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.
Search for suitable hikes by length, season or location or using our interactive map. Whether you just want to go for a two-hour stroll, or are after some really challenging hiking, you’ll find it here.
We work with José Luis, a fully qualified mountain guide who lives in Granada and grew up in the local area. He offers guided walks and introductory mountaineering courses.
Granada audio tour
Soak up Granada’s rich 1,000-year history and culture with an audio tour. Follow one of our favourite routes through Granada’s historical centre and the lower Albaicín. Ben will guide you around the city, telling you about the sights you pass on the way.
More things to do
If you would like to combine your hiking holiday with some history and culture, rest and relaxation, nightlife or adventure sports, the area around the Sierra Nevada has it all. You can visit the magical Alhambra palace and city of Granada, go canyoning, sample a variety of free tapas on a night out, explore the quaint white villages of the Alpujarras or just head for the beach.
Guided or self-guided?
All of our self-guided walks are designed to be done without a guide, which allows you to go at your own pace and enjoy the peace of the spectacular mountain scenery.
On the other hand, if you go with a guide you’ll learn much more about the local architecture, geology, fauna and flora, as well as the people who live here, than you would on your own. And if you want to climb the highest peaks like Mulhacén or Veleta in winter, the only safe way to do it is with a guide.
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.