High Sierras Itinerary

This is a moderate/challenging walk designed for the summer months and we go high into the Sierras as the snow recedes. There are 5 days walking and 1 rest day when you may visit Granada. We use a 4 x 4 to reach the trailheads.

This walking holiday has been designed for some clients who booked last year and wish to do a more challenging trek in May. There should still be plenty of snow on the high peaks and the lower meadows will be filled with flowers.

  • Day 1. Arrival at our base in Orgiva.
  • Day 2. An introductory walk through the pretty villages of La Taha, along a track that winds above the gorge of the Rio Trevelez. Woodland paths and rocky trails provide stunning views, and the villages are filled with flowers.
  • Day 3. We walk up to the ridge above the valley of Pocqueira, looking down on the villages of Capileira, Bubion and Pampaneira, and up to the summit of Mulhacen, the highest mountain on mainland Spain.
  • Day 4. A rest day when you may take a trip to Granada and visit the fabulous palace of the Alhambra.
  • Day 5. Today we walk on the slopes of Mulhacen itself, with a panorama of the snow covered peaks of the Sierra Nevada. We then have a night out in Trevelez, the highest village in Spain, famous for its snow cured ham.
  • Day 6. A dramatic walk from Juviles in the eastern Alpujarra with magnificent views of the wide sandstone country below. Having arrived at the little village of Lobras by a pretty path along a stream, we then have a fantastic ridge walk before our return to Juviles passing rocky spires and jagged cliffs.
  • Day 7. Climbing through pine forest we emerge above the treeline on Cerro Redondo above the tiny village of Canar. From the ridge we should see the Sierra de Lujar, the Mediterranean and possibly even Morocco. We will end the walk along a stream through woods of white oak.
  • Day 8. Departure. ..................................................How to Book

Some of these routes may be done as day walks. Click to see dates

"The walking was perfect - waterfalls, snow and carpets of wildflower of all colours " - Bill and Noel Whyte - May 2010