Snowshoeing is qreat fun and offers the opportunity to explore remote mountain areas where the ground is covered in snow. This combined with the Sierra Nevada’s winter sun, make it an ideal place for a winter break. It is possible to combine both snowshoeing and hillwalking in the same holiday.
Our suggested itinerary for a weeks snowshoeing in the Sierra Nevada would be:
Day 1 – meet at Malaga airport, drive to Lanjarón. There should be time to explore this historic spa town and it’s castle.
Day 2 – drive to Capileira, have an introduction to snowshoeing in the forest above the village, walking a circuit to 2200m.
Day 3 – circular route in forest and mountains above Puente Palo in the Sopotujar area.
Day 4 – excursion to nordic ski resort of Puerto de la Ragua, ascending through forest to the Sierra Nevada ridge with possible ascent of peaks up to 2,700m depending on conditions.
Day 5 – driving above Capileira we ascend to Hoya de Portillo and through the forest to a viewpoint overlooking the Trevelez valley. We may even catch a glimpse of Africa.
Day 6 – snowshoeing in upper Rio Lanjaron with varied terrain including open slopes, tracks and forest.
Day 7 – walk the western flank of Caballo, mainland Spain’s most westerly 3000m peak – a grand day out!
Day 8 – return to Malaga airport
We recently had an article published in snowshoe magazine about snowshoeing in The Sierra Nevada.