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IN THE HEART OF SIERRA NEVADA

By following the routes marked by the resort or following your own, the visitor can tackle routes as difficult as desired. Loma Dílar, Virgen de las Nieves, Veleta or Laguna de las Yeguas are only the proposals put on paper that run down the slopes of Sierra Nevada right in the middle of a national park full of possibilities.

Routes map

Laguna de las Yeguas

Route Green 

Distance: 1.185m

Vertical drop: 139m

Difficult: easy

Green (easy)

Virgen de las Nieves

Route ORANGE

Distance: 2.580m

Vertical drop: 84m

Difficult: easy

Las Chorreras

Route BLACK

Distance: 3.670m

Vertical drop: 81 m.

Difficult: easy

Veleta

Route RED

Distance: 4.385m

Vertical drop: 373m

Difficult: medium

El observatorio

Route YELLOW

Distance: 1.950m

Vertical drop: 205m

Difficult: easy

Fuente Alta

Route PURPLE

Distance: 2.780m

Vertical drop: 350m

Difficult: medium

GREEN: Laguna de las Yeguas

The route starts at 3,000 metres, the highest point of the chairlift, taking us to the Laguna de las Yeguas and providing the great melting snow show, both at the large lagoon at the head of the Dílar River as well as in the Lagunillos de la Virgen, located at about one kilometre higher up. There, the Mediterranean high mountain ecosystem can be seen in full splendour.

Technical Informations

Route length 1.185 m.
Duration (one way) 30 min.
Starting altitude 3.025 m.
Vertical drop 135 m.
Difficulty Easy
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ORANGE: Virgen de las nieves

From Borreguiles, a gentle route that reaches the monument to the Virgen de las Nieves, a historic postcard view of Sierra Nevada. The panoramic views of the Barranco de San Juan from this area and the frequent presence of ibex are other attractions to be found on this route.

Technical information

Route length 2.580 m.
Duration (one way) 1h. 25min.
Starting altitude 2.684 m.
Vertical drop 84 m.
Difficulty Easy
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BLACK: Las Chorreras

This route begins in Borreguiles and heads towards the Prados del Piornal, leaving behind the Sierra Nevada Natural Park and diving into the National Park that serves as the divide between the municipalities of Monachil and Dílar. Once you reach the Dílar River basin (the river begins its journey at Lagunillas de la Virgen, at an altitude of 3000 m), you can observe the wet pastures that are known as “borreguiles” (the Spanish for sheep grazing pastures). These meadows cover large areas of the river banks and are home to a wide range of vegetation as well as being the habitat of a large part of Sierra Nevada species, including the renowned plantago nivalis plant. It is also highly likely that you will come across Iberian ibexes (capra pyrenaica hispanica). At its end, the route once again enters the Natural Park, with its end point coinciding with the Laguna and Dílar chair lift areas.

Technical information                                                                       

Route length 3.670 m.
Duration (one way) 2h. 30min.
Starting altitude 2.700 m.
Vertical drop 81 m.
Difficulty Easy
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RED: Veleta

The great classic route of the resort takes you from the highest chairlift station along the old Veleta track to the emblematic peak of Sierra Nevada. Along the way the hiker will be able to find the Posiciones del Veleta, a strategic point from which the San Juan Valley and the great peaks of the Penibetica mountain range can be spotted.

Technical information                                                                                                                           

Route length 4.385 m.
Duration (one way) 2h. 20min.
Starting altitude 3.028 m.
Vertical drop 375 m.
Difficulty Medium
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Observatorio route

This is a short walk (1950 m in length) that heads towards the heart of Borreguiles after beginning at the Laguna de Las Yeguas. Just 300 metres into the route, you will be able to see one of the largest wet pastures (“borreguiles”) located at the headwaters of the Dílar River. Continuing along the route, 500 metres further along, you will come across the “Collado de la Laguna”, from which you can view the Monachil River basin with Borreguiles in the background. This stretch is the border between Sierra Nevada National Park and Sierra Nevada Natural Park. This division between the two areas also acts as the boundary between the municipalities of Monachil and Dílar. You will also be able to see Sierra Nevada Astronomy Observatory (700 metres away) and Sierra Nevada Radiotelescope with its enormous antenna that is 30 metres in diameter.

Technical information                     

Route length 1.950 m.
Duration (one way) 1h.
Starting altitude 2.684 m.
Vertical drop 205 m.
Difficulty Easy
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Fuente Alta

This walk enables you to take a step back in time and see how life was for Sierra Nevada inhabitants by walking past some old, traditional farmhouses. You will see a clear example of this with the Suerte de Fuente Alta, situated 700 metres from the beginning of the route. Amidst this paradise, visitors can have a rest during the walk and enjoy the fabulous views of the surrounding forest at the foothills of the Pico del Veleta, to the south-east. The walk covers areas of mainly dense conifer forest (containing Scots pines and black pines) that has been reforested. It is interspersed with open pastures that coincide with the location of old farmhouses (Suerte de Zangarria, Suerte del Tomate, Suerte del Visuejo, and more).

Technical information                                                                                          

Route length 7.290 m.
Duration (one way) 3h. 30min.
Starting altitude 2.150 m.
Vertical drop 125 m.
Difficulty Medium
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