Trekking The Sierra Nevada – Self Guided
This self guided walking holiday walks over Mulhacen, the highest peak in Spain at 3482 m and stays in the mountain refuge for one night. A great self guided walking week for those that want to get right up into the Sierra Nevada and experience its beautiful wilderness and also get to walk in the tranquil valleys of Las Alpujarras. Starting in Capileira for two nights before walking up to the mountain refuge for one night. From here the walk up Mulhacen can be done on a couple of different routes before the long descent to Trevelez. From here there is a long walk to Cadiar your base for two nights.
A good variety of walks from high mountain to the warm mediterranean climate, staying in a variety of accommodation along the way.
You can choose to have a Free Day in Trevelez Or an Excursion to Granada & The Alhambra(50 Per Person min 2 people) or you can carry on walking. Contact us to discuss your holiday.
Self Guided Walking Sierra Nevada
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- Vacation Style Holiday Type
- Activity Level Moderate
- Group Size Small Group
A great self guided walking holiday for people who want to walk high and hike the highest mountain in mainland Spain – Mulhacen at 3482m. Walking between 14 – 20km a day on some high mountain routes. The walks vary from medium 10km walks to 20km longer distance walking. There are some steep ascents and descents.
You will stay in family run hotels for 6 nights and 1 night in the Refugio Poqueira.
Self Guided Walking Sierra Nevada
Your choice of start and finish dates
Choose your length of holiday(min 3 nights, max 12 nights)
Choice of walks each day.
Great accommodation and food (All breakfasts & evening meals)
Sherpa transport for luggage (hotel to hotel)
A packed walk pack covering the Sierra Nevada(map, walk notes, wildlife and cultural guides)
24hr assistance if needed.
An Excellent Self Guided Walking Holiday
Airport Transfers – We organise these for 160 Euro per group of upto 4 people return to Malaga or Granada.
We do organise transfers for larger groups please contact us.
- Day1 Arrive at Capileira
Arrive at hotel in Capileira or we will have transferred you to the hotel from Malaga or Granada.
Evening meal in Hotel Finca Los Llanos.
- Day2 Poqueira Valley - 3 Villages
Three Villages – 9Km 5-7hrs – circular walk – Ascent 600m Descent 600m W2
A beautiful walk taking in the three villages of Bubion, Pampaniera, and Capileira in the Poquiera Gorge.
Evening Meal in Hotel
- Day3 Poquiera Refuigio - 16km 6-8hrs
Poquiera Refuigio – 16km 6-8hrs
Using a little used path following the hydro-electric water pipe and then following a dramatic cliff all the way around to the refugio.
- Day4 Refugio -Mulhacen(3482m) - Trevelez 8/10 hrs
Refugio -Mulhacen(3482m) – Trevelez 8/10 hrs
Walking from the highest village in Spain Trevelez (the famous ham curing centre),.we follow a good track up to Siete Lagunas, one of the most beautiful parts of the Sierra’s before we make our way to the summit of mainland Spain, Mulhacen. After a break we descend to the Siete Lagunas and then on to Trevelez for a well earned drink.
- Day5 Trevelez - Hotel Aquiera De Morayma 19km
Trevelez – Alquiera de Morayma 19km 6-8 hrs
A great walk from Trevelez all the way down into the Cadiar Valley, walking through Juviles, Timar and Lobras before finally coming to the beautiful hotel of Alquiera de Morayma. Our base for the next three nights.
- Day6 Free Day 0r Granada Excursion
Free Day Or Trip to Granada and the Alhambra(50 Euro per person min 2 people) A visit to the Alambra and then to the moorísh baths for pampering, if you wish(30 Euro extra) or just some free time in the historic city of Granada, eating, drinking and shopping.
Siete Lagunas – 18km – 5-8hrs – circular walk – Ascent 1300m Descent 1300m W9
Gaining 1300 metres in height upto the beautiful arête which holds the siete lagunas(seven lakes). A challenging walk but worth the effort.
Evening meal in Meson La Fragua
- Day7 Berchules Circuit 15km
Checkout of Hotel la Fragua
Trevelez – Hotel Alquiera de Morayma – 18km 5-8hrs – Linear walk – Ascent 500m Descent 800m (12km with transfer) W10
A great walk walking from the highest village in Spain down to the beautiful hotel at Cadiar. Another varied day of landscapes and villages. This walk can be reduced to 12km with a transfer from the village of Timar to the hotel.
Check into Hotel Alquileira De Morayma
Evening meal in hotel
- Day8 Transfer onwards
Check out of hotel.
Hotel Finca Los Llanos 3 * Rural
A charming family run hotel in the lovely village of Capilerira. Rooms are large and all en-suite. There is a swimming pool open most of the year. Wi-fi in all the rooms. Evening meals in the restaurant. If busy it will be a good hot buffet.
A manned mountain refuge. There is a restaurant and bar. The rooms are dormitories, shared bathrooms. Good calorific food. No wifi but the views and the stars at night are fantastic.
Hotel La Fragua 2* Rural
Situated in the top barrio of Trevelez. They have two hotels and an excellent restaurant in the middle of them. Good sized comfortable en-suite rooms with wifi. Small swimming pool available May – Sept.
Hotel Alquiera De Morayma 2* Rural
A beautiful hotel with large rooms all with fabulous views of the Sierra Nevada. Large swimming pool open May – Sept. Wifi in bar/restaurant. Excellent restaurant.
En-suite rooms based on 2 people sharing a room
If you would like to have your own room, there is a 120 Euro surcharge.
We pay this to the hotels and do not profit from it.
1 Good pair of walking boots, preferably not brandnew
2 Walking poles, if you are not confident on loose ground
3 Waterproofs- especially if you are going high
4 Warm jacket, Fleece etc
5 Sun hat
6 Sun Cream
7 Sun Glasses
8 Comfortable backpack
9 Water bottle/ camel pack
10 Travel insurance
11 Health card
12 Blister plasters
As you will be partaking in an activity holiday, it is a condition that you are adequately covered by the relevant insurance for medical and holiday cover. You will be asked to send proof of insurance when you have booked a holiday with us. We also recommend that you obtain your EHIC card which enables a citizen from the EU to health care anywhere within the EU.
Most holiday insurance companies include walking as part of their normal policy – just make sure it goes up to 3500m if you are walking Mulhacen.
We recommend flying into Malaga or Granada.
There is public transport and you need to catch a bus to Granada and then a bus to Capileira to start this holiday. You can find the information here – www.alsa.es It takes 1hr 30 mins from Malaga to Granada and then 3hrs from Granada to Capileira. Cost is roughly 40 Euro per person each way.
We do organise transfers and this is 160 Euro per group of up to 4 people return to Malaga or Granada. We can organise transfers for larger groups – please contact us to discuss this.
If you are coming self-guided then you can have as many people as you like in your group. We have organised self-guided walking holidays for groups of 20 before. Contact Us to discuss your holiday.
All the hotels can cater for any diet. If you have a particularly allergy, just let us know and we will make sure the hotels are aware.
Of course you can. If you are willing to share a room then there is no problem but if you want your own room there is a single supplement charge applicable.(120 Euro)
No, the choice is yours. If you want free day then just inform us at the time and we can hopefully give you other options or if you feel a walk maybe too much for you we can usually arrange a shorter version for you.
We have never cancelled a week but we will inform you if the group on your chosen week is low on walkers.