The 3 Great Peaks of Sierra Nevada

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Explore the top of the Sierra Nevada mountain range, visiting its three highest and most spectacular peaks, including trekking around the highest point in continental Spain. See for yourself why this incredible landscape is one of the most-loved corners of Spain - and journey to the heights to see some of the country’s most breathtaking views. Trek through remote villages, sleep in a mountain Refuge (hut), and summit the highest peak in Europe outside of the Caucasus and Alps.
 

Itinerary

Day 1: The start of your adventure

Arrive in the beautiful Andalusia. Your adventure begins in the city of Malaga. Dating back 2,800 years, it’s one of the world’s oldest cities - and it is currently enjoying an artistic revival. Once you transfer from the airport (arranged by us), you’ll meet the group at your accommodation for the evening, and have an opportunity to get out and see a little of this lively, exciting city. Meals: Dinner Night: Hotel in Alpujarras

Day 2: Trekking the Alpujarras- a first taste of the Sierra Nevada

After a short trip from Malaga, the day begins with a trek in Trevélez or Capileira. They’re both beautiful traditional settlements, whitewashed buildings in the Alpujarras style. Trevélez is one of Europe’s highest towns above sea level (1,486 metres), famous for the quality of its air-cured hams - and Capileira is the highest village accessible by road in the Sierra Nevada. The day’s walk will take you across these green, fertile hills, skirting natural springs and enjoying stunning views of the Andalusian landscape below. Your walk will finish at the Poqueira Refuge, 2,500 metres high, tucked under Mulhacén, the highest peak in Spain - and your destination for the following day. Meals: Breakfast+Dinner Hiking: 6 hours Night: Poqueira Refuge

Day 3: Climbing the Mulhacén, Spain’s highest mountain

Your day will start early to tackle the slopes of Mulhacén, Spain’s highest peak at 3.482 m above sea level, before descending through Siete Lagunas, a region of pastures and lakes spreading out at the base of the mountain, with a view of Alcazaba (this is as close as we can get, as the mountain is difficult to reach in a round trip from our mountain hut). Once you’ve enjoyed the magnificent sights, you’ll make your way back to the Poqueira Refuge, where you’ll be spending your second night. Meals: Breakfast+Dinner Hiking: 9 hours Night: Poqueira Refuge

Day 4: The views from the Veleta

Today you climb the Veleta, the Sierra Nevada’s second highest peak (3,396 metres) and, with its famous ‘frozen wave’ shape, it is the most iconic. From the imposingly rugged summit, you’ll look across over the whole mountain range (on a clear day Granada is visible in the distance), and down upon the highest paved road in Europe, the Pico de Veleta, connecting with the Sierra Nevada Ski Station. After this long but satisfying day of climbing you’ll get to your lodge and collapse gratefully for the night! Meals: Breakfast+Dinner Hiking: 6 hours Night: Hostel in Sierra Nevada

Day 5: To Malaga.. and departure

Barring a little opportunistic sightseeing in Malaga, it is time to head home. We’ll be arranging transfers to Malaga airport for your flight home - and depending on your time of flight, you could visit the city’s port, the shopping precinct, the cathedral, Gibralfaro Castle or the Alcazaba, and take a last meal in Andalusia with some of the best seafood you’ll find in Spain. Meals: Breakfast

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Adventure includes:

  • Accommodation
  • Transfers
  • Tour Guide
  • Breakfast and dinners each day

Doesn't include

  • Flights
  • Meals other than stated
  • Travel insurance

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Making a booking

The deposit for this trip is £198

Your full balance is due 3 months before your trip starts. If you book within 3 months of departure then the full balance is due at the time of booking. If you have any questions please contact our team at info@inspiredescapes.com or call +44 (0) 203 394 0050.

Dates

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Saturday 16th Jun 2018 - Wednesday 20th Jun 2018 £570
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Dates

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Saturday 1st Sep 2018 - Wednesday 5th Sep 2018 £570
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Dates

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Saturday 6th Oct 2018 - Wednesday 10th Oct 2018 £570
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