Spanish Three Peaks Trek
Our adventure takes us to the Alpujarras region of the stunning Sierra Nevada National Park, where we’ll trek to the summits of Veleta, Alcazaba, and Mulhacén – the highest peak in mainland Spain!
Veleta is first on our list, with a rough and rocky path to the summit at 3,394m. Next up is Mulhacén, mainland Spain’s highest peak at 3,482m above sea level, offering unbeatable views of the mountain range from the summit! Our final trekking day is our toughest, taking us to the top of Alcazaba (3,371m), with a steep climb to the summit plateau after a trek through the lush green valley of Siete Lagunas.
We have a tough challenge ahead of us, but the incredible views will provide all the motivation we need! Here’s a sneak peek of the itinerary:
Day 1 – Arrive in Spain
We depart the UK for Spain and transfer to our hotel, around 50km from the city of Granada. Here we enjoy dinner and a briefing on the adventure ahead, and after a good night’s sleep we’ll be ready to spend the next 3 days taking on Los Tres Picos!
Day 2 – Climb Veleta (3,394m)
Our challenge begins! Following breakfast we transfer to the Hoya de la Mora, before beginning our ascent of the north ridge of Pico de Veleta, the third highest peak in mainland Spain. The trekking is rough and rocky, and our journey to the summit will take approximately 3 hours. When we reach the top we’re rewarded with outstanding views in all directions, especially southwards where on a clear day we can see as far as Morocco!
Trekking distance – approx. 16km
Day 3 – Cimb Mulhacén (3,482m)
After breakfast, we traverse into the Rio Mulhacén Valley and head upwards until we reach Caldera hut, which lies in a vast bowl of majestic peaks. From here we ascend the steep and rocky west flank of Mulhacén, the highest peak in mainland Spain. We reach the summit after approximately 4 hours, and from here we can see the whole chain of the Sierra Nevada range! We descend the long and gentle south ridge before dropping steeply southwest directly down to the Refugio de Poqueira, where it’s time to relax before dinner.
Trekking distance – approx. 11km
Day 4 – Climb Alcazaba (3,371m)
We make an early start today in preparation for the toughest day of our challenge – the ascent of Alcazaba, located to the north of Mulhacén. We climb up steadily to the Alta del Chorrillo and follow the south ridge for an hour, before following the eastern traverse of Mulhacén to Siete Lagunas. We ascend the Siete Lagunas valley before tackling a steep scree gully that leads to the summit plateau. Alcazaba takes its name from the Arabic word for fortification or fortress, and we’ll soon understand why! After taking photos at the summit, we make our way back down the mountain and transfer to our hotel for a celebratory meal.
Trekking distance – approx. 21km
Day 5 – Return to UK
We transfer to the airport where we depart for the UK and continue our onward journeys home. Please note this is a complex itinerary and subject to change, including the timings and distances detailed.
When our challenge is complete, we’ll have trekked around 48km and climbed more than 300m!
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