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Enjoy multi-day guided walking and scrambling in the little-explored forests and crags of the Sierra de Huetor range. The hills and forests offer the intrepid explorer a magnificent insight into the days when there were few paths into the mountainous areas.
At just 2,000 metres in height, the Sierra de Huetor are quite a bit smaller than their more famous neighbours, the Sierra Nevada, but what they lack in size they more than make up for in raw natural beauty. With just a handful of hikers visiting the range each month – and no obvious trails or paths - the Sierra de Huetor has a wild frontier quality that’s hard to find anywhere in Europe these days, let alone in southern Spain. The mountains abound with animal and plant life; look out for owls, lizards, wild cats and the elusive golden eagle. The oak and maple forests are the ideal place to spot Mediterranean and North African bird species, while on the higher slopes you’ll find limestone crags with great scrambling and climbing potential.
This challenging and equally inspiring six day walking trek of the Sierra de Huetor takes you through remote mountain terrain, less trodden by the hiking community. Expect long days involving six to eight hours of walking and maybe more when crossing peaks and passes. The ground is rocky and you will be venturing across loose scree at times. Some routes may reach high altitudes, with occasional significant daily ascents (1000m is the average maximum). Weather at these heights is changeable and can vary between extremes of hot and cold. Facilities are likely to be basic on the slopes and peaks. If you like the idea of a week in the raw wilderness of the mountains this is definitely the trek for you.
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