Mulhacén is the highest peak on the Spanish mainland and is the crown of the Sierra Nevada situated in the province of Granada in Andalucia, Spain. In good weather a strong walker might manage to reach the peak by walking from one of the villages of The Alpujarra. The Alpujarra is the name given to a region delimited by the ridge of the Sierra Nevada to the north and the Mediterranean to the South.
The peak at 3482m can be a killer in adverse weather and so don't be fooled by its 30km. proximity to those semi-tropical beaches. Before attempting it it is best to take local advice and as always if things don't go well be prepared to turn back.
Not all walking in the Alpujarra is so daunting; most people's experience of walking in the area is of average length walks amongst spectacular valleys and hills scattered with those typical small white villages.
walkalpujarra is one of the expert local companies that can advise and arrange guided or self-led walking holidays in the region. These can be single centre or inn-to-inn.
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Contributed by Jeremy Rabjohns - November 2010
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|Location||Near Granada, Andalucia|
|Walk type||High hills and mountain hikes|