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Spain - Sierra Nevada Three Peaks

Trek over 30km of high mountain terrain and conquer three of Mainland Spain’s highest mountains whilst taking in the stunning Sierra Nevada National Park. Our Spanish 3 peaks challenge will consist of summiting Alcazaba, Veleta and Mulhacén. The mountain range is the second highest in Europe after the Alps. The three peaks are:

Mulhacen (3482m, highest in the Spanish mainland) is named after the penultimate Arab ruler Muley Hacen who is reputedly buried on the mountain after he was deposed by his son, Boabdil.

Pico del Veleta (3396m) translates as The Weather Vane. Veleta is clearly seen from Granada from where people can interpret the weather observing what is happening on the mountain.

Alcazaba (3371m) translates as The Fortress and is named after its imposing north face as seen from Granada and the north.

HIGHLIGHTS
Spain   Sierra Nevada 3 Peaks Enjoy a mountain range full of water and high mountains meadows, lakes of exceptional beauty among the high peaks and waterfalls which spring from mountain sides in every valley.
Spain   Sierra Nevada 3 Peaks Discover the amazing biodiversity of Sierra Nevada National Park and Biosphere Reserve.
Spain   Sierra Nevada 3 Peaks Really experience the high mountains, sleeping in a refuge at 2,500m, surrounded by nature.

 

Key Facts
Duration : Five Days
Dates: May to September
Grade: Tough (4/5)
Suggested Accommodation: Local Hostels and Mountain Refugios