JUNE 29, 2022

Sierra Nevada opens the summer season this Saturday with activities to enjoy the high mountains

Sierra Nevada launches on Saturday 2 July the summer facilities and programmes with which the ski resort of Granada opens to the enjoyment and knowledge of the high mountain with summer activities of nature, sport, astronomy and music for all audiences.

This Saturday the resort will open the summer ski lifts (Borreguiles cable car and Veleta chairlift) and the Mirlo Blanco activities area, which will be joined next weekend by the heated swimming pool at the Montebajo sports club and the Trevenque aparthotel.

It will also be the starting signal for the sports, cultural, nature and astronomy programmes. This opening weekend will start with two of the most popular summer activities in the resort, such as the sunrises and sunsets from the Veleta. The first sporting event of the season will also take place with the fearsome Vertical Kilometre of Sierra Nevada.

From then on, more than 40 activities will take place mainly on weekends until the end of the summer season on 28 August.

If the astronomy programme, together with the sunrises and sunsets from El Veleta, will have its most awaited activity in the Night of the Perseids, the cultural programme will recover this summer's collaboration with the FEX to offer a concert by the group Apache (8 July). However, the rock festival Sierra Nevada por Todo lo Alto will once again be the highlight of the summer music programme (19 and 20 August).

The hiking and nature activities will once again revolve around the lagoons around the Veleta and the headwaters of the river Dílar, and the peaks closest to Pradollano, such as the Veleta, Tajos de la Virgen, Elorrieta and Mulhacén.

The recovery of the Sierra Nevada Triathlon and the change of route of the Sierra Nevada Límite are the most important new features of the sports calendar, which will include classic races such as the Vertical Kilometre, the Veleta Cycle Tour and the Pico Veleta International Hill Climb.

The festivity of the Virgen de las Nieves in Pradollano, from 4 to 7 August, will once again include, after two years of suspension, the traditional pilgrimage to the Tajos de la Virgen.

During the summer, a good number of restaurants and accommodation establishments will guarantee the summer enjoyment of the Sierra Nevada, where the high mountain scenery and mild temperatures will once again be the main attractions.

SUMMER 2022 SPORTS AND CULTURAL PROGRAMME

3rd July: Vertical Kilometre (mountain race)

8 July: Concert by the group Apache

16th July: Sierra Nevada Límite (cycle touring)

17th July: Cycle tourism climb to the Veleta

24th July: Sierra Nevada Triathlon

4-7 August: Virgen de las Nieves Fiestas

7 August: Pico Veleta International Hill Climb (ultra-distance)

12 August: Night of the Perseids.

19/20 August: Rock Festival Sierra Nevada por Todo lo Alto (Sierra Nevada Rock Festival)

ASTRONOMY 2022 PROGRAMME

Sunrise from El Veleta: 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 July // 7, 13, 14, 21, 28 August.

Sunset from El Veleta: 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 July // 6, 12, 13, 14, 21, 28 August.

Discover the SN sky: 30 July // 6 and 20 August

Visit to the observatory: 23 July // 6 and 20 August

Hiking under the Stars: 9 and 23 July

HIKING PROGRAMME

Sierra Nevada Lagoons: 8, 9 and 23 July

Los Machos - Veleta: 9 July

Tajos de la Virgen - Elorrieta: 17 July and 14 August

Veleta - Mulhacén: 30 July, 13 and 27 August

 

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