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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.

Mountain RangeSierra Nevada
Duration6 days
Offer periodJun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct
Skill LevelAll Levels
Fitness LevelOccasional
Type of tripGroup

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.

Description

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.

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.

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Itinerary

Day 1: Jerez 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 2: Postero 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 3: Poqueira 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 4: Albergue 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 5: Capileira - 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 6: Trevélez - 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.


About the guide

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Exploring Spain is part of the travel agency Muntania Outdoors S.L., (CICMA 2608) specialised in adventure trips and nature and mountain activities.

Muntania started off in 2011 and since then it has been successful in positioning itself in more than 30 countries around the world as well as getting the support of renowned sponsors. Last year more than 2000 customers chose Muntania for their trips.

Exploring Spain focuses all its activities in Spain, where its main office is located, hence the know-how, the experience and the local knowledge of Muntania´s team, necessary to create an exceptional trip to discover the most special locations. We offer a different way to get to know Spain with a great variety of trips where we combine nature and outdoor activities with the pleasures of savouring the best gastronomy and the cultural richness. We provide a multilingual service and personal attention so our customers leave with the best impressions.


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Prices per person

Group of 1

EUR 1908 each

Group of 2

EUR 1135 each

Group of 3

EUR 903 each

Group of 4

EUR 593 each

Group of 5

EUR 593 each

Group of 6

EUR 593 each

Group of 7

EUR 593 each

Group of 8

EUR 593 each

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Price includes

• Guiding fee

• Accommodation

• Transport during the trip

• Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Price details

• 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.


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