Mountain Trekking holidays in the Sierra Nevada.


Poqueira refuge , Mulhacen, Sierra Nevada Trekking

Multi day treks take clients into the 3,000m+ peaks of the Sierra Nevada and offer you some of the best trekking in Spain. The non technical routes up Mulhacen, Valetta and Alcazaba are are great introduction to high level walking without the need for Alpine style starts and carrying lots of gear.

During the treks we use the Refugio Poqueira a mountain hut at 2,500m on the southern slopes of Mulhacen. The refuge allows walkers to get acclimatised before trips in the higher mountains. Starting high and walking between the main peaks give a fantastic opportunity to experience full days amongst some of the most dramatic scenery of the Sierra Nevada and do some of the more remote walking routes particularly those on the northern slopes of the range which are difficult to access on day trips.

The refuge offers basic full board accommodation and provides a fantastic base for exploration of the higher peaks of the Sierra Nevada range. Clients will need a good level of fitness and some mountain experience for these trips. For an up to date view of the conditions near the refuge there are web cam images available at Refuge web cam


Alcazaba, Sierra Nevada trekking


Multi day treks include;-

2 day trek,

Day 1, High mountain day arriving at the refuge by early evening for meal and overnight stay.

Day 2, Breakfast in the refuge before an ascent to summit of Mulhacen either via the Caldera and the west ridge or the south ridge before we return to trail head.

Price 260E pp based on two clients

3 day trek.

Day 1 High mountain day arriving at the refuge by early evening for meal and overnight stay.

Day 2 Breakfast at refuge, a mountain day which could include an ascent of Valetta from the east, exploration of a part of the main Sierra Nevada ridge or ascent of ‘minor’ peaks such as Pulpito, 2979 m. Return to refuge for evening meal and overnight stay .

Day 3 Breakfast at refuge before an ascent of Mulhacen, return to the trail head and back to Lanjaron

Price 320E pp based on two clients


cero de caballo , Sierra Nevada

Contact Information
an image

(0034)696 354 824

Address: Aptd 88, Lanjaron
18420 Granada, Spain

Blog logo Life of Riley blog

Your Guide

Martin Riley who runs The Life of Riley is a qualified International Mountain Leader (IML) and the first British guide to become a member of the Spanish Mountain Guides Associacion. Martin holds public liability insurance with Axa Winterthur.

Martin has long experience of working and playing in the hills and mountains. Walking and climbing in the UK and Europe for over 30 years and having lived and worked in Lanjaron since 2005 he has an extensive knowledge of the region’s mountains and wildlife. Prior to living in Spain he managed a Countryside Ranger service and an activity centre in the north of England.