Located in the Sierra Nevada range in Granada Spain, Mount Mulhacen is the highest mountain in continental Spain. Although the mountain sits at 3,479 meters, climbing it is not as difficult as you may think as there are many routes to the top. The area surrounding Mount Mulhacen is also full of excellent hiking trails and beautiful nature.
You have four routes to choose from to the summit. If you’re less confident about your fitness abilities you can even drive to Capileira and start your hike at 2,700 meters, this will allow you to reach the summit in half a day. If you’re up for more hiking, you can start from La Alpujarra or Granada City. There are a number of mountain huts to stay in along the way which allows you to complete the climb over two days.
In winter the temperature averages around 6 degrees celsius and in summer the temperature averages around 24 degrees celsius. July is the driest month and November is the wettest.
Málaga is the closest international airport to the Sierra Nevada and Mount Mulhacen.
The best time to visit for hiking is May, June and July. If you want a winter mountaineering experience, the winter months will be best for you.
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