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Hiking in the Sierra Nevada: Top Outdoor Adventures Awaiting You


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Discover the natural beauty of the Sierra Nevada mountains on the ultimate Spanish hiking experience.

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.

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What should I know about Hiking Sierra Nevada?

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.


Why should I choose Sierra Nevada for my Hiking adventure?

**Stunning Flora and Fauna **

The Sierra Nevada has been recognized as a UNESCO Biosphere and it’s not hard to see why. There are over 60 species of bird living in the range, including birds of prey. There are also 5 distinct climatic zones, meaning that you’ll see a lot of interesting and varied plant life as you hike.

**Wide Range of Hiking Trails **

There are literally hundreds of hiking trails in the Sierra Nevada. These range drastically in length and incline, so there is something to suit all levels. You can make a one-day trip or you can take a multi-day trip so you can tackle lots of different hikes.

Alpujarra Villages

These alpine villages are located in the valleys of the mountain range and are both culturally and ecologically interesting. Besides hiking trails, you’ll find nice bars and restaurants. Be sure to check out Trevélez, the highest of the villages known for its excellent ham.

What can I expect from the weather during my Hiking trip in Sierra Nevada?

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.

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How can I get to Sierra Nevada?

Málaga is the closest international airport to the Sierra Nevada.

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When is the best time to travel to Sierra Nevada for Hiking?

The best time to visit for hiking is May, June and July.

What people are saying about Hiking | Sierra Nevada





Our guide was changed on us last minute. Before the hike, I had missed the messages from the guide because the notifications went to a weird place in my email inbox. Because we messaged him late, he cancelled on us. I was worried we wouldn't be able to go on the hike at all. Luckily, we ended up going with a different guide, Victoria, who was lovely.

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