7 Day Trekking Trip to the Sierra Nevada | Dates for 2024 coming soon

Join Britton Outdoors on the trekking trip to the Sierra Nevada in Spain.

Join Britton Outdoors this October for a trip of a lifetime to the Sierra Nevada’s, Spain. This wonderful trip will include four or five spectacular walks picked out for there dramatic scenery. Each walk will be in a different location with contrasting terrain from forestry tracks, open mountain side, valleys, gorges and high mountains. The aim is to complete one of the nearby 3,000meter peaks. There are a couple of options such as Pico de Veleta (3,394m) which is the second highest peak on the Iberian Peninsula or Mulhacen (3,482m) which is the highest peak on the Iberian Peninsula. The actual peak will be weather dependant.

We have factored in some rest time to relax and explore the local village of Monachil, where you will be staying. We have also included a full day off from trekking which will give you time to pop into Granada to explore the famous Alhambra, Albaicin, take a segway tour or relax in the wonderful Turkish baths.

The trip is designed to be relaxed and friendly with small group sizes so everyone can get to know each other. There is no need to be shy so feel free to book in on your own or with a friend!! Our coordinator in Spain (my sister) has been living in the village of Monachil for a number of years and has lots of local knowledge and we will have a local walking guide with intimate knowledge of the mountains for each of the treks.

Dates for 2024 to be confirmed shortly.

What’s included?

• Transport to and from Malaga airport
• Transport to and from treks
• Packed lunch and dinner included on trekking days
• Accommodation in a 3-star hotel (based on 2 people sharing. Single room supplement charges apply) – Breakfast included & two dinners
• Walking guide for treks
• Information provided to help select nice restaurants, sightseeing spots, cultural evenings etc which can be accessed locally in your free time.

What’s not included?

• Flights (approx. €300 rtn from Dublin, Cork or Shannon (Shannon only runs on Tues, Thurs & Sat),
• Tickets for tourist attractions such as Turkish Baths, Alhambra etc.
• Medical and travel Insurance (recommended).

How much does it cost?

2023 prices: €1,100pp
Supplement charge for single room

Prices to be updated for 2024 trips once dates are confirmed

Non-refundable booking deposit of €330 required to confirm booking

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Day 1: Arrival

Dinner in hotel or nearby depending on opening times.

Day 2: Los Cahorros

Walk 1 - Los Cahorros with lunch in local rustic restaurant
4/5 hrs

Day 3: Vereda de la Estrella

Long walk - Vereda de la Estrella

Day 4: Shorter walk

Shorter walk with location/route to be confirmed

Day 5: Day Off

Day Off

Day 6: Veleta or Mulhacen

Long walk – Veleta or Mulhacen

Day 7: Cumbres Verdes & Dilar Valley

Cumbres Verdes & Dilar Valley

Day 8: Travel Back Home

Airport transfers to Malaga


Here are some frequent questions & answers

  • Will I be fit enough?

    This is a very personal question as each person will have a different understanding of their fitness. As a rule of thumb, if you can do a 5/6hr walk in the Irish hills you should be able for any of the walks we will be doing on the trip.

  • Will it be very hot?

    We try to run the trips on the shoulder seasons to avoid the really hot days. March – May you could expect a range of temperatures from 15 – 25 degrees. The September to Novemebr trips you could expect roughly the same 25 degrees dropping to 15 degrees nearer to November.

  • I have never walked in hot weather. Is it very different/hard to walk in the heat?

    Depending on the weather during the week over there, a four-hour hike can feel quite long if it is very hot so my recommendation is to bring walking poles, sunhats and a water bladder so you can keep hydrated as you walk. Bringing a few sachets of dioralyte is also very handy. Once you drink plenty and take your time/pace yourself you should be fine.

  • I have never been above 3,000metres before, what will it feel like?

    Altitude can affect each person differently. This hike will be slow and steady. You may feel a little breathless, some people have slight headaches or a slight dizziness. This is normal enough and it is important to just take your time. Anyone that was with us on our May trip that had these feelings just took it slowly and once they were at the top and sitting, they were fine. There were no issues coming down and everyone felt fine. It is one of the longer days walking, however we will make sure to have a rest day prior to this hike so you will be starting fresh.

  • Is the Itinerary set-in stone/can I opt out of a day’s walking if I am tired?

    The itinerary is for two or three days walking then a break and another two days walking. If someone wants to take a day off themselves and not walk that is completely fine. Not everyone may have walked for two/three days in a row so don't worry if you think you might want an extra rest day you can decide that on the trip.

  • Is the first day long or will we have time to adjust to the heat?

    The first day’s walking is approx. 4hrs and easy enough terrain. It is mainly about getting to know the group. It also gives the guide time to speak with each person and check they are happy and if we feel we need to change some of the walks to suit the group then we can do that.

  • Should I book flights once I pay my deposit?

    Please don’t book flights until you have heard from Britton Outdoors that we have met the minimum numbers and the trip is definitely going ahead. We cannot refund anyone’s flights.

  • What if the trip is cancelled by Britton Outdoors?

    If Britton Outdoors cancels the trip, then you will be reimbursed fully. If you need to postpone/cancel your trip the terms and conditions document covers the refund policy.

  • How big will the group be?

    Maximum numbers for the trip is 14.

  • Can we go as a group?

    Yes, you can book in as a group. Depending on the numbers in the group we can tailor the trip to suit your needs so please get in touch with us prior to booking.

In May this year I had the most fantastic time with Mark and a small group of lovely people trekking in the Sierra Nevada Mountain Range, based in Granada.
We had the best time ever.
Great walks, fantastic scenery, lots of laughs, and some yummy food.
I look forward to meeting up again with Britton Outdoors for yet another great adventure.

Ann Harvey

Veleta Summit

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