6-day Hiking circuit in Sierra Nevada Natural Park, Andalusia

Go for an unforgettable 6-day hike with AEGM certified guide Hugo in Sierra Nevada Natural Park, Spain and enjoy some of its highest peaks.

 
 

Details

 

Trip Duration

6 days

Mountain Range

Sierra Nevada

People per Guide

10 people

Trip Level

Intermediate

Offer Period

Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct

Type of Trip

Group

Highlights

 
  • Ascend the highest peak in the peninsula.

  • This is a complete crossing of the Sierra Nevada alpine zone.

  • Enjoy privileged views of the Mediterranean Sea.

 

Get ready for an incredible adventure hiking in Sierra Nevada Natural Park, Spain. On this 114 kilometer circular route, we’ll cross over eight 3,000-meter peaks and ascend the highest peak in the peninsula: the Mulhacén. Join me for 6 unforgettable days.

Located in the province of GranadaAndalusia in the south of Spain, Sierra Nevada is Western Europe’s highest mountain massif after the Alps. It also has a rich historic and cultural heritage. And let’s not forget the exquisite local cuisine. As a recommendation, Granada is very close to Motril, Salobreña or Almuñecar if you want to finish your vacation at the beach.

On this trip, we’ll go to beautiful places such as the Alcazaba peak, the 7 lakes cirque, the Mulhacén River, Capileira and many others. We’ll also get breathtaking views of the Mediterranean Sea. You can check the itinerary below for a more detailed description of what we’ll be doing each day.

This trip is for people used to walking in the mountains. The pace will be slow but we’ll be facing some slopes of 2,200 meters and walking for 12 hours one of the days. We’ll be gaining an elevation of 7,680 meters and 8,500 meters negative.

Send your message for this wonderful experience in the dazzling Sierra Nevada Park in Andalucía. I can’t wait to show you around!

For more hiking trips in Spain, check out the ones I offer to Ordesa National Park and the Spanish Mediterranean Coast.

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Price per person

 
Group of 1
1850 EUR

Group of 2
1100 EUR

Group of 3
875 EUR

Group of 4
575 EUR

Group of 5
575 EUR

Group of 6
575 EUR

Group of 7
575 EUR

Group of 8
575 EUR

 

Price includes

 
  • Guiding fee
  • Accommodation
  • Transport during the trip
  • Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
 Price per person to join a group of 2 to 10 people. Price does not include flights, transport to the start of the trip, personal beverages or changes due to unexpected incidents.
 

Itinerary

 
  • Day 1Jerez del Marquesado - Postero Alto hut

    We’ll meet at Jerez del Marquesado and follow the path to ascend to Postero Alto hut.

    Distance: 7 km. Elevation gain + 670m – 35m Time: 2 hours.

  • Day 2Postero Alto hut - Poqueira hut

    We’ll go towards the Alcazaba peak and pass other 3,000-meter peaks such as Puntal de los Cuartos, El Cuervo and Puntal de Vacares. On our way, we’ll pass some lakes like the Vacares Lake and the 7 lake cirque. Then, we reach the Poqueira hut. There’s also an option to do it through Basar de la Alcazaba.

    Distance: 26 km. Elevation gain + 2.240m – 1.600m. Time: 10-11 hours.

  • Day 3Poqueira hut - Mulhacen Peak - Albergue Universitario

    This is the day we reach the highest peak in the peninsula: Mulhacen peak (3,478m). We’ll also go to the Cerro de los Machos (3,327m), Caldera Lake, Cerro Pelao, Mulhacén River and Corrales de Veleta.

    Distance: 21 km. Elevation gain + 1.480m – 1.550m. Time: 9-10 hours.

  • Day 4Albergue Universitario-Veleta - Alpujarra and Arab system of Canals - Capileira

    On day 4, we’ll ascend Veleta Peak (3,390m) and then descend to Carihuela Hut and Capileira. We’ll be able to see the Amoladeras Arab Canals and the New Canal.

    Distance: 20 km. Elevation gain + 1.200m – 2.200m. Time: 8-9 hours.

  • Day 5Capileira - Trevélez

    On day 5, we’ll do the Alpujarra tour to reach Trevélez.

    Distance: 17 km. Elevation gain + 1.050m – 1.035m. Time: 6 hours.

  • Day 6Trevélez - Jérez del Marquesado

    We can either go all the way to our starting point or spend an extra night at Postero Alto hut and descend the following day. Either way, we’ll get to enjoy beautiful views of the canyons along the way.

    Distance: 25 km. Elevation gain + 1.850m – 2.100m. Time: 8-10 hours.

 
 

Other details

 
Skill level required

All Levels

Fitness level required

Occasional

More info

Make sure to bring:

-30-40 liter backpack

-Hiking boots

-Folding trekking poles

-Comfortable and warm clothes

-Hat and cap

-Sunglasses

-Headlamp

-Sleeping bag and light towel

-1 liter water bottle

-First aid kit

-Sunscreen and lip balm

-Camera.

 

About the Guide

 
 

I am a High Mountain Professional Guide and a Geology Graduate. I am also a member of the AEGM (Spanish Association of Mountains Guides).

I have wide experience developing and guiding trips. I practice different activities, like alpinism and skiing. But I never forgot cycling, my other big passion.

As CEO and Travel Guide of Muntania Outdoors, I enjoy sharing all of my experience and enthusiasm for exploring new destinations to create new trips for my guests.

 
 
 

 

What People are Saying about Hugo Cózar

 

This was a fantastic trip, and it exceeded all of our expectations! Our guide Alberto was amazing, as he was able to exactly pace our group as we needed. His experience and knowledge truly showed on this trip. I would highly recommend your company and Alberto as a guide to anyone wanting to see the Picos de Europa.
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