Trek Sierra Nevada is a comprehensive guide to hiking in the Sierra Nevada mountains in the south of Spain. It also covers walking in the surrounding area, where the scenery is often as dramatic as in the Sierra Nevada itself. You can use the site to find detailed, accurate route descriptions for some of the best self-guided walks in southern Spain, as well as lots of useful information about where to stay, when to come and how to get around. You can also book guided walks and introductory mountaineering courses through the website.
Find the right self-guided walk for you
You can search for suitable hikes by length, season or location. Whether you just want to go for a two-hour stroll, or are after some really challenging hiking, you’ll find it here.
Once you’ve chosen a walk, there are downloadable PDFs with detailed maps, altitude profiles and step-by-step descriptions for you to take with you, as well as tracks that you can load onto a GPS device or mobile, so that you’ll have all the information you need when you’re out walking.
We’ve done all of the walks ourselves, and have tried really hard to make the route descriptions as helpful as possible. If you feel that we can improve the descriptions or the website in any way, please send us your comments. We hope that you have a wonderful time walking in the south of Spain!
Guided walks and courses
All of our self-guided walks are designed to be done without a guide, but you can also book guided walks and introductory mountaineering courses through our website. We work with José Luis, a fully qualified mountain guide who lives in Granada and grew up in the local area.
Here are some of the reasons you might want a guide:
- To climb the highest peaks like Mulhacén or Veleta in winter, the only safe way to do it is with a guide.
- We highly recommend a guide if you want to do a multi-day walk in the high mountains at any time of year.
- José Luis knows all about the local architecture, geology, fauna and flora, as well as the people who live here, so you’ll learn much more about the region than you would without a guide.
- A guided walk can be a great way to meet other like-minded people.
For more information, see our section on guided activities.
Also check out our Facebook page for the latest news and photos from our hiking trips in the Sierra Nevada.