Activity Holidays in the Alpujarras and Sierra Nevada

Activity Holidays in the Alpujarras

We run these activities in conjunction with Spanish Highs Mountain Guides.

They provide activity holidays in the Alpujarras and Sierra Nevada of Andalucia, southern Spain. The area provides great opportunities for all, from the high and wild mountains, in winter, to the more gentle hills of the Alpujarras. There is something to interest everybody. They have been operating there, from their permanent base in Lanjaron, since 1999 and offer a wide range of holidays. They have an enthusiastic team of professional guides live and work there, and know the mountains and environment intimately. Access is easy from Granada, Malaga or Almeria airports. They offer trips of any duration and any start date. Singles and groups are welcomed. Tailor made, family friendly activity courses available and also support for self guided climbers, walkers and trekkers. Their website provides lots of weather,mountain and local information for those travelling independently or those who just want to learn more about these wonderful mountains! They also run expeditions to Patagonia and the Andes.

Mountaineering, Snowshoeing & Ski Touring in the Sierra Nevada

Mountaineering – winter skills courses, ascents of peaks and mountaineering days in the Sierra Nevada mountains. Learn how to walk the winter hills in safety. 
Alpine Introduction
 – Suitable for hill walkers and scramblers who wish to aspire to more adventurous and bigger mountains. 
Ski Touring
 – this will appeal to anybody who has skied on-piste red runs and has aspirations to escape from the crowded slopes. These hills are ideal. Day or multi-day trips. 
 – Andalucia has a wealth of untapped scrambling opportunity. They can show you the best it has to offer from grades 1 to 3S. 
Introduction to Ropework
 – for the novice scrambler & rock climber. 
Granada area Rock Climbing
 – rock climbing for the beginner or intermediate climber on some of Andalucia’s quiet and remote crags. 
 – great fun! Try it and you’ll be hooked. The only way to travel in deep snow.

Walking Alpujarras & Sierra Nevada

Alpujarra– walking the foothills of the Sierra Nevada. Beautiful surroundings and white villages make for interesting and enjoyable walking for all. 
GR7 & GR142
 – day walks along the long distance paths through the Alpujarra, linking villages. Stay en route or from a base in Lanjaron. 
Desert Walking in Almeria 
– the desert region of Tabernas offers fascinating walking among “wild west “type scenery. 
Sierra de Huetor 
– this a relatively new walking area. Quiet with few tracks and people. The hills reach almost 2000m but what they lack in height they more than make up for in quality. Good walking and scrambling. 

High level Trekking Sierra Nevada & Pyrenees

Trekking the 3000m peaks – 3 or 5 day treks covering the higher peaks of the Sierras and staying in high huts or camps. 
Mulhacen – Spain’s highest mountain
– Climb Mulhacen in either a 2 day ascent staying in the Poqueira Hut or a 1 day (summer only ascent). 
Climbing the Sierra Nevada high peaks
 – Multi day trips in the high Sierras staying in huts or camps. 
Mulhacen/Alcabaza 3 day trek
 – A new trek traversing south to north across the range. Stay in high camps in the mountains. 

Expeditions & Specialised holidays

Spanish Highs have a large gear rental facility so you are not penailised by the airlines. 
Navigation and Team Building
 – for corporate clients. Run in conjunction with the University of Manchester. Develop your team! 
Navigation courses for walkers
 – a short course for hillwalkers which aims to build confidence and technique in the hills. 
PATAGONIA – “Icefield Exploration”
 – a 2 or 3 week expedition which aims to traverse the Patagonian continental icecap from north to south encirculing the Fitzroy and Cerro Torre ranges. A trip of a lifetime!

Other activities in the Alpujarras

A fun one day cheese making workshop will show you how easy it is to make your own delicious cheese with Las Alpujarras Cheese Making Workshop.