Cicerone Guide Book to the Sierra Nevada Mountains Spain

The best guide book for visitors to the Sierra Nevada mountains

Published 15 November 2017 by Cicerone Press

Signed copies are available for clients of Spanish Highs or for the self guided arriving in Lanjarón. Email richard @ in advance to secure a signed copy.

The guidebook covers the most popular and interesting walks and multi-day treks in Spain's Sierra Nevada mountain range. Mainland Spain's highest summit Mulhacén is included in the 38 routes along with the white villages of Trevélez, Lanjarón and Capileira and high mountain ridge traverses, scrambles and the Spanish Three Peaks challenge.

The walks have been selectively chosen to showcase the Sierra Nevada's dramatic scenery, breathe taking barren rocky peaks, badlands, lush green valleys and tranquil lakes. From the more leisurely routes of the Cumbres Verde area to the Sierra Nevada's highest ascent of Mulhacén, we are confident there are routes to suit a range of abilities.

Buy the Sierra Nevada Guidebook Spain


  • year round half to full day walks & multi-day treks
  • 33 routes including mainland Spain's highest summit
  • includes 8 gentler walks in the lower hills of the Cumbres Verdes near Granada
  • includes white villages of Trevélez, Lanjarón and Capileira
  • showcases the Sierra Nevada's most dramatic scenery
  • includes 'Los Tres Picos', 'Los Tres Miles' Integral & overview of Sulayr GR240
  • advice on transport, local bases, safety, tick-list of 3000m peaks & Spanish-English glossary

Walking and Trekking in the Sierra Nevada

Great Guidebook
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 16 September 2019
I have climbed some of the mountains in Sierras Tejeda Almujara and Alhama, but the high Sierra Nevada is a step up and this book is now my essential planning guide for a group of 15 of us taking to the mountains in a few weeks time.
The overall layout of the book is perhaps the best thing about it. It makes it possible to plan for different abilities and levels of fitness.
Great job Richard Hartley.
Finally we now have this brilliant reference book
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 21 February 2018
We have visited this area many times in the last 17 years and finally we now have this brilliant reference book to give us even more reason to return to a fantastic walking and camping venue in Spain. Many thanks Richard Hartley: a job well done!
Useful pocket sized manual of walks in the Sierra Nevada.
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 2 February 2020
A useful addition to my library of Spanish Walking books. As one would expect of Cicerone this gives good illustrated coverage of the main routes as well as some lesser known routes. Recommended.
Guia muy recomendable para hacer trekking en Sierra Nevada
Reviewed in Spain on 20 March 2018
Incluye rutas muy interesantes y la descripción de las mismas en excelente tanto en el texto como en las fotografías y los mapas.