Pueblos Blancos

 
Benamahoma

Llanos de Rabel Route

The Llanos de Rabel Route is perfect to enjoy without much effort and allows you to enter the Spanish fir forest that reaches the Pine Forest Sierra. A landscape that mixes streams and springs with local fauna and flora.

Olvera

Cultural Route to the Sanctuary of Los Remedios

The Cultural Route to the Sanctuary of Los Remedios is an itinerary that runs along the old path of the municipality to the De los Remedios Hermitage. On our way we will come across the Lavadero de Pino, an enclave of great tradition in Olvera that was used until the middle of the 20th century. In the Hermitage the patron saint of the town, the Virgen de los Remedios, is venerated, and her sanctuary is located in front of the Herriza de los Remedios, where the Pilgrimage of Quasimodo Monday is held.

Tajo del Águila Viewpoint

Another chance offered by Algar for hiking enthusiasts is to observe the scenic settlement offered by the Tajo del Águila viewpoint, one of the natural areas close to the Alcornocales Nature Reserve. From this natural balcony, we can observe different geographical landmarks such as the Picacho, the Salt Sierra, the Goats Sierra or the Two Sisters Sierra. The diversity of fauna and flora that this trail offers makes it a great option to get lost in nature. Nowadays, programmed activities such as horse riding and zip-line routes are also carried out, as well as the exploitation of tourist complexes, making it a very valuable center for visitors.

Prado del Rey

Equality Lookout

The Equality Lookout is located to the southeast of the municipality, from where we can get a panoramic view of Prado del Rey, part of the countryside and the Verdugo Hill, a geological landmark that protects the town from strong winds.

Olvera

Life on the Nasrid Frontier Route

The Life on the Nasrid Frontier Route is a tour of all the key points in Olvera where you can find remains of the ancient Muslim civilization that lived in the town. The highlights are the Quarter of la Villa, the Moorish castle, the Cilla and the towers of Del Pan and Los Olivillos. There are wineries owned by local families that produce a high quality must, which has earned the recognition of the whole region.

Algodonales-Los Nacimientos Path

The Algodonales-Los Nacimientos Path runs from the highest part of the municipality to the recreational area located almost at the top of the Sierra of Líjar. Along the way visitors can observe different pine and holm oak trees. One of the charms of the Sierra is the possibility of free flight activities throughout the year.

Benamahoma

Tesorillo Route

The Tesorillo Route starts at the Llanos del Campo Recreational Area. This is a short, low-difficulty itinerary that runs through quiet spots in direct contact with nature. The song of the charcoal burners will accompany the walkers along the route, which was once a place of great transit among the inhabitants of the different municipalities that make up the Sierra of Cadiz.

Alcalá del Valle Urban Route

The Alcalá del Valle Urban Route allows visitors to lose themselves among the streets of the municipality to reach two viewpoints from which you can enjoy views of the town. The Slope Viewpoint and El Tajo Viewpoint are halfway to the Kissing Corner, a unique and charming spot where couples can take a picture of themselves and bring back home a unique local souvenir.

Puerto Serrano

Toleta-Coripe Route

The Toleta-Coripe Route seeks to enhance the natural environment of the La Toleta Recreational Area. On its route it passes through La Angostura, a cavity caused by the erosion of the river. The route runs for 15 kilometers, which can only be done on foot, and most of it is a steady climb. There are many natural caves in the area, ideal for abseiling. Del Palilla Cave, the Bat Cave and Cave of the Doves are just a few examples of caves in the area.

Benaocaz

Pajaruco Bridge

The Pajaruco Bridge, over the namesake stream and very close to the town, is a stone construction with waterfalls abseiling areas.

Zahara-Arroyomolinos-Cueva del Susto Route

The Zahara – Arroyomolinos – Cueva del Susto Route starts at the source of tributary
and leads to the Cueva del Susto, a geological landmark that can be visited by both
professionals and beginners. The route also allows access to the recreational area of
Arroyomolinos, known for its artificial beach.

Puerto Serrano

Puerto Serrano-Zaframagón Route

Another of the most popular routes for cyclists is the Puerto Serrano-Zaframagón route. This is a path that mostly has no climbs, but with ups and downs, and offers a unique panoramic view from the Rock.

