The higher Alpujarra is for a great part situated in the National & Natural Park Sierra Nevada. So in order to enjoy the beauty of these mountains you have a lot of oppurtunities. The following villages, or a main part of their municipality are situated inside the Natural Park: Lanjáron, Cañar, Soportújar, Bubión, Pampaneira, Capileira, Pórtugos, Busquistar, Trevélez, Juviles, Bérchules, Alpujarra de la Sierra, Válor and Nevada. The region is offering the tourist marked hiking and mountain biking trails. It is even possible to discover the nature by horse and traveling from village to village or crossing the Sierra Nevada from North to South by its highest peak Mulhalcen.
The Sierra Nevada is a area with a lot of possibilities in order to practice hiking. The Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Environment has prepared in total 29 trails; 10 of them are situated in the area of the Sierra Nevada - Alpujarra. You can see a map of these trails here. It is recommended to buy a detailed map, which is sold in the National Park visitor center in Pampaneira or in touristic shops in Trevélez.
The "Mancomunidad de Municipios de la Alpujarra" have prepared an overview of 19 hiking trails in the area La Taha.
Trek Sierra Nevada is run by Ben and Rebecca, a British couple living and working in Granada. Since they arrived four years ago, they have immensely enjoyed exploring the surrounding area, which really is a paradise for hikers. Trek Sierra Nevada is providing detailed, easy-to-follow and accurate information in a standard format for a wide range of hiking routes in the Sierra Nevada and surrounding area.
Overall overview of the Natural & National Park Sierra Nevada with information and photo galleries from the different seasons, the flora & fauna and the observatory. Parque Natural Sierra Nevada is with 85.883 the biggest national park in Spain. Around the National Park is a Natural Park designated which contains 90.000 hectares. The Sierra Nevada National Park is shared between the Province of Granada (65 % of the park) and the Province of
The northern part of the Sierra Nevada is called Guadix - Marquesado de Zenite. It is the most green part of the Sierra Nevada. The mountain flanks are covered with woods, which are crossed by several beuatiful mountain rivers. Because of the humidity, the trees and riverbeds are covered with green moss. This area is in general untouched and the tourist level is low despite the beauty of this area. From this side are also going trails to the highest peaks of More Info
Natural Park Sierra Nevada Occidente is the most popular part located at the north west side. This is first caused by the short distance from the capital and secondly this is the side where you are able to practice ski on in total 100 km of slopes in winter and spring. Also in summer a gondola lift and chair lift can bring you up from Pradollano to an altitude of 3100 meters with or without mountainbike. There are several marked mountain bike and hiking trails.....
On the side of Valle Lecrín are some very interesting aspects to see. First the wetlands of Padul, which are listed as a natural reserved area inside the Natural Park Sierra Nevada. This area has a lot of different species of waterbirds, that live here or are on migration. Next to the park is a educational center situated. Secondly there is a large rock accumulation called Natural Monument Falla de Nigüelas. It is situated on the border of the Natura Park.....