2/3-day Güéjar Sierra

Stunning scenery and wide open views on the less-visited northern face of the Sierra Nevada, based in the pretty white village of Güéjar Sierra. The Vereda de la Estrella path and the ascents of Cerro el Calar and Trevenque are among the classic hikes of the Sierra Nevada.

Season: all year for the 2-day alternative; the ascent of Trevenque on Day 3 is weather-dependent – it is likely too hot in summer, and may be difficult with snow in winter

Level: medium

Day 1

Transfer from Granada to Güéjar Sierra by minibus

The Vereda de la Estrella path through a steep valley above the Guarnón river was originally built to access the Estrella copper mine, and is a feat of engineering. You’ll also climb up to the Cortijo del Hornillo, one of the old summer farms in an idyllic setting above the gorge. There are views of the rugged north faces of the three highest peaks in the Sierra Nevada – Mulhacén, Veleta and Alcazaba.

Distance: 18 km (approx. 7 hours)

Accumlated height difference: 800 m

Transfer to accommodation by minibus

Day 2

Transfer to the trailhead by minibus

Starting from Güéjar Sierra, a steep climb up to Cerro El Calar, with commanding views of all of the high peaks of the Sierra Nevada, from Picón de Jerez in the east, to Cerro del Caballo in the west. Along the ridge you’ll also pass trenches from the Spanish Civil War before looping back down to the village.

Distance: 11 km (approx. 4 hours)

Accumlated height difference: 775 m

Day 3 (optional)

Transfer to the trailhead by minibus

Today’s route is an ascent of Trevenque, known locally as the “King”. After a tough climb due to the rugged and steep final ascent you will be rewarded with 360° views of Veleta, the Sierra Nevada ski station, and surrounding mountain ranges including the Sierras de Alhama, Tejeda y Almijara, Sierra de Huétor and Sierra Elvira.

Distance: 17 km (approx. 7 hours)

Accumlated height difference: 850 m

Transfer back to Granada by minibus

  • qualified mountain guide for 2/3 days
  • civil liability and accident insurance
  • accommodation and meals: 1/2 nights’ dinner, bed and breakfast
  • return transport from Granada and between the accommodation and hikes

Maximum group size: 8 people

Prices depend on season and the number of people in your party. Please contact us for more information.

Tailored itineraries

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