Grazalema

Saint’s Viewpoint

The Saint’s Viewpoint has a strong religious essence, as it was the protagonist of the Stations of the Cross centuries ago. In part of its cobblestones, we can still see pedestals and plinths that were used to place the cross.

Setenil de las Bodegas

Path of la Aguilera

The Path of la Aguilera links the municipality with Sierra Molina and, in turn, with the old path of Osuna. This route was of vital importance in its time, as it served as a link to Ronda.

Grazalema

Corros Hill Route

The trail begins in the same pass of Las Palomas. The route runs along a narrow path between pasture and scrubland, which leads to the peak of Coros Hill, where there is a geodesic vertex, from where you can also appreciate the breathtaking scenery.
As for the flora, on the shadiest slopes we find a thicker vegetation, mainly hawthorns and oaks and in the sunny areas, the vegetation is formed by shrub oaks, purple Jerusalem sages and grey-leaved cistus.

El Gastor

Sierra of Grazalema Natural Park

Part of the area in which El Gastor is located is in the Sierra of Grazalema Natural Park. Declared the first Biosphere Reserve in Spain by Unesco, it is one of the most visited areas in the south of the peninsula. The Zahara-El Gastor reservoir is located in the same area, an aquifer environment where different sports and fishing activities can be practiced.

El Bosque

River Path

The River Path runs along the course of the Majaceite River, between El Bosque and Benamahoma. Although it is approximately 5km long, it is suitable for children and people who are not used to hiking, due to the fact that the route is not very uneven. There is the possibility of doing a shorter route called “peri-urban path”, which starts at the Student Accommodation of El Bosque up to the Light Factory, from where we can take a detour that will lead us back to the municipality. It is recommended to follow the route in the direction of Benamahoma-El Bosque in order to walk downhill, although it is also possible to walk in the opposite direction.

Puerto Serrano

Toleta-Cañuelo Trail

The Toleta-Cañuelo trail leads to the Glory Hermitage, passing through the Pulpitillo. With a length of 6 kilometers, it can be done in an hour and a half and is of medium difficulty.

Grazalema

Hermitage of the Calvary Route

The Hermitage of the Calvary Route is a path that ends at one of the most charming religious temples in Grazalema. Despite being burnt down in 1936, the building continues to attract the attention of visitors thanks to the mantle of creepers that surrounds it. This path was used as a route for the Stations of the Cross in times gone by and its cobblestones still preserve the remains of the pedestals on which the cross was placed.

Algodonales

Path of the Cross

Path of the Cross departure from Algodonales. It runs along the south side of the Sierra of Líjar, in continuous ascent in its first section, up to the highest area, where the Sierra of Grazalema can be seen. During the route we will observe old lime kilns. It is a path of rocky sections and steep slopes.

El Gastor

Dolmen-Grajas Peak Route

The Dolmen-Grajas Peak Route runs along the monoliths and the peak of this plateau. A two hours duration itinerary that allows you to enjoy unique views, with the reservoir and the Sierra of Grazalema as main subject, as well as to admire the remains of these ancient collective burial sites.

Benamahoma

Pinsapar

The title of one of the 50 natural wonders of the world is more than justified, as the Sierra de Cadiz is home to a large number of flora species. From cork oaks and holm oaks to willows and ash trees cover the landscapes of the enclave. Undoubtedly, the Sierra de Grazalema has as its main protagonist the Pinsapar, which connects the town with Benamahoma. It is a walkable road that is home to the world’s largest concentration of Spanish firs, a type of fir tree with an intense green color and pyramidal shape that gives the landscape its characteristic touch.

Benaocaz

Benaocaz- Dornajo House- Fardela House Route

The Benaocaz- Dornajo House- Fardela House Route is a path that crosses the Sierras of the Caíllo and of the Endrinal and starts at the Chiquero spring, located in the municipality. Along a cobbled path, you start to ascend a route full of holm oaks which is occasionally used by livestock. The charm of the Dornajo House area lies in the remains of flint, a material used in the Copper Age to make tools. The route continues to the Dornajo House along path 87, which ends at Puerto del Boyar.

Arcos de la Frontera

El Romeral Path

The Romeral Path was originally a route intended for cycling, however, it is also suitable for pedestrians. The itinerary of this trail has been designed so that it can be followed from three different starting points, in addition to a shortcut at La Morla. This will make it possible to choose a longer or shorter route depending on which path is chosen.

