Granada, Spain
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clock-o8 hours (Approx.)
TransportHotel pickup offered
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commentOffered in: English and 1 more

Overview

Hike the dramatic Pico del Veleta on a full-day hiking tour from Granada into the Sierra Nevada mountains, climbing to a 11,148-foot (3,398-meter) summit with views to Africa and the Mediterranean Sea. Exploring with an experienced mountain guide, you’ll walk through a glacial valley and along Veleta’s northwest ridge, watching for mountain boats and eagles along the way. This 8-hour hiking tour includes pickup and drop-off at your Granada accommodations, and light refreshments.
  • 8-hour Sierra Nevada hiking trip from Granada
  • Climb Pico del Veleta
  • Chance to see mountain goats, eagles, and migratory birds
  • Hike in the UNESCO-listed Sierra Nevada Biosphere Reserve
  • Includes pickup and drop-off at Granada hotels
  • Family friendly
Meet a driver for pickup in Granada, and travel out of the city to the starting point of the hike, at roughly 8,200 feet (2,499 meters). The hike to the summit of Pico del Veleta is roughly four hours uphill including breaks, and three hours downhill, with a moderate pace throughout.
Start walking through the scenic glacial Valley of San Juan, where you’ll see flowing water and blooming wildflowers at the edge of the trail. Part way through the hike you’ll reach Posiciones del Veleta, where fortifications were built during the Spanish Civil War, looking out across the northern face of Sierra Nevada and year-round snowfields.
Pause to eat and drink at Posiciones del Veleta, then continue up the northwest ridge to the summit, passing Veleta’s imposing North Wall. Enjoy some time on the peak to take in the view of the surrounding mountains and the coast, as well as the pure, high-altitude air.
Make your descent towards the Dilar Glacier Valley and a series of mountain lakes, then pause for another cool drink at the end of the trail. This full-day hiking tour concludes with drop-off at your hotel.

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M
, Aug 2017

Excellent English-speaking guide Jaime who knew terrain, flaura and fauna intimately and was able to pace the ascent to Pte de Veleta 3396 m in order perfectly to suit an unfit 66 year old and a very fit 19 year old.

L
, Sep 2016

This tour in UNBELIEVABLE and highly recommended. I was a little anxious at first but Jaimie our guide was patient and generous with me and we made it to the top. The views are spectacular. We went in the Autumn the weather was perfect. Do yourself a favour and book this tour.


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