Sierra Nevada in Southern Spain
No doubt the main appeal too many visitors to the region is the Sierra Nevada mountains Europe’s second biggest mountain massif after the Alps. The range stretches for about 100km forming a broad ridge of 3,000m+ summits running east from Granada toward Almeria. Not as rugged as other mountain ranges the ‘’Sierras’’ offer ideal terrain for walkers and trekkers at all levels. Not to be underestimated however as the ‘’alta montana’’ covers about a dozen peaks over 3,000m including mainland Spain’s highest peak, Mulhacen 3482m. The higher peaks are surrounded by remote mountain valleys and corries bounded by narrow rocky ridges. Most of the range is designated as a national park because of its unique habitat.
The lower ‘’baja montana’’ reaches a mere 2,000m but amongst these lower peaks are some gems such as the magnificent summit of Travenque and the lush valley of the Rio Dilar .
Activities here include;-
An ascent of Mulhacen, 3482m with a possible overnight stay in the Poqueira mountain refuge.
Ascent of Valetta, 3394m the dramatic peak overlooking Granada.
High level walking into Siete Lagunas a remote mountain corrie between Mulhacen and Alcazaba..
Scrambling the high ridges of the range such as Tajos del Navaro.
Walk the regions own '''Cullin ridge '' with an ascent of Corazon de Sandia.
Multi day treks.