Day walks in the Cumbres Verdes mountains, Granada

Guided day hikes visiting the beautiful Cumbres Verdes near Granada

Views from the Cumbres Verdes range
Views from the Cumbres Verdes range

Some of the best hiking close to Granada city

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 possession of the land and this gives varied and interesting scenery and views.

A perfect day out for those visiting Granada itself!

The Peak of Trevenque

The isolated peak of Trevenque (2079m) may not be the highest around, but without a doubt it is one of the finest summits. It’s classic mountain shape offers superb routes to a sharp summit with superlative views. A mountain ascent that should be on every visitors tick list!

Las Arenales and Dilar Valley

A circular walk of contrast and delights, this is another of the ‘not to be missed’ walks in the Cumbres Verdes. The arid dryness of the rocky peak of Trevenque and Las Arenales contrast greatly with the green lushness of the upper Dilar valley and gorge.

The Cerro Huenes Group

The Cerro Huenes group is in the northern Cumbres Verdes and is separated from the Trevenque range by the deep valley of Arroyo de Huenes. The area provides pleasant hiking on generally good trails over numerous mountains, returning through forested hillsides.

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Climbing the peak of Trevenque in the Cumbres Verdes, Granada

Trevenque is located approximately 11 kms to the west north-west of Veleta and at 2,083m, it is significantly lower. It is however higher than the peaks which surround it and is an impressive looking lump of rock when approached from the west...

The hidden gems of Trevenque in the Cumbres Verdes mountains, Granada

This article will make reference to our sketch map of the area below. We will try to suggest improvements to the normal routes taken on this peak. By short diversions, a better and more wonderful mountain day will be experienced...

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Our Day Walks in the Cumbres Verdes, Granada

The Peak of Trevenque

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.

We ascend the peak from Collado Sevilla and the arid badlands in the valley of Las Arenales. Then it's a steep climb up to the summit by-passing incredible pinnacles and rock formations.

It is steep but on a simple path where the hands are not really required. The summit is on a steep sided pinnacle with views in all directions as the mountain is isolated. A return is made initially the same way and then by using an undulating ridge with views to the Cerro Huenes group.

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Trevenque
Moderate Circular walk
10km6hrs
696m696m

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Map of a great day ascent of a peak from Granada

Las Arenales and Dilar Valley

A contasting and constantly interesting hike through very varied scenery.

From Collado Sevilla we take a rough trail through arid badlands into the Barranco de Buho and hence to Las Arenales dry river valley. We turn right through a small pass and the walk contrasts instantly. Gone are the dry badlands and we enter the green and lush Dilar valley.

Dropping through pine forests we encounter the delightful Cortijo Rosales with it's super views. A great place for lunch! Then further down through the forest before linking with a path contouring round a dramatic gorge high above the Dilar Valley. This leads back to the start point.

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Dilar Valley
Moderate Circular walk
12km6hrs
569m569m

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Map of a walk through arid desert badlands and lush green valleys

The Cerro Huenes Group

This lovely group of mountains lies in the north of the area and a great day walk of some 5 hours can link all the major summits, including, Pico de Carne (1809m), Cerro Gordo (1889m) and Cerro Huenes (1802m).

Return is made via Fuente Fria and forest and mountain side tracks back to the start point of the bridge at Siete Ojos. All this of course has the wonderful Sierra Nevada as a backdrop.

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Cerro Huenes
Challenging Circular walk
12km6hrs
641m641m

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Map of a walk in the Cerro Huenes range near Granada

Remote Ridges Alayos de Dilar

This remote ridge can be accessed from the Dilar valley or indeed Collado Sevilla. Well worth a day trip

Both start points give exhilarating access to this long, arid ridge which can be followed in its entirety by those with a head for heights. But, following the ridge crest can get tedious due to the amount of vegetation and rough ground. A better alternative is the good path just below the ridge crest.

The ridge has many summit but by far the best is the Corazon de la Sandia ("Heart of the Watermelon"). This peak is 1877m high and the final rise to the summit is an exposed scramble. This walk alternates between rich, green forests and dry arid badlands and thus gives a really interesting day walk!

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Alayos de Dilar
Challenging Circular walk
18km8hrs
1129m1129m

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Map of a walk from Dilar on the Alayos de Dilar ridges

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Group size (per booking) (prices are per person per day)
  • 1 person - cost €100
  • 2 persons - cost €65
  • 3 persons - cost €55
  • 4 persons - cost €45

Definition of "Group" - if you are booking a trip for 2 persons the 2 person rate applies, 3 persons - 3 person rate etc (not dependent on eventual total group size!).

Price includes:
  • Guiding (Alpujarras, Granada area, Lecrin Valley, Costa del Sol, Granada
  • Local transport to and from Lanjaron or agreed departure/pick up points
  • We have a limited number of walking poles for the use of guests if required

N.B Meeting place to be agreed upon, normally Lanjaron or the start of the walk

Over 4 persons - Group discounts apply. Enquire via email or contact form

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