Self Guided Support Sierra Nevada for mountaineers & trekkers

Professional support service helping self guided trekkers, mountaineers, clubs & groups in Spain's Sierra Nevada mountains. Based in Lanjaron

How It Works?

  • Choose dates required? - no restriction. Any start date, any duration. 365 days a year. 300+ days sun!
  • Choose which airport? - Granada (45 mins), Malaga (2hrs), Almeria (2hrs)
  • Choose type of accommodation? - See our accommodation page
  • Contact us - See our contact page

What Can We Provide?

  • Airport transfers - as selected by you
  • Accommodation - as selected by you
  • Advice regarding current mountain conditions
  • Option - laminated maps
  • Drop off and pick up for all routes selected. This gives you the option to choose round trips or linear walks
  • Equipment or any gear hire - See our gear selection This saves weight (cost!)on airlines
  • Option “Food for the mountains” - dehydrated, packed lunches, breakfasts, trail food etc all available
  • Satellite communicators and access to emergency services at all times (vast areas of the Sierras have no mobile signal!)

Walkers & Trekkers

Airport transfers, accommodation, mountain drop off/pick up points, equipment hire and advice from the people who live here. We also have compiled an online route guide with maps for trekking and walking.

Climbers, Groups & Mountaineering Clubs

Airport transfers, accommodation, mountain drop off/pick up points, equipment hire and snow/climbing advice from the people who live here. 100 % Snow guarantee. Sun almost guaranteed. Compare this and our prices to an equivalent stay in Scotland! So why not come here?

We have produced a free online Winter Mountaineering Guide to assist visiting mountaineers.

Customer Comment re self guided support

Great week! Home safe and sound. Enjoyed our dealings/meeting with people in your team. Nice scene I like informal, but reliable..good. So thanks! Have a feeling will certainly be seeing you again.

Info

  • Dates - Year Round

  • Accommodation - hotels from €25 per person per night (sharing)

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How Much Will It Cost?

Take advantage of cheap winter mid-week flights to Malaga or Granada from most UK airports. “Tailor make” your holiday from the following costs: (all prices in euros)

  • Airport transfers - Granada (€60), Malaga (€100), Almeria (€125)
  • Accommodation - €30 per person per night sharing (unless upgrade - see accommodation page)
  • Advice, route maps, route cards - FOC
  • Gear storage whilst in mountains - FOC
  • Advice regarding snow and climbing conditions, approach routes and hut selection - FOC
  • Equipment hire - See our gear selection for prices
  • Extras: Poqueira Hut fees (approx €17 per person per night). Food and drink - as a guide, food and drink is about half the price of that in the UK

Transportation to drop off and pick up points:

  • Sierra Nevada (Hoya de la Mora) - for Veleta and the north - €80 (up to 4 clients)
  • Capileira - for Poqueira Hut, Mulhacen and southern approach - €60 (up to 4 clients)
  • Trevelez - for Siete Lagunas and Alcazaba - €70 (up to 4 clients)

4WD trailhead drop off/pick up service. Prices for car and up to 4 passengers

  • Loma de los Cuartos above Guejar Sierra - for integral, northern peaks - €140
  • Mirador de Rinconada, Cerro de Caballo trailhead - €100
  • Pena Caballera, Cerro de Caballo trailhead - €80
  • Puente Palo for Tajos de los Machos, Cerrillo Redondo - €80
  • Hoya del Portillo above Capiliera - €75

Sample itinerary for mountaineers

Sample itinerary and costs (all in euros) for party of 4 (6 days):

  • Day 1 - Arrive Malaga. Transfer to Lanjaron (€100). Overnight in hotel (€120)
  • Day 2 - Transport to Hoya de Mora (€80). Climb up to Cariguela Hut at 3229 metres
  • Day 3 - Climb on Veleta north face. Walk across to Caldera Refugio (3030 metres)
  • Day 4 - Climb Puntal de La Caldera or on Mulhacen's N face. Overnight Poqueira Hut (€68).
  • Day 5 - Gully climbs on the Raspones or Rio Crestones. Return down Poqueira gorge for pick up at Capileira (€60). Overnight at hotel in Lanjaron (€120)
  • Day 6 - Return to Malaga airport for flight home (€100)

Total cost is €648 excl flights, food and drink i.e. €162 per person!

State of 4WD Access Tracks

  • Loma de los Cuartos above Guejar Sierra - 4WD only
  • Mirador de Rinconada, Cerro de Caballo trailhead - 4WD only
  • Pena Caballera, Cerro de Caballo trailhead - Saloon car possible with care to Tello turnoff, 4WD beyond
  • Puente Palo for Tajos de los Machos, Cerrillo Redondo - Saloon car possible with care
  • Refugio Forestal la Piuca - 4WD only
  • Hoya del Portillo above Capiliera - Saloon car possible

4WD trailhead drop off/pick up service. Enquire for prices

The company

Contact us via our Contact Page
[email protected]
UK Office tel: +44 7307 690281 (by prior appointment via email)

Spanish Highs Tours Ltd
Company Number 09960909 Registered in England & Wales

Head Office: 41 Axholme Drive, Epworth, DN91EL, North Lincolnshire, UK. Registered Office: 20-22 Wenlock Road, London, N1 7GU, England

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