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Mountain Walking in the Sierra Nevada National Park

Explore the heights of the Sierra Nevada. A guided walking holiday based at Casa Ana, best guest house on the National Park border.


22 – 28 June 2019 (6 nights)


About the holiday

Escape the summer crowds to hike the peaks of the Sierra Nevada. Five days of exhilarating walks take you to altitudes of 3000m+ where the air is sharp and clear and the views, breath-taking.

The week starts with an ascent of Las Alegas at a mere 2700m and your first view of the entire Sierra Nevada ridge. More challenging is the hike to the Siete Lagunas, a ring of ice-blue glacial lakes at 3100m. You’ll climb Europe’s most southerly 3000m peak, the Cerro de Caballo at 3009m, with its views of ravines and gorges and the distant Mediterranean. And for the grand finale, the peak of Mulhacen which at an impressive 3480m is the highest peak in mainland Spain.


The hikes will be led by members of the Spanish Highs professional mountain guiding company. They have years of experience walking, trekking and climbing in the Sierra Nevada and the owner, Richard Hartley is author of the latest Cicerone Guidebook “Walking and Trekking in the Sierra Nevada”.


After a bracing day in the mountains, take off those boots at Casa Ana and relax with a hot shower, an iced beer, a fantastic dinner laid on by our fabulous chef and a super-comfortable bed for the night.


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About Casa Ana

"An amazing holiday in Las Alpujarras, staying at the timeless and sublime Casa Ana, in the village of Ferreirola, nestled in the heart of the mountains of this historically important and beautiful area of southern Spain..."

Carole R, October 2017


"Casa Ana is the perfect base, set in a remote village. The staff were great, food outstanding made with lots of fresh local produce … We were able to come back after a day's walking to very relaxing, pleasant environment… a fantastic, enjoyable week”

Annie N, May 17

Walking: level of challenge

Expect altitude gains of up to 1280 metres, descents of up to 1580 metres, and between 5 and 7 hours hiking each day. You need to be fit for this holiday, comfortable with hill walking and at ease at altitudes of 2500 – 3400 metres. Bring sensible clothing and good hiking boots. Hiking poles are essential. Your kit should also include hats, sun glasses, sun block and a water bottle.


2019: €1,035 (euros) per person in a double or twin. €1,235 (euros) for single accommodation. All bedrooms are en suite.

The price includes: bed and breakfast accommodation, picnics and lunches, dinners with a glass of wine, excursions, local transport and guides. It does not include: flights, airport transfers, some refreshments.

Please note: the walking groups are small so early booking is strongly recommended.

For further information and bookings please email Anne at Casa Ana or call:

Tel: 0034 678 298 497


See also "Winter Walking", "Walking with Chris Stewart" and "Wildlife Walking" guided walking holidays.


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