Walking, Trekking, Scrambling & Mountaineering, Sierra Nevada, Spain
Spanish Highs Mountain Guides, Sierra Nevada, Spain offering activity holidays for everybody!
SPANISH HIGHS MOUNTAIN GUIDES provide a wide range of activity holidays including walking & hiking, trekking, scrambling, mountaineering, snowshoeing and skiing in the Alpujarras, Sierra Nevada (highest mountains in western europe outside the Alps!) and other varied destinations in the remote sierras of Andalucia Province, southern Spain.
Also regular expeditions to the Southern Patagonian Icecap. In our blog "Inspiring the Adventure" we create new innovative mountain routes, ideas, areas and activities. We hope you will use these as an inspiration for your own adventures here!
The area provides great opportunities for all, from the high and wild mountains in winter, to the more gentle spanish walking found in the hills of the Alpujarras.There is something to interest everybody.
Our sites provide Mountain and Travel Information and a wealth of resources for those travelling independently or those who just want to learn more about these wonderful mountains! We offer trips on demand of any duration and any start date.
What's Coming up in October! Places left?
3-5 (3 day) Los Tres Picos, refuge option. 1 place left
12 (1 day) 1 day Tabernas Desert Walk 2 places left
20 (1 day) 1 day Mulhacen ascent 3 places left
Scheduled Weekly Tours - High Mountain
Mulhacen Summit 3482m - Challenging
Lakes & Borreguiles of the Sierra Nevada - Moderate
Mulhacen Sunset & Sunrise Adventure - challenging
Veleta and Cerro de los Machos - Challenging
Information on prices, self guided support, accommodation options, mountain weather and conditions, route maps, mountain databases, huts and refuges, altitude sickness, avalanche dangers, equipment lists, gear rental and general FAQs can be found in our information database.
ADVENTURES & ACTIVITIESGet High with Spanish Highs
Walking & HikingDay tours throughout Andalucia
Alpujarras and Sierra Nevada
Leave the rat race behind! "Alpujarras Escape", for the very best Walking and Hiking holidays in the Alpujarras, or join writer Chris Stewart and ourselves "Walking over Lemons"! Quiet, remote walking and hiking with just the right amount of luxury thrown in for good measure! In summer we visit the high mountain lakes of the Sierra Nevada in day or muli-day tours.
Tabernas Desert, Costa del Sol and other provinces
We just love visiting the unique desert badlands of Tabernas, Almeria. The mountains of the Cumbres Verdes near Granada offer spectacular and quiet hiking tracks. West of the Sierra Nevada the Sierra Blanca, Sierra de las Nieves, Costa del Sol give superb walking close to the sea.
Group Walking Holidays
Enjoy our bespoke "Walking Holidays in Andalucia" or sample the all inclusive delights of our Group Walking Holidays. These are specially formatted to allow you the flexibility to choose eachs days activities, whether they be a gentle guided walk, a harder guided hike or an excursion to visit some of Andalucias greatest historical and natural sights.more Walking & Hiking
Mountain TrekkingDay & multi-day high mountain tours
We have many day and multi-day treks in the Sierra Nevada. The most popular is to climb Mulhacen, highest mountain in Spain in either one or two day trips. We also make the 5 day crossing of "Los Tres Miles", 3000m peak ridges. This involves 4 nights wild camping by streams and lakes.
As well as summer mountain ascents, we have Multi-day crossings of the Sierras of between 1 and 3 nights duration and also the incredible "Trek the remote North"! covering all the quiet northern 30000m+ mountains in a 3 night tour.
For a hiking holiday with a difference try Lightweight Backpacking with mules, where the donkeys take your tents, stove, food and extra gear on to the next camp. Or combine both Hiking & Mountain Biking into a multi-day trip. The possibilities are endless!
Raising money for good causes? Try "Los Tres Picos", a diffcult 3 day trek climbing the highest mountains in the Sierra Nevadamore Mountain Trekking
ScramblingYear round Scrambling in southern Spain
Our "Scrambles in the Sierra Nevada and Andalucia" offer some great mountain experiences in wild surroundings
The high mountains of the Sierra Nevada province a wealth of superb routes. Between May and November we shall show you some of the best ridge and butresses scrambling around.
Andalucia province has a wealth of untapped potential, including the Sierra de Huetor north of Granada. Superb routes on excellent rock from September to June. Many of the routes have been developed by ourselves over the years.more Scrambling
MountaineeringVia Ferrata, Rock Climbing & Winter Mountaineering Courses
With reliable, snowsure conditions from December until March inclusive we run Winter skills mountaineering courses, Alpine Introduction courses and winter ascents of the main peaks of the Sierra Nevada.
This region is set to become very big with some amazing newly developed Via Ferrata routes in Andalucia. Available year round.
We run regular expeditions (Nov and Dec) to the Southern Patagonian Icefield. The expedition encircles the stupendous Mount Fitroy and Cerro Torre massifs.more Mountaineering
SnowshoeingDay tours in forests and mountainsides
Sierra Nevada Snowshoeing Tours
Guided day or multi day Snowshoeing Tours. With access to the high mountain bowls of the Sierra Nevada and the forested Alpujarras on our doorstep.
During the winter months snow is in abundance; and with great trails offering wonderful scenery, snowshoers will find this a wonderful destination. Moreover, snowshoers of every level of skill and experience will find plenty of trails to meet their desires and needs. If youve never tried it....you should! Its good fun and very easy to learn.more Snowshoeing
Ski TouringFor beginners and Intermediates
Ski Touring and Backcountry Skiing Tours
The ultimate way to travel in the mountains! With good snowsure conditions from January to May, the Sierra Nevada is one of Europe's best areas to learn the basics of travelling through the high mountains on skis. It is backcountry skiing at its finest! We run both beginners courses and also trips for the more experienced.
We run holidays aimed at the complete beginner to the sport. Suitable for those with some previous on piste experience who are also strong mountain walkers. We can provide skies, skins and poles as part of the holiday cost. We also run trips for those who have tried ski mountaineering before but who wish to expand their skills and experience.more Ski Touring
About Spanish Highs, Sierra Nevada Mountain GuidesYear-round Mountain Guiding with local guides, local people & local knowledge. Experience you can trust!
Our Team of Guides
- An enthusiastic and friendly team providing Experienced, Professional Mountain Guiding and Leadership.
- Accredited providers and instructors of First Aid Courses in Andalucia
- Fully insured, licensed and registered for both guiding activities and for operating as a travel agency
- Operating since 1992 and from a base in Lanjaron, Alpujarras since 2002.
- Adheres to a Responsible Travel and Environment policy.