If you are in Granada don't miss the chance to see the Sierra Nevada!
The Sierra Nevada is definitely a place not to be missed on your trip to Andalucia.
It offers a multitude of activities to enjoy the snow. Activities at Mirlo Blanco, snowshoeing, night skiing, first slopes are just some of the proposals to live unique experiences in a magical environment.
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The mountain range
The Sierra Nevada is a mountain massif in southern Spain located in the region of Andalusia. The mountain range extends for about 75 kilometers in the central and south-eastern part of the province of Granada and covers part of the southwestern area of the province of Almeria.
The mountain range includes the highest mountain in the Iberian Peninsula, the monte Mulhacén, which represents, after the Alps, the highest peak in Western Europe.
Rivers, gorges, ravines, lakes and the beautiful cultivated valleys of the Alpujarra are an ideal landscape for hiking, biking and horseback riding.
In 1986 the Sierra Nevada was declared UNESCO biosphere reserve. Due to its landscape and botanical value, much of the territory has been included in the Sierra Nevada National Park (the largest Spanish national park with an extension of 86 hectares that is home to about 2100 species of plants and about 5 ibex).
Skiing and snowboarding at night
On Saturday the slopes El Rio and Maribel.
Thursday (from January 17), on the El Río track
From next January 17th, night skiing will be extended to Thursday, only on the El Rio slope, from 19.00 pm to 21.30 pm.
The Sierra Nevada offers night skiing on the illuminated slopes of El Río and Maribel, between the area of Borreguiles (2.700m) and Pradollano (2.100m).
Discover the sky of the Sierra Nevada
For groups (minimum 10 adults)
The participant will be able to enjoy the wonders of the Universe, combining pleasant explanations with the use of astronomical equipment.
Price: € 35 / person
Duration: 1 hour and 30 approximately.
For the whole family. Enjoy the snow without wearing skis
Unique roller coasters, magic carpets, slides all at an altitude of 2.100 meters. The Mirlo Blanco activity park has been designed so that you can enjoy the snow without having to put on your skis. And don't forget to try the main attraction, a roller coaster that will make you fly across the snow.
Access to the Mirlo Blanco activity area is limited to persons over the age of 6.
In the case of the roller coaster, children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult.
During the summer period:
The ski resort allows you to enjoy mountain biking, horseback riding and canyoning. Finally, from Pradollano it is possible to reach an altitude of 2645 meters thanks to a cable car.
It is also possible to reach the two highest peaks of the Sierra Nevada, Mulhacén and Veleta, but given the difficulty of the route, the excursion is recommended only for professionals or at least to be well equipped and well trained.
To sleep there are three refuges: Refugio Poqueira, bookable and for a fee, Refugio Vivac La Caldera and Refugio Vivac La Cariguela, free and not bookable.
About 23 kilometers from Granada, on the A395 in the direction of the Sierra Nevada ski resort, there is an information center to learn everything about the Sierra Nevada.
Information and reservations:
Telephone: 902 70 80 90
Official website: sierranevada.es
How to go to the Sierra Nevada
Sierra Nevada is well connected. The mountains are located southeast of Granada and the distance from Granada to the Sierra Nevada is approximately 21 km.
The Autocares Tocina company offers buses from Granada to the Sierra Nevada at the exit of the Granada bus station. The program (during the season) is from Monday to Friday: 8:00, 10:00 and 17:00; holidays, Saturdays and Sundays and: 8:00, 10:00, 15:00 and 17:00. To return to Granada it is possible to take the bus to Pradollano from Monday to Friday: 9:00, 16:00 and 18:00, on holidays, Saturday and Sunday: from 9:00 to 13:00, from 16:00 to 18:00. Of course, skis and other sports equipment are allowed on this bus. The ticket price is 5 euros, purchased at the bus station in Granada.
In the car
From the E-902 / A-44 highway, take exit 132 towards Ronda Sur / Sierra Nevada / Alhambra to take the A-395 road. In the tunnel, turn right to take exit 5B and join the A-395 towards Sierra Nevada / Pinos Genil. Attention, the exits located in the left lane are for the Alhambra and Granada. After the Sierra Nevada tunnel detour, after km 21, where the Hotel El Guerra is located, there is a detour, it is necessary to follow the A-395.
Attention, your GPS can make you turn left (Güéjar Sierra) to take the A-4025 road. You can reach the Sierra Nevada from this A-4025 road, but it is a longer and more difficult detour. If we stay on the A-395 about 5km later, we will see the signs indicating the entrance to the ski resort. At this point you have to choose where to leave the car because if you go straight you will reach the center of the station: Pradollano. Right at the entrance you have the Plaza de Andalucía car park, where the journey ends.
The price of the taxi to the Sierra Nevada depends on the weather conditions. If it snows and the taxi driver has to put the chains on the wheels, the price is around 100 euros. Under normal conditions the price is around 60 euros.
We just have to wish you a good excursion in the Sierra Nevada.