El Gastor

The Pared del Tajo Algarín Route

The Pared del Tajo Algarín Route is designed to take visitors to the base of the Tajo crag. The path runs along an old track and crosses areas full of pine trees, olive groves and holm oak groves, a layer of trees that covers the sides of the path, creating a tunnel full of vegetation. The views from this path allow us to enjoy geological landmarks such as Olvera, the Peñón de Zaframagón and the Sierra de Grazalema.

Vereda de la Venta del Silletero Route

Another of the well-known routes in the town is the Vereda de la Venta del Silletero Route, also of low difficulty and characterized by the linearity of its route. Close to the reservoir, the area is located in the Guadalete countryside and surrounded by small hills.

Llano del Revés-Puerto Acebuche Route

The Llano del Revés – Puerto Acebuche Route allows you to cross the area of the
Natural Park and enjoy views such as the foothills of the Sierra and its characteristic
Spanish fir forest.

Tempul Path-Tajo del Águila Route

The Tempul Path Route, with its characteristic circular shape, runs through Algar, the Finca del Talancón and the Tajo del Águila. Starting from the Constitution Square, located in the town of Algar, we can reach the Tajo del Águila, passing through the Guadalcacín II Reservoir, the Tajo of the Talancón and the Peak of the Eagle. The ease of its route allows you to enjoy a pleasant walk through the Cadiz mountains, offering unbeatable views.

Benamahoma

Majaceite River Route

The Majaceite Route is, undoubtedly, an itinerary of great importance for the history of the region, since, along its route, which connects Benamahoma and El Bosque, we can find traces of ancient settlers. This trail, of great ease, runs along the banks of the river that gives its name to this route, populated by a rich variety of flora and fauna.

Prado del Rey

Pilgrimage Road

The Pilgrimage Road is made up of modified areas dominated by cereal crops and olive groves fields. After starting the descent, the pasture and brushes come to the fore, making it an ideal place for livestock farming. The route passes the Iptuci Salt Mines from where we can enjoy views of the Cabeza de Hortales and the Sierra of the Silla.

Arcos de la Frontera

Trail of Arcos’ Orchards

The Trail of Arcos’ Orchards stands out for the beauty of the landscapes it offers along its route. Along the way we can see from different perspectives the crag, stroll through the vicinity of the plains of the orchards of Arcos, the neighborhood next to the bridge of Saint Miguel or the river walk of the Guadalete River.

Tempul Path Route

One of the most popular is the Tempul Path Route, due to its easy access. It ends on the banks of the Guadalcacín II Reservoir, allowing visitors to spot the Goats Sierra and Salt Sierra. The route, with its gentle relief and low elevations, is used for livestock and agricultural production. The characteristics of the reservoir allow for water sports such as pedal boats and canoes, as well as fishing.

El Gastor

El Gastor – Zahara Reservoir Route

The El Gastor – Zahara Reservoir Route is a 2.5-kilometre walk along a path that formerly linked these two municipalities until the creation of the dam. The route crosses a path surrounded by farmland until it reaches the reservoir, where you can enjoy a swim, as well as activities such as fishing or water sports.

Bornos

Bank of the Bornos Reservoir

The Bank of the Bornos Reservoir is a path that starts at the Islita – a stone elevation surrounded by the Guadalete River in the shape of an island – and ends at the Bornos dam. The path, also designated “de la Angostura”, skirts the valley at its deepest point. Along the way it is possible to pass through tunnels and gorges, which make this route a unique attraction.

Ubrique

Sierra de Grazalema Natural Park

Between Cadiz and Malaga, we find one of the most recognizable natural environments in Andalusia, the Sierra de Grazalema Natural Park. Irregular reliefs, canyons and underground labyrinths of caves are some of the geological landmarks produced throughout history. The range of activities on offer in this environment goes from summit ascents to rock and wall climbing, in a setting of forests of holm oaks, cork oaks and Spanish firs, descendants of the fir trees of central Europe, which nowadays only live here.

Torre Alháquime

Old Road of Alcalá

Following the disuse of the CA-414 road, which used to connect Alháquime with Alcalá del Valle, the Town Council has reconditioned the road to serve as a pedestrian or cycle path. The Old Road of Alcalá is an 8-kilometre route that connects the two towns and runs alongside the “Tajo de las Canteras”, allowing visitors to enjoy the views of the village and the valley along the way.

