Tourist bus from Capileira to Mulhacen

During Spring, Summer and Autumn, there are daily tourist buses organised by the National Park, departing from outside the tourist information office in Capileira at 8.30am. During high season we highly recommend you check in advance for places on the bus either by phone or email, as numbers are limited to 24. The one and a half hour journey costing 4 euros will take you up to 3,000 metres, as far as the mirador de Trevelez which is just below Mulhacen. This is where the bus leaves you for 5 hours to walk to the top of Mulhacen, Siete Lagunas and the peaks of Veleta. You can then catch the bus back to Capileira. Alternatively you can buy a one way ticket and walk back, either to Trevelez which is well sign posted and takes about two and a half hours, or to Capileira. Although it is 3,000 metres, there is no strenuous climbing involved and the walk is fine for children aged 10 and above. You can also come down directly to Cortijos ReyFini, but you need some kind of guide. Like every summer, the Junta de Andalucía offers an environmental interpretation service to access the highest peaks of the Parque Nacional y Parque Natural de Sierra Nevada. On the southern slopes, this ´Servicio de Interpretación de Altas Cumbres (S.I.A.C)´ consists of a guided tour by minibus from Capileira (1,432 m) up to the Alto del Chorrillo or Mirador de Trevélez (2,700 m). This can be the starting point for different hikes, like going up the Mulhacén (3,482 m) the highest mountain of the Spanish mainland. A timetable and prices can be found on the website of the Parque Nacional y Natural de Sierra Nevada of de Ministerio de Medio Ambiente. There will be several buses during the weekends and for groups on reservation from Mondays to Fridays. For reservations or more information you can contact the Capileira Information Point. The telephone number as found on the brochure and on the website is no longer used; the new number is 958-763090.