Biodiversity Trails in Sierra de las Nieves
La Sierra de las Nieves, encompassing an area of almost 940km2 and with a high point of 1919m (El Torrecilla), is a wonderfully scenic natural park that enjoys UNESCO Biosphere status. Characterised by the rugged relief of its landscape, its sharp peaks and its deep ravines, it also has many karstic zones where the limestone has been eroded into the distinctive formations that these areas are renowned for.
The unique vegetation includes elements typical to both Mediterranean and High Mountain areas. The main feature of the Park is the “Pinsapo”, or Mediterranean fir tree, together with several varieties of Oak, but we can also find Yew trees, Wild Olive trees, Horse Chestnut trees, Arbutus along with many more species.
Of all the animal species in the park, the most emblematic is the Ibex, but other mammals such as deer, fox, wild boar, mongoose, genet, marten and bobcat can be found too. We may also see amphibians and reptiles, and birds are abundant in the park.
Season: Year round.