Trek Sierra Nevada is run by Ben and Rebecca, a British couple living and working in Granada. Since we arrived in 2006, we’ve immensely enjoyed exploring our surrounding area, which really is a paradise for hikers. Having previously lived in London, we value the variety of walks we have right on our doorstep, some of which start from the city itself, with many others within a half-hour drive. And even in the city of Granada itself, there are lots of lovely walks you can do.
Why Trek Sierra Nevada?
There is a wealth of information available about the Sierra Nevada, both in books and on the Internet. But before we created Trek Sierra Nevada in 2010, it could be really difficult to research new hiking routes. You often had to use multiple sources of information to find a route description, map and details of how to get there. The quality of the information was also variable, leading to a number of aborted hikes where we didn’t manage to find the right path! We decided there needed to be a single website covering everything you need to know to plan your hiking trip … and Trek Sierra Nevada was born! It provides detailed, easy-to-follow and accurate information in a standard format for a wide range of self-guided hiking routes in the Sierra Nevada and surrounding area.
Over the years, many people have got in touch to ask whether we could take them on a guided trek, or organise one for them. A few years ago we started working with José Luis, a fully-qualified local guide, to offer guided hikes in addition to the self-guided ones on the website. His services have been particularly valuable for people wanting to climb the highest peaks in winter, which can be very dangerous without the right equipment and a guide who knows the area inside out.
Granada is the natural gateway to the Sierra Nevada, and the city has a huge amount to offer visitors. However, if you have limited time it can be difficult to find your way to all of the most interesting bits, so recently we created an audio tour of the city, using an app called VoiceMap.
If you have a general question about hiking, please look to see if it’s covered in our Frequently Asked Questions or use the contact form below.
For enquiries about guided activities, please use the guided activities contact form.