> Environment: mountain
> Difficulty: medium
> Recommended period: May to September
> Average duration: 4 days
> Positive elevation gain: 2822 D+
It's impossible to come to Andalusia without hiking in the Sierra Nevada. This is an ideal getaway to escape from mass tourism and explore a surprising region where you get to see a totally different side of Spain to that of the seaside resorts. Discover this mountain range located to the west of Granada which has been listed as a national park and biosphere reserve by UNESCO. During this hike in Spain, you will come across the white villages of the Alpujarras and dive into the heart of Andalusian culture. But the highlight of the show is obviously the arrival at the Mulhacen mountain, which peaks at 3470 metres above sea level. The highest peak in Spain.
Bonus: If you want to explore this region of Spain on a bike trek, we recommend taking the Transnevada, a 290-kilometre loop route through the Andalusian mountains.