Today we present one of the star routes for mountain and hiking lovers: the ascent to the Veleta peak in Sierra Nevada. The Veleta is the second highest peak of Sierra Nevada with 3,398 meters of altitude. It is only surpassed by the Mulhacén, which with its 3,482 meters of height, is the highest point of the Iberian Peninsula.
In the following post we tell you everything you need to know about the ascent to the Veleta and why it is perfect to get started in the high mountain. So now you know, if you like hiking but you are not very used to high mountain trekking, this route is perfect for you. Let’s get started!
Sierra Nevada – the Veleta peak and its 3,482 metres
The Veleta peak, despite not being the highest point of Sierra Nevada, is undoubtedly the star. Probably the fame comes from its proximity to the ski resort of Sierra Nevada or its greater accessibility compared to the Mulhacén.
Although it may seem unbelievable for such a high point, there is a road that goes almost to the top. However, this road is closed to traffic and access is only allowed to buses authorized by the Junta de Andalucía.