Grazalema

Turret Route

The Turret Route starts in the vicinity of Benamahoma towards El Torreón, a unique geological balcony overlooking the Sierra of Cadiz. Along the route we will be able to see different species of birds of prey, as well as mountain goats, since this is their natural habitat. During the ascent we will appreciate changes in the vegetation, typical of the limestone territories. The route requires considerable effort to complete, although, with extreme caution, we will be rewarded with unforgettable scenery.

Zahara

Zahara-Dry Gorge Route

From Zahara we can take the Zahara – Dry Gorge route, a 5-hour walk that starts from a
spot full of local orchards to the Bocaleones stream. Afterwards, the section begins to
climb until it reaches the Gorge, an enclave from where we can enjoy unique views.

Benaocaz

Goatherd’s Leap.

The Goatherd’s Leap is a geological landmark in the Sierra of Cadiz, close to the municipality. The gorge, which is separated from its two peaks by a fault line, has a route of the same name which, over 7.6 km, offers a unique scenic enclave. This route links Benaocaz and Puerto del Boyar through the gorge, which is guarded by rock formations, fault lines, caves and galleries. We can enjoy panoramic views of the Sierra of the Silla, Albarracín, the Ferrets Reservoir or the Pine Forest Sierra from the highest peaks.

Olvera

Cerretillo Rock

The Cerretillo Rock is located on Victoria Street and is a green area created in 2010. This site has views that reach as far as the expansion district of the municipality, as well as the Sierra of Grazalema and the Serranía of Ronda.

Ubrique

Puerto Calvito Path

In the heart of the Sierra de Ubrique, we can walk along the Puerto Calvito Path, a 10.4 kilometer trail with rich vegetation typical of Mediterranean environments. Vultures, hawks and eagles soar through the skies along this route, while goats, foxes and deer roam the landscapes of this scenic enclave.

Villaluenga

Chasm of Villaluenga

Between the sierras of La Viña and El Caíllo, in the highest part of the valley of La Manga de Villaluenga, is the Villaluenga Canyon. This geological landmark has three of the four chasms that make up the Villaluenga-Alta Ruta-La Raja system: the Chasm of Villaluenga, of la Raja, Alta Ruta Chasm and Maki Chasm. Due to the large entrance cavity and its location, the Chasm of Villaluenga is the most attractive for speleological activities.

Ubrique

Los Alcornocales Natural Park

One of the main natural attractions of the area is the Los Alcornocales Natural Park, a scenic enclave located between the mountains and the Strait of Gibraltar Natural Park. The great variety of flora and fauna in the area, together with the enormous mass of trees that gives its name to the reserve, make this a place where you can lose yourself in nature and its views. In addition to hiking, the Natural Park offers alternative activities such as mountaineering, caving and canyoning.

Zahara-Puerto Las Palomas Route

Another of the hiking possibilities offered by the municipality is the Zahara – Puerto Las
Palomas Route. It is not very difficult and takes 2 hours to walk through landscapes that
go up to 1,157 meters, and where you can enjoy views of the Sierra of Zafalgar,
Grazalema and Sierra Margarita.

Ubrique

Route of the Viewpoints

To enjoy the different panoramic views that Ubrique has to offer, seven viewpoints have joined together to give name to a route. With a total of 3.15 kilometers, low difficulty and easy access, the Route of the Viewpoints connects the municipality from north to south and from east to west thanks to the seven corridors that make it up: the Summits’ Viewpoint, de Hermitage of Saint Antonio, de Ubrique Alto, the Hermitage of the Calvary, of the Olive Grove, of the Mojón de la Víbora and the Dog’s Old Vineyard.

El Gastor

Algarín Hill and Tajo

In the vicinity of El Gastor we find different geological landmarks such as the Algarín Hill and Tajo, a massif that is home to an enormous diversity of archetypal species of the hill geography of Cadiz. With an altitude of more than 1,000 meters, on the way up to its peak we can find various trails, as well as Bronze Age sites.

Puerto Serrano

Toleta-Zaframagón Route

Hikers can enjoy the Toleta-Zaframagón route, which is perfectly signposted on the Greenway. The itinerary has a great natural attraction through the landscapes of the Zaframagón Nature Reserve.

