Walking in Güéjar Sierra, Granada
The 21st of February 2016 was a perfect day for a hike. In the morning there was a cold breeze, but during the hike the sun was peeking through the clouds. This Sunday was a day where 15 people started to do a walking trip in Güéjar Sierra. For me, it was the first hike in this area. Everyone was really excited and happy to enjoy each others’ company. The group was made up of two men and 13 women.
First, we walked a kilometre or so uphill and we already had a brilliant view of the countryside. A well-designed zig zag made the walk easy. It was a pity that the view was covered in mist. The landscape in this area is fantastic and very interesting. We crested at the peak of Los Parapetos (1750m) and got to see some bunkers from the Spanish Civil War in the 30’s. Teresa, our guide, explained the story of them in a very detailed way. We came across a number of circular stone structures. That’s where we took a group picture and captured the peaks of the Sierra Nevada perfectly. We had a great view of Mulhacén and Pico del Veleta.
The short winter had left its mark and we found some little patches of snow up there. But we also got to see some little spring flowers on the way. Little crocuses were coming to life.
We descended into the valley. During this part we came across some giant natural stone pillars. They were huge, very impressive and formed by erosion. Finally the path came to an end and we walked further towards the village.
Güéjar Sierra is a small village with about 3000 inhabitants. There we had – of course – some beers and tapas. We talked about our impressions of the trip and were happy to get a cold drink.
I really enjoyed the trip. The views were stunning and very impressive. We had really good weather conditions and the participants were great. If you are coming to the Sierra Nevada, you definitely need to do a walking trip in Güéjar Sierra to get to see the magnificent views along the way.
I absolutely recommend to join Sierra y Sol for a trip. It will be always an adventure!