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Discover the snow-capped 3,000 meter peaks of Spain’s largest national park!

No matter the time of year, there is plenty of amazing scenery to explore on foot in Spain’s Sierra Nevada National Park. Boasting more than 850 square kilometers and 20 mountains that exceed 3,000 meters in height, there’s plenty to explore. Compare and book a certified guide for your trip on Explore-Share.com: 1500+ guides, 70+ countries and more than 8000 different programs to choose from. Take a pick from our selection of Mountain Climbing trips in Sierra Nevada. The mountains are calling!

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FAQs: Mountain Climbing in Spain

What should I know about Mountain Climbing Spain?

Spain’s Sierra Nevada is an amazing spot for all sorts of mountain climbing adventures. The national park boasts more than 20 peaks that are 3,000 meters in elevation or more.

Among the most popular climbing options in the park are taking two or three days to summit Mulhacén (3,479 meters), Veleta (3,396 meters) and Alcazaba (3,371 meters). These three peaks, known as the Sierra Nevada Trilogy, are the highest in the mountain range and located conveniently nearby one another. While the three days are long, the views are well-worth the effort.

Capileira, Trevélez, Monachil, Güéjar Sierra and Bubión are all popular starting points for mountain climbing adventures in the national park. From any of these villages you can strike out into the wilderness, staying at mountain huts as you head up various peaks in the range. Not a bad way to spend a summer holiday!

Why should I choose Spain for my Mountain Climbing adventure?

Stunning scenery

Home to snow-capped mountains, alpine meadows, valleys and lakes, Sierra Nevada National Park is a stunningly scenic place to climb. Take in the stunning views on the approaches to various mountains and enjoy the great views as you wander valley floors. Higher up, enjoy the chance to see out over southern Spain and into other mountains in the range. Regardless of what you do, great views are sure to accompany you.

Climb Mulhacén

Rising to 3,479 meters above sea level, Mulhacén is the highest mountain in the Sierra Nevada. During the summer, climbing to the summit takes just two days and provides all kinds of incredible views on the way up. For the approach, you will pass by the Mulhacen River and Caldera Lake before ascending to the top up some steep, but manageable terrain. From the top, enjoy views of some of the park’s most iconic summits as well as surveying the valley floor below

Wonderful wildlife

Mountain climbing in the Sierra Nevada is a great way to see some of the local wildlife found within the mountain range. Among the animals you may see are the Spanish ibex, wild boars, martens, badgers and wildcats. Golden eagles and eagle owls also call the park home and may be spotted in the skies. Along with various animal species, some unique plants can be found as well. The Alpine Meadow-rue and snow star are among the most famous flora in the range.

What can I expect from the weather during my Mountain Climbing trip in Spain?

During the summer, average daily temperatures reach between 25 ºC and 30 ºC in the national park. These decrease a bit ads you gain in altitude. Rain is infrequent in the summer months.

How can I get to Spain?

Any trip to Spain’s Sierra Nevada likely begins with a flight into the Federico García Lorca Granada-Jaén Airport (GRX), which can be reached from several major European airports. From here, it is easiest to rent a car and drive southeast to the national park.

Which language is predominantly spoken in the Spain region?

Spanish

What's the country code for the Spain region?

+34

What currency is accepted around Spain?

Euro

When is the best time to travel to Spain for Mountain Climbing?

June to October, but many guides offer trips all year.

What people are saying about Mountain Climbing | Sierra Nevada

Tanya

5.00

Alejandro could not be more perfect for anyone looking to summit Mulhacén! He planned our winter ascent impeccably and although we were very lucky with the weather (blue skies and epic views - if a tad chilly!), our successful and joyful climb was very much down to him and his attitude . I would also add that as far as mountain refuges go, Mulhacén's is a goodie :)

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