High Level Walks in the Sierras of Southern Spain
HIGH LEVEL walks in the Sierra Nevada can reach a height of 3,482 metres at the summit of Mulhacen. The mountain routes are often across rugged trackless 3,000m+ mountains with little evidence of other walkers. As well as Mulhacen Valetta and Alcazaba provide walkers with challenging ascents.
The coastal range of the Sierra Almijarra don't reach the same height routes but are non the less dramatic and can involve long ascents Walking in these ranges is a real challenge crossing rugged terrain at high altitude but when taken at a steady pace even the highest routes can be completed by reasonably fit walkers. The routes don't just take in the summits some of the best walks go up to the high passes and cwms such as Siete Lagunas a spectacular remote mountain valley.
These Sierras are ideal for high level walking and trekking. Easy access from a number of trail heads allows walkers to start high and get the most out of days in the mountains. The mountains though should not be underestimated and clients will need a good levelof fitness and some walking experience to get the most from these routes.
Please note that weather and mountain conditions may change the itinerary, to check the conditions before you set off see mountainforecast.com
Day walks from 50E pp for a group of four.
High level walking week based on two sharing 1* hotel in Lanjaron for B&B and one night full board at Poqueira refuge. Including airport transfers (Malaga) and five days guided walking, transport and packed lunches. From 700 E per person mid season.
Day 1 Pick up from airport and transfer to Lanjaron.
Day 2 ‘’Travenque’’ we start the week on a high with an ascent of ‘’the Matterhorn of the Sierra Nevada’’ this emblematic peak reaches a height of 2079m and is a spectacular pinnacle of rock with an exhilarating summit.
Day 3 ‘’Cerro de Caballo’’ at 3011 m this is Europe’s most westerly 3,000m+ summit. Standing high above Lanjaron this is perhaps the easiest of all the high summits to ascend and is a great way to acclimatise for the rest of the week to come
Day 4 ‘’ Valetta’’ This walk takes us up the second highest peak in the range at 3396m. We ascend from above Granada’s ski village on what this in summer is a non technical walk with stunning views across the north faces of the big three peaks of the range, Valetta, Mulhacen and Alcazaba.
Day 5 ‘’Poqueira Refuge’’ , a short day takes us in to this well appointed mountain refuge which sits at 2,500m on the southern slopes of Mulhacen. We stay overnight enjoying an evening meal and bunk accommodation.
Day 6 ‘’Mulhacen’’ The true pinnacle of the week this last summit is, at 3482m the highest point in mainland Spain. Normally we follow the spectacular Rio Mulhacen valley before ascending the steep west ridge as it soars above the north face of the mountain.
Day 7 Depart for airport.
High level weeks can be run throughout the year with start and finish dates to suit your needs and availability.