Prado del Rey

Pilar de los Playeros Road

Pilar de los Playeros Road runs from the town center to the source of water with a fountain with two spouts that gives its name to this path. This fountain is located on the side of the A-373R road, which links the town with Villamartín.

Benaocaz

Gothic Arch-Horzagal Tunnel Route

The starting point of the Gothic Arch-Horzagal Tunnel Route is the side of the El Parral Restaurant, from where we continue towards the Pajaruco Stream, crossing the Señorito Stream. After reaching the Pajaruco Stream, we come to the Ojito Nogal fountain to reach another stream, in this case the Piletas Brook. Once we reach this point, we can take the path towards the Mítano Valley or go around it. Once you return to the main path, the ascent to Jauletas begins. Once you have completed the ascent, you will reach a crossroads where you take the path to the right, which is marked by an arrow on the ground indicating that you should leave the path to reach the Horgazal Tunnel. If we decide not to leave the path and continue straight on, we will reach the Gothic Arch. Once you reach the tunnel, you can descend or climb up to the highest part, where you can enjoy spectacular views. To get back to Benacoaz, go down the path that descends from the tunnel in the direction of Goatherd’s Leap. We will continue along the path of the Puerto del Boyar; on the way we will come across the Puerto de Don Fernando and we can spot another panoramic view of the landscape from the lookout of the Goatherd’s Leap.

Olvera

Modern Age Route

The Modern Age Route in Olvera is an itinerary of buildings, streets and emblematic places in the town from the second half of the 18th century to the beginning of the last century. The stops on this Route are the Arciprestal Church of Nuestra Señora de La Encarnación and Glorioso Patriarca Saint José, the Parish Cemetery, the Church of El Socorro, the Rock of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, the stately homes in Llana Street, the Town Hall and the Greenway of the Sierra.

Zahara-Saint Cristóbal Route

The Zahara – Saint Cristóbal Route, with a total length of 32 kilometers, ends at the
summit of Saint Cristóbal, where a cabin was built to provide shelter for people who
used to observe the area. The trail crosses other areas of interest such as the Puerto Las
Palomas, which has a viewpoint and a recreation area, or the remains of Roman roads
located on the Las Canteras ascent.

Torre Alháquime

Mill of the Trejo Path

The Mill of the Trejo Path is a simple route -mostly flat- of 3 kilometers which starts in the town and ends at the mill which gives its name to the path and where the annual Pilgrimage of Saint Juan takes place. The route, which runs along the banks of the Guadalporcún river, is located in the area of Vegas de Abajo, a place of various celebrations, and is also part of the “Route of the Transhumant Inns”.

Arcos de la Frontera

Tajo de Arcos Path

The Tajo de Arcos Path is another of the most beautiful routes offered by Arcos de la Frontera. All along the route we will be accompanied by the crag, an escarpment that reaches up to 100 meters high and at its feet flows the Guadalete river. At various points along the way we will find the flour mills, ancient remnants of how life in the town used to be in the past. The river landscape that accompanies us throughout the path allows us to see different species of local fauna.

Arcos de la Frontera

El Santiscal Path

The El Santiscal Path, which begins in the namesake residential area, is characterized by the changes in the landscape along its route. First of all, there is a section that runs alongside the Bornos irrigation canal, the main water supplier for the area’s crops. This leads us to the Cola del Embalse Nature Reserve of Arcos, a natural area declared a Special Protection Area for Birds, which is home to numerous species of great ecological value for the plant communities. The last section is the artificial beach of Arcos, which can be reached by following the banks of the reservoir. This location offers a great opportunity to practice different water sports.

Bornos

Guadalete Viewpoint

The Guadalete Viewpoint is a natural balcony from which visitors can observe the river of the same name, which flows through the town, and which follows its course through the Cola del Embalse Nature Reserve, an environment of extensive vegetation and a variety of fauna, where birdwatching is of great importance.

Grazalema

Pinsapar Route

The Pinsapar Route is named after the fir trees that cover the route, which runs from Grazalema to Benamahoma. The charm of the forest of Spanish firs that gets lost in the sky makes this one of the most beautiful experiences that the town of Grazalema has to offer.

La Muela – Los Nacimientos Route

It starts at the access path to the Mogote; it runs along the north side of the Sierra of Líjar, with stunning views of the Zaframagón Rock and enjoying a large area of strawberry trees and the flight of vultures below us. It ends in the gorge of the source.

