Get stunning views of the Sierras de Alhama, Tejeda y Almijara Natural Park, as well as of the more distant Sierra Nevada on this easily manageable and well-marked trail. Particularly beautiful in winter and spring, when the surrounding peaks are capped in snow.
Level This is a short walk, but nevertheless involves a fairly steep climb. The trail is well-marked, but underfoot the surface is quite rough in places.
When to go Possible all year round, but particularly beautiful in winter and spring, when the surrounding peaks are capped in snow. Bear in mind, though that Pico de Lopera could occasionally be above the snow line in winter.
Water None available on the route.
Location: Sierras de Alhama, Tejeda y Almijara Natural Park Accessed from the A-4050 between Granada and Almuñecar.
By Car: From Granada, take the E-902/A-44 towards Motril. Take exit 144 and then the A-4050 (known locally as the Carretera de la Cabra or Mountain Goat Road), towards Lentegí, Otívar and Almuñecar. Around km 27 (marked with a green sign) you’ll see the Mesón Prados de Lopera. Keep going straight on, and after about another kilometre you’ll see the information panel describing the Pico de Lopera walk on your right, with a small parking place beside it.
By bus: Not accessible by bus.