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Sierra Nevada

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The Sierra Nevada is a mountain range in Andalucia in the south east of Spain. They are the tallest mountains in mainland Spain, rising to over 10,000 ft (3000+ metres). The highest peak is Mulhacén at 3,479 m.

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Map of Sierra Nevada (Spain)

The Sierra Nevada lie predominately in the province of Granada.

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The city of Granada lies in the foothills on the northern side of the Sierra Nevada

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Get in[edit]

  • Fly in to Malaga and drive eastwards from there.
  • Drive westwards from the city of Almeria
  • Ski resort 2 hours from Malaga Airport, 45 minutes from Granada airport
  • Alpujarras Valley 2,5 hours from Malaga, 1h15 from Granada

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The Sierra Nevada National Park (known as the Parque Nacional Sierra Nevada in Spanish) covers part of the Sierra Nevada range and has a number of interesting species of animals.

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  • Andaventur Granada Adventure Company. Outdoor sports in the Sierra Nevada National park and Granada province, tandem paraglider flights, canyoning, hiking, ski, rock climbing, horse riding.
  • Sierra Nevada Ski Resort (from Granada ring road follow the signs for Sierra Nevada; roughly 2hr drive from Malaga airport and 45min from Granada airport; buses available from Granada), +34 902 708 090. Europe's most southern ski resort generally open for skiing and snowboarding from December until the end of April. The resort itself is built on a steep hillside and the base is at 2200m with the highest point at 3300m. There are 103km of pistes and the range of pistes go from a flat beginners area with a "magic carpet" through to Green, Blue, Red and Black. There is also a children's only area called the "Dream Land". Skiing, snowboarding, hiking, dogsledding, skating, spa.

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