The Natural Park of Sierra de las Nieves

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Walking in the Sierra de Las Nieves Natural Park

The Sierra de Las Nieves Natural Park has over 30 different routes, of varying difficulties and offering different scenery and underground conditions. Many mountain walkers choose to go up Torrecilla, 1,919 metres, a long but non- technical hike. Other walks are along tracks that join villages, or ancient footpaths that were used by local shepherds and other tradesmen. Given the average height of the Natural Park and the type of terrain, spectacular views of mountains and the Mediterranean are common, as well as of the Straits of Gibraltar and the north of Africa.

It is not uncommon to spot mountain goats, and a highlight is to see the unique Spanish Firs close up, with their unique pine needles.

Amongst other activities available is caving, where enthusiasts may descend into the GESM, at 1,101 metres deep.


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