Guejar Sierra is a perfect base of all kind of sports activities, you can hike from the B&B, take the car and be at the skistation in 30 minutes, horsebackriding, biking and much more...
Sierra Nevada National Park is a perfect location for many beautiful hikes. This is just a selection:
A very famous one is Vereda de las Estrellas. This route incorporates one of the classic hikes of the Sierra Nevada, it forms a circuit using a higher path on the other side of the valley, which gives you a more open view of the rugged north faces of the three highest peaks in the mountain range -Mulhacén, Veleta and Alcazaba. A long walk, but well worth the effort. The scenery in this deep valley is stunning, and the Vereda de la Estrella path, originally built to access the Estrella copper mine, is a feat of engineering. If the full walk seems too much, it's still worth considering going part way along the main path.
Lavaderos de la Reina means “the Queen’s washing place”. It is an area of lush meadows fed by mountain springs. By far the best time to visit is in late spring or early summer, when the melting snow feeds the gushing streams. The first part of the route also gives some great views of the Sierra Nevada. This is a long walk, but not particularly difficult, although there is a steady climb at the beginning, and you also need to clamber down some rocks beside the waterfall. Remember to check the conditions locally before you go - the area can still be snow-covered well into May or even June.
There are many more possibilities to hike, also shorter hikes and we have many maps in the B&B at your disposal. You can also find maps and hikes on the website of TREK SIERRA NEVADA
Skiing in Pradollano
We have up to 110 km piste in de winter at 30 minutes drive from the B&B. The ski resort is called Sol y Nieve y is divided in two stations. The village Pradollano at 2000m and station Borreguiles at 2500m. The ski lifts take you up till 3000m, just under the top of the Veleta. There are ski slopes for everyone, for the beginners and little ones till the very experienced skiers among us. Skiing is usually possible from December till May.
In the summer, July and August, the lifts are open again for hikers, bikers and down hill biking.
For more information go the oficial site of Sierra Nevada
Biking (MTB) and roadbiking
The B&B is a perfect base for mountain biking with beautiful trails, with or without a gide, with gps or just a map. Sierra Nevada is also a paradise for road bikes. Almost every year la Vuelta de España passes through Monachil to Sierra Nevada and last year passed through Güéjar Sierra and up the Haza Llana with climbs up to 22% to finish at the visitors center of Sierra Nevada.
If you wish to rent a roadbike and do some serious touring, we can offer you a specialised dutch guide who knows all about great routes to do and has excellent bikes for rent: Rent-a-bici
Of course you can hire or bring a mountainbike or motor bike and go by yourself in the mountains, but Joël is also a very fanatic cyclist and also a motor driver. He will be very happy to guide and accompany you on beautiful daytrips.
Horseback riding in Sierra Nevada
In the mountains, at 15 minutes by car, lies the beautiful rustic cortijo las Encinillas, where Victor runs a horse centre in the old cortijo of his family. You can have a trip from 1 hour up to several days in the Sierra Nevada. Victor speaks also English. Go to the website of the Holly Oak.