Sierra Nevada is a beautiful mountain range of the Andalusia autonomous community, located in the south-east of Spain. With green valleys, snow capped peaks and views of the Mediterranean Sea, the area provides amazing hiking experiences. Mulhacén is the highest peak in this range (and in mainland Spain) at 3479 m. Besides, the region of Alpujarras, surrounded by ancient villages, is one of the most attractive destinations. There are hiking options for all levels, from easy hikes for beginners to more demanding trips. Explore-Share only promotes trips led by certified mountain guides.
Two more great hiking trails are the ascent of Veletta which sits at 3,398 meters and Alcazaba at 3,371 meters. The Vereda de la Estrella Loop is another excellent trail. It takes around 7 hours to cover the 22.5 km making it the perfect day trip. And, while you’re in the area, why not head to The Sierras de Cazorla, Segura y Las Villas Natural Park too? There you’ll find hundreds more trails.
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.
The best time to visit for hiking is May, June and July.
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