Natural Park Sierra Nevada - Guadix/Marquesado de Zenete


The northern part of the Sierra Nevada is called Guadix - Marquesado de Zenete. It is the most green part of the Sierra Nevada. The mountain flanks are covered with woods, which are crossed by several beautiful 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 the Sierra Nevada like the "Picon de Jéres" (3088 meter). From La Calahorra a road is crossing the Sierra Nevada and connects with Laroles (Alpujarra).


The Villages of Marquesado de Zenete


The following villages are situated in the region Marquesado de Zenete. Click for more information and pictures; Albuñán

AldeireAlquifeLa CalahorraCogollos de GuadixDólar, FerreiraHuénejaJérez del MarquesadoLanteira.

 Hiking Trails


The Sierra Nevada is an area with a lot of possibilities in order to practice hiking. The Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Environment has prepared in total 29 trails; 120 of them are situated in the area of the Sierra Nevada - Guadix. You can see a map of these trails here. It is recommended to buy a detailed map, which is sold in bookstores in Guadix. In Marquesado de Zenete you can take a good accessible mountain road which goes to the picnic area La Tizná and fither paralel to the Sierra Nevada and is connected which the main road A-337 La Calahorra - Laroles. 

Hiking trails by Top Walks


1. Molinos de Isfalada (Huéneja)

The trail is 4,5 km long with an altitude difference of 100 m and will take 1h. Download here the trail in GPX/KML file or see the map.

 

2. Refugio Postero Alto (Jerez del Marquesado)

The trail is 25 km long with an altitude difference of 880 m and will take 6h. Download here the trail in GPX/KML file or see the map.

 

 

3. Barranco del Río Alhama (Lugros)

The trail is 7,5 km long with an altitude difference of 130 m and will take 2,5h. Download here the trail in GPX/KML file or see the map.

 

 


Photo Gallery of National Park Sierra Nevada (north side - Guadix)


Location of Sierra Nevada - Guadix Marquesado de Zenete


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