Things to Know Before Driving to Refugio de Las Hoyas in Almeria

Refugio de Las Hoyas is a high mountain refuge at an elevation of 1.981m (6,499ft) above the sea level, located in Almería province, in the autonomous community of Andalusia, Spain.

Refugio de Las Hoyas

Tucked away in the arid southeastern part of the country, the road to the summit is totally unpaved. A 4x4 vehicle is recommended. The road is 11.5km (7.14 miles) long, running east-west from Alto Velefique to Collado Venta Luisa.

Set high in the Sierra de Los Filabres mountain range, access to the refuge is typically open all year round. In summers the area can be extremely hot.

Pic: Diego Fernández Sánchez