Walking Alpujarras

Snowshoeing in Las Alpujarras & Sierra Nevada


Throughout the winter months snow is plentiful and with some great trails offering magical scenery, snowshoers will find this a wonderful destination. Furthermore, snowshoers of every level of experience will find sufficient trails to meet their desires and needs.

Nearly everyone is a little nervous or intimidated when trying out a new sport. Snowshoeing, however, is a sport that anyone can enjoy on your first time out. Now you're ready for your first snoeshoeing adventure?

When and Where Can I Snowshoe?

WHERE: Some of our popular routes are

Puente Palo - easy access, forests and open hillsides
Hoya de la Mora and Barranco de San Juan - high snow-bowls in a quiet valley
Hoya del Portillo - above the white village of Capileira. Various excursions possible from here
Casa Forestal La Pluca and Las Alegas - a high dirt track allows access to forests and hillsides up to 2700m, with superb views to Mulhacen, Veleta and the other main Sierra Nevada peaks
Puerta de la Ragua - A 2000m high road pass to the East of the Sierra Nevada. Forests, open hillsides and simple peaks available
Sierra de Huetor - we have worked out some marvellous round trip tours through the pine forests of this magnificent Natural Park
Cumbres Verdes - when the snow is low and access to our 4WD vehicles is possible the Cumbres Verdes gives entertaining and variable snowshoeing in dry ravines and green valleys


We can offer showshoeing tours during December to May (as long as there's at least 4 inches snow on the ground). Snowshoeing is a great activity and when you have a pair of them, there're no more excuses for not getting out and enjoying winter.

We have snowshoes available from well know makes such as Tubbs, Salomen and Camp. Hire costs are included in the tour guided prices.