Puerto Serrano

Toleta-Pesebrillos Route

The route from Toleta-Pesebrillos, which is 4 kilometers long, takes the direction of “La Nava” to reach “El Morisco” and then heads towards “Los Pesebrillos”. The return journey is along the Greenway, specifically along one of the sides of the Guadalete River.

El Gastor

Las Plateras Path

The Las Plateras Path borders the Jaral Hill, the natural habitat of the plants that give it its name. The paths, which are also suitable for cycling, run mostly through flat areas, although there are some low-intensity hills. Along the route we can enjoy views of the Zaframagón Rock, the El Gastor-Zahara Reservoir and the Natural Park.

Prado del Rey

Farm Road

The Farm Road is approximately 7 km long and runs along a wide and easily accessible track around the Castillejos Hill. The path starts descending and then begins a gradual ascent and ends in a new descent. Along the route we find a great variety of tree species such as pines, mastic trees, gall oaks, holm oaks and carob trees.

Ubrique

Mojón de la Víbora Trail

Along the Cañada Real, and between the natural parks of Los Alcornocales and Sierra de Grazalema, we find the Mojón de la Víbora Trail. The route, which serves as a border for migratory passages, has a rich variety of fauna and vegetation. We can find deers, roe deers, weasels, badgers and other rodents, as well as a variety of reptiles and birds of prey. Wild olive trees, holm oaks and cork oaks accompany hikers along the route, among other varieties of tree species.

Ubrique

Ubrique – Ferrets’ Reservoir Path

Next to one of the less traveled secondary roads we can find the Ubrique-Ferrets’ Reservoir Path, which connects both locations. The area is divided into two sections, the first in which the Ubrique River borders the Natural Park, and the second, in which the road borders the path.

Grazalema

Puerto de las Presillas Route

The Puerto de las Presillas Route allows you to enjoy peaks in the Natural Park such as El Reloj, El Simancón and El Torreón on the same route. The itinerary links the center of the municipality with the Puerto de Boyar and offers a rocky landscape resulting from the dissolution of limestone over time. The area, which serves as a refuge for the mountain goat, also treasures important elements for the inhabitants of centuries past.

Algodonales

The Fountains Trail

The Fountains Trail is named after its beginning, near the Algarrobo Fountain and ends at the High Fountain. The trail runs along the south side of the Sierra of Líjar, through limestone and pine forest.

Historical Memory Route

The Historical Memory Route is an itinerary of great historical value, product of the warlike events at the end of the Second Republic, the Civil War and its aftermath. A recent exhumation has made it possible to recover the body of a family, some jewelry, projectiles and bone remains. The grave located in El Baldío is a clear reflection of the horrors made in the Francoism and a reminder of a period from which it is necessary to learn so as not to repeat the same mistakes.

Zahara – Puerto de las Cumbres – Pinsapar Route

The Zahara – Puerto de las Cumbres – Pinsapar Route is a 6-hour walk that starts at Las
Canteras and crosses a pine forest, a unique mass of trees in the area where visitors can
lose themselves and connect with nature.

Arcos de la Frontera

Benajima Lagoon Path

The Benajima Lagoon Path runs a few kilometers from the Los Alcornocales Natural Park, to the east of the municipality. The route crosses several cultivated hills, where there used to be an extensive amount of holm oak and cork oak trees. The most abrupt change of scenery takes place on the last stretch of the path, when you reach the Benajima lagoon. The area still conserves forests of holm oaks and cork oaks, constituting an area of great environmental value.

Bornos

El Nacimiento Viewpoint

The El Nacimiento Viewpoint brings visitors closer to some geographical enclaves such as Bornos, the Guadalete river and, in the background, the Sierra of Grazalema.

Setenil de las Bodegas

Colada de Venta de Leches Route

The Colada de Venta de Leches Route runs along the livestock trail of the same name, which is located to the southwest of the municipality. In turn, it connects two livestock trails: the Vereda del Camino of Algodonales with the Vereda del Camino of Sevilla and the Vereda del Quejigal. The route is of low difficulty and fairly linear, so it is recommended for families and children. The wooded path leads to the Venta de Leche, however, it is signposted as the Route of the Bandits, as it runs along the road and connects with this route, which climbs up to the Roman ruins of Acinipo.

