Cerro Lucero (1.774m.)

One of the most emblematic peaks of Sierra de Almijara, a classic climb to the top. Beside the characteristic pyramid-shape, this mountain is famous for being the witness of many battles between the Maquis (Spanish guerrillas) and the Civil Guard.

There is still a ruin of a Guardia Civil’s barracks on the top of the Lucero. With a bit of luck we can glimpse Mountain Goats, Golden and Bonelli’s Eagles. The views at the top are stunning, huge sweeps of Granada province. On clear days we can see Gibraltar and many miles of the coast of Africa.

Option 1. El Lucero from Puerto Blanquillo

This is the shortest route to the peak. The route begins in Puerto Blanquillo (1,200 m.) in Canillas de Albaida where we will be driven to, a 50 minutes journey from Cómpeta.

Once in Puerto Blanquillo, we will ascend to Puerto de Cómpeta. Here we are leaving the province of Málaga and entering that of Granada.

On a clear day we will have a good view of Sierra Nevada. After passing an abandoned marble quarry we will start to ascend again to Cerro Lucero passing through Collado de la Perdíz (Col of the partridge) and Coladero de los mosquitos (Col of the mosquitoes) from where path continues in multiple zigzags to the summit.

  • Distance

    10,5 km. (6,50 mi.)

  • Ascent

    780 m. (2,560 ft.)

  • Overall grade

    Moderate

  • Terrain

    Tracks and footpaths

  • Location

    Cómpeta

  • Duration

    5 – 6 hours + transfers (1,5 hours)

  • Highest point

    1774 m. (5,820 ft.)

  • Season

    All year. 

Prices

Group € / person
2 45
3 40
4 40
5 35
6 35

Option 2. Cerro Lucero from Fábrica de la Luz (picnic site) in Canillas de Albaida

This is a longer option of the option 1. On this route, we will start with a short transfer to Fábrica de la Luz in Canillas de Albaida. This hike follows the Turvilla river (more like a stream) and passes by the Cueva del Melero (Honey makers cave), a lovely chestnut grove and some farms. Following our way we will reach Puerto Blanquillo (The White Pass).

  • Distance

    22 km. (13,5 mi.)

  • Ascent

    1.400 m. (4,593 ft.)

  • Overall grade

    Very difficult

  • Terrain

    Tracks, footpaths

  • Location

    Cómpeta

  • Duration

    9 – 10 hours

  • Highest point

    1774 m. (5,820 ft.)

  • Season

    All year. 

Prices

Group € / person
2 45
3 40
4 40
5 35
6 35

Minimum age: 14 years old.

Included:

  • Qualified local mountain guide.
  • Packed lunch: sandwich, drink, energetic bar, piece of fruit and cake.
  • Photos.
  • Transfers.

Recommendations:

  • Hiking or sports clothing.
  • Walking shoes or boots (advisable boots).
  • Solar protection (hats, caps, etc.).
  • Sunscreen.
  • 2 litres of water and some food.

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