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Guidebook to walks and multi-day treks in the Sierra Nevada mountain range in Spain's Andalucia. The 38 routes include the highest point of continental Spain, Mulhacén, and take in villages including Trevélez, Lanjarón and Capileira. Includes main ridge traverses, high mountain scrambles and a Spanish Three Peaks challenge.
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This guidebook presents 33 graded walks and 5 high mountain scrambles in the striking Sierra Nevada, the highest mountain range in mainland Spain and in western Europe outside the Alps. Easily accessible from Granada and Málaga, it is a world of soaring, snow-clad peaks and deep valleys, far removed from the crowded beaches of the Costa del Sol just two hours away. The routes are spread across the national park, with attractive towns and villages such as Trevélez, Lanjarón, Hoya de la Mora and Cumbres Verdes serving as potential bases for a walking holiday.
The walks have been carefully chosen to showcase the Sierra Nevada's dramatic scenery, taking in barren rocky peaks, lush green valleys, arid badlands and tranquil lakes. From more leisurely outings in the Cumbres Verde area to ascents of mainland Spain's highest summit, Mulhacén, there are routes to suit a range of abilities, although most require a reasonable degree of fitness, navigational skill and experience of high mountain terrain. Whilst some are day or half-day walks, others take advantage of the region's network of mountain shelters or offer an opportunity to wild camp. Also included are three longer traverses: 'Los Tres Picos' (the Spanish Three Peaks – Veleta, Mulhacén and Alcazaba), 'Los Tres Miles' Integral (a multi-day trek covering all the major 3000m peaks in the range) and an overview of the 302km Sulayr GR240. The walks can be enjoyed most of the year, however conditions may prove too hot at the peak of summer and extra care and equipment will be required in snow or ice: the descriptions assume summer conditions, but include additional notes for winter walking.
The guide also includes advice on transport, bases and safety, a tick-list of the 3000m peaks and a Spanish-English glossary. Information on plants, wildlife and local points of interest will further enhance your visit and the glorious colour photos provide a taste of what the region has to offer. For those who like their mountains rough and rugged, Walking and Trekking in the Sierra Nevada is a perfect companion to escaping the crowds and discovering a different side to Andalucía.
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|Plants and wildlife|
|Climate and conditions|
|Getting to the Sierra Nevada|
|Accommodation and bases|
|Respecting the environment|
|Safety and rescue|
|Planning and maps|
|Using this guide|
|Route 1 Ascent of Alcazaba via Cañada de Siete Lagunas|
|Route 2 Ascent of Mulhacén via Cañada de Siete Lagunas|
|Route 3 Round of the Río Juntillas and Trevélez valleys|
|Route 4 Barranco de Poqueira circular|
|Route 5 Ascent of Mulhacén from Hoya del Portillo|
|Route 6 Ascent of Mulhacén from Refugio Poqueira|
|Route 7 The Caldera peaks|
|Route 8 Around Mulhacén via the Vasar and Siete Lagunas|
|Route 9 The Púlpitos|
|Route 10 Pico del Tajo de los Machos and Cerrillo Redondo|
|Route 11 Ascent of Cerro del Caballo from the south|
|Route 12 Ascent of Cerro del Caballo via los Tres Mojones|
|Route 13 Silleta de Padul|
|Route 14 Integral de los Alayos|
|Route 15 Boca de la Pesca|
|Route 16 Trevenque via Cuerda del Trevenque|
|Route 17 Circuit of Trevenque and Dílar valley|
|Route 18 The Cerro Huenes group|
|Route 19 Pico del Tesoro and Cerro del Cocón|
|Route 20 Trevenque direct|
|Ski area – Hoya de la Mora|
|Route 21 Veleta, Tajos de la Virgen and Lagunillas|
|Route 22 Veredón Superior and Cerro de los Machos|
|Route 23 Veredón Inferior, Veta Grande, northern flanks and lakes|
|Route 24 Across the mountains to Lanjarón via Refugio Elorrieta|
|Vereda de la Estrella/Genil valley|
|Route 25 Vereda de la Estrella, Refugio Cucaracha and Cueva Secreta|
|Route 26 Cortijos del Hornillo circular|
|Route 27 Ascent of Mulhacén via Cueva Secreta|
|Route 28 Round of the northern peaks via Peña Partida|
|Jérez del Marquesado and Refugio Postero Alto|
|Route 29 Ascent of Picón de Jérez and round of the Alhorí valley|
|Puerto de la Ragua|
|Route 30 The eastern peaks|
|Main ridge traverse and longer treks|
|Route 31 ‘Los Tres Miles’ Integral 3000m peaks|
|Route 32 ‘Los Tres Picos’ – Veleta, Mulhacén and Alcazaba|
|Route 33 The Sulayr GR240|
|High mountain scrambles|
|Route 34 Espolón de Alcazaba|
|Route 35 Traverse of Puntal de la Caldera|
|Route 36 Espolón de la Caldera|
|Route 37 Arista de las Campanitas|
|Route 38 North ridge of Tozal del Cartujo|
|Appendix A List of the 3000m peaks|
|Appendix B Accommodation|
|Appendix C Useful contacts|
|Appendix D Glossary|
|Appendix E Further reading|