Arcos de la Frontera

Old Railroad Jerez-Almargen Path

The Old Railroad Jerez-Almargen Path follows the route of the old railway line that connected both municipalities as it passes through Arcos. On the route we will find a multitude of crop fields and we will be able to observe different species of birds common in the area. The main attraction of this route can be found at its highest point, from where we can see the Arcos Reservoir and the town center in the background. On the way down, on the way back, we pass through the Cola del Embalse Nature Reserve of Arcos, a protected natural area that is home to a variety of water birds.

Benaocaz

Eye of the Moorish Path

The Eye of the Moorish Path is a limestone path that ends at a limestone quarry, a unique geological formation made by the erosion of the land. This type of quarry was used as a kiln where the stones were transformed into lime, a raw material that is very abundant in the area. We can also enjoy the Pajaruco stream, named after the diversity of species in the area.

Arcos de la Frontera

Palmitos and Barbechos Hills Path

The is located in the southwest of the municipality, in the vicinity of Junta de los Ríos, district from which this route starts. The path runs through a green corridor, characteristic of the low Mediterranean mountains, from which we can observe hills. Among the vegetation that we will find along the way, we can highlight the “palmito”, which gives its name to the route. This species, the only palm tree native to the peninsula, is one of the hallmarks of Arcos de la Frontera.

Grazalema

Route of the Saint’s Viewpoint

The Route of the Saint’s Viewpoint is a spiritually enriching experience, as well as a unique opportunity to contemplate the Sierra of the Endrinal, one of the most beautiful spots in Grazalema. The itinerary follows in the footsteps of the ancient route of the Stations of the Cross. The cobbled path is lined with old pedestals where the cross rested during the stations of penitence. At the summit is the statue of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, in a rest area from where you can contemplate places such as Grazalema, the Puerto de las Palomas, the Big Crag or the hill of Saint Cristóbal.

Grazalema

Charcones Route

The Charcones Route starts near the village and runs for 1.8 kilometers along the banks of the Guadalete river, which has to be crossed three times to complete the trail.

Puerto Serrano

El Indiano

El Indiano is a circular route of more than 8 kilometers on the Greenway. An ideal route for cycling, which is also part of the route of the Greenway Rally and the Mountain Bike Championship.

Puerto Serrano

El Chaparral

The area of El Chaparral stands out for its preserved remains of a Roman villa, as well as a sculpture of the god Atis.

Benaocaz

Roman Road

The Roman Road of Benaocaz is a cobbled path that allows you to visit part of the Natural Park from the municipality to Ubrique. During the Muslim period this path linked Ubrique Alto with Benaocaz and the now disappeared village of Archite.

Algodonales

Guadalete Path

River path that runs along the left bank of the Guadalete, being a dirt road between tamarisk trees and groves of large dimensions. Variant: in the Pasada de Madrigueras it is possible to make a circular route with departure and arrival to Algodonales. La Ponderosa-Pasada de Madrigueras-Bridge of the Nava.

Torre Alháquime

El Zurrón Path

Another of the routes offered by the municipality is the El Zurrón path, a 4-kilometer route that starts in the lower part of the village. The path follows the path of La Espartala and crosses the Guadalporcún river over a bridge, reaching the “Fuente del Pozo”, a historical relic that used to supply water to the villagers. The last stretch of the path is on a slope and ends at the Zurrón fountain, another construction dating from the Arab period.

Puerto Serrano

Puerto Serrano-Toleta Route

Also on the Greenway is the Puerto Serrano-Toleta Route. The itinerary, which is 9 kilometers long, passes through El Indiano and the mills near the town, as well as through various tunnels.

Benamahoma

Llanos del Berral Route

The Llanos del Berral Route is considered a must for those who love hiking and nature. The panoramic view of the Sierra del Pinar is unique from this enclave, a path that runs through groves of oaks and carob trees of a difficulty suitable for beginners and professionals. The itinerary ends at the source of the Charcones stream, which pours the water it collects from the Sierra del Albarracín into the valley of Tavizna.

Arcos de la Frontera

Sierra Aznar Road

The Sierra Aznar Road allows to discover the sites that belong to the archaeological route of the Pueblos Blancos. These historical remains are located 10 km from the municipality of Arcos, next to the La Perdiz neighborhood. The altitude at which the remains are located provides unbeatable views.

Benamahoma

Resting