mountain Guiding with local guides, local people & local knowledge. Experience you can trust!
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Our Team of Guides

  • Provide an enthusiastic and friendly team of Experienced, Professional Mountain Guiding and Leadership.
  • Accredited providers and instructors of First Aid Courses in Andalucia
  • Fully insured, licensed and registered for both guiding activities and for operating as a travel agency
  • Operating since 1992 and from a base in Lanjaron, Alpujarras since 2002.
  • Adheres to a Responsible Travel and Environment policy.
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