Exploring Andalucia with the Nomads

Nature Jun 09, 2021

Some time ago, during the onset of the Covid crisis in 2020, I decided to form a small local walking group. The objective was simple. With an organised series of weekly walks I would be forced to get out and do a major hike each week. This would improve my health and fitness accordingly and, with partial lock downs in mind, would keep me in touch with human beings outside of supermarkets! I named the group "Alpujarra Nomads".

Although I kicked this off in the autumn of 2020 it wasn't until 2021 that the group got really established and we started having a regular amount of members. The Group's "MeWe" Social Page states the following

A small, private & friendly, hiking community exploring trails in the Alpujarras, Sierra Nevada and Andalucia

  • small & friendly local walking/scrambling group
  • find new walking companions
  • create your own hiking event!
  • car and petrol sharing
  • dogs welcome (travel in owners car)

Why MeWe? Why not! Anything to dissipate the dominance of Facebook and MeWe is quite a good platform for small groups

The Story So Far

MAR 14 Sunday - Silleta de Padul, Cumbres Verdes

MAR 23 Tuesday - Corazon de la Sandia, Cumbres Verdes

MAR 31 Wednesday - Giralda circular from Saleres, Lecrin Valley

APR 7 Wednesday - Taha del Pitres Ruta Medieval, Alpujarras

APR 13 Tuesday - Majalijar ridge, Sierra de Huetor

APR 29 Thursday - Ascent of PeƱabon, Trevelez, Sierra Nevada

MAY 4 Tuesday - Ascent of Cerro Alfaro, Tabernas, Almeria

MAY 11 Tuesday - Barranco del Cerezo, Hoya Portillo, GR240 Circular, Sierra Nevada

MAY 18 Tuesday - Cerro Lucero Circular, Sierra de Almijara

MAY 25 Tuesday - Penon de la Mata, Scrambling, Sierra de Huetor

JUN 8 Tuesday - Acequia los Hechos and Lagunilla Puesta Cura, Sierra Nevada



An ex boring accountant now mountaineer & adventurer, living & working full time in Spain's Sierra Nevada. Cicerone Guidebook author. Expeditions to Patagonia & Kamchatka. Bit of a Grumpy Old Man!