Sierra Nevada Trek | DEBRA UK
Fri 7 - Tue 11 Jul 2023 Capileira, Spain

Sierra Nevada Trek | DEBRA UK

Discover Spain’s beautiful Sierra Nevada on this charity trek, which culminates with the highest mountain on the Iberian Peninsula, Mount Mulhacén at 3,428m.

  • Fri 7 - Tue 11 Jul 2023
Capileira, Capileira

Sierra Nevada Trek | DEBRA UK



Age 18 & over

  • 3 days trekking


Over a long weekend, you will embark on an adventure in a hidden region of Spain, discovering sheltered valleys, lush green gorges, winding watercourses and high-mountain villages. Guided all the way, you'll explore wild landscapes uphill from the Mediterranean coast and every day you'll get up-close with nature, enjoy wholesome food and top up your vitamin D in the beautiful sunshine.


  • Summer charity challenge trek

    Head deep into Andaucia's Sierra Nevada mountain range in southern Spain.

  • Climb Mount Mulhacen

    Mainland Spain's highest mountain (3,482m) and the third highest in continental Europe.

  • 5-day itinerary

    Jam-packed with wonderful Spanish hospitality, pretty mountain villages and views for miles.

  • Low costs

    Register for £150, then choose to self-fund your trip or raise sponsorship.

  • Support the charity DEBRA

    Each trekker will be supporting people with the painful skin condition, EB.

  • All fitness levels
  • Newcomers
  • Teams


  • Day 1 | London to Malaga

    On arrival transfer from the airport and travel to the village of Capileria (1,450m) in the heart of the Alpujarras, and at the foothills of the Sierra Nevada. After checking into the hotel and having dinner, there will be a trek briefing about the adventure ahead and enjoy wonderful Spanish hospitality. 

  • Day 2 | Capileira to Capileira (circuit route)

    Today the adventure begins around the Poqueira Valley through the three whitewashed villages of the region. The Alpujarra offer a combination of outstanding scenery and this is experienced today along old bridle paths and through Holm Oak and Chestnut forests and even cross the river twice! Return to the same hotel in Capileira for dinner. 

  • Day 3 | Capileira (1,450m) to Refuge Poqueira (2500m) (trek for 5-6 hours)

    After a typical Spanish breakfast the group sets off for the first stage of the trek. Leave Capileira, one of Spain’s highest villages (at around 1,450m) and follow the Poqueira Gorge and head up into open mountain terrain above the tree line. This is where you will first see Mulhacen (3,482m). Reach the refuge nestled in a protected area. Much of the area looks barren from a distance; however up close you will see it's rich with flowers, woods, springs and streams. Here it is time to relax, enjoy a drink and a wholesome evening meal and look forward to the challenge tomorrow.

  • Day 4 | Refuge (2,500m) to Mulhacén (3,482m) to Granada (1,500m) (trek for 7-9 hours)

    Leave the refuge and head to the highest summit of the range and of Spain’s mainland, Mulhacén (3,482m). At the summit the group will have spectacular views of the Sierra Nevada range and the beautiful city of Granada. Then go westwards, descending to the Mountain Lake, La Caldera at 3,000 metres and follow the ridge across the north side of the Sierra Nevada, reaching the ski station of Prado Llano. From here the group will get transported down to Granada (35kms). Tonight everyone will toast their achievements with celebratory drinks and dinner. Then the fun can really begin - a chance to explore the city by night for those with enough energy. 

  • Day 5 | Depart Malaga

    Before the flight to the UK, there may be opportunity to explore the cultural delights of Granada – if you only see one city in Spain it should be Granada! Transfer to Malaga airport for direct flight to the UK. 

  • Accommodation
  • Mountains
  • Rural
  • Toilets

Event HQ


  • Mountainous
  • Out and back

Route highlights

  • Discover hidden Spain

    Sheltered valleys, lush green gorges, winding watercourses, cultivated terraces and high mountain villages.

  • Moorish history

    Evidence of the last Moorish stronghold in Spain still stands today, with the remains of Moorish castles and palaces dominating hillsides and villages.

  • Explore Granada's Alhambra

    Spend leisure time soaking in the wonders of this famous hilltop fortress.

  • T-shirt


  • Professional challenge organisation
  • Fundraising expertise and materials
  • Flights
  • Airport pick-up and transfers to accommodation in Capileria
  • 4 nights' accommodation
  • Food and drinks throughout the trekking challenge
  • Support team including Mountain Guides, drivers and charity representative
  • Transfers back to Malaga Airport
  • DEBRA t-shirt
  • Exclusive social groups to meet fellow trekkers

Not Included

  • Airport taxes
  • Personal hiking gear (boots, clothing etc)
  • Travel insurance
  • Ad hoc costs such as tips, extra drinks or souvenirs

  • Fundraising materials
  • Fundraising required
  • Fundraising support
  • Submit fundraising up to 1 month after event


Providing care and support to individuals and families affected by Epidermolysis Bullosa (EB).

DEBRA is the national charity that supports individuals and families affected by Epidermolysis Bullosa (EB) – a painful genetic skin blistering condition which, in the worst cases, can be fatal. Debra funds pioneering research and provides care and support to individuals and families living with EB.

  • Age 18 & over
  • Entries open
  • Enter online
  • Fundraising required

Option 1: Fundraise

  • Register for £150.
  • Raise £1550 sponsorship for DEBRA.

Option 2: Self-fund

  • Register for £150.
  • Pay balance of £725.
  • Raise as much sponsorship as you can for DEBRA.

Entry fees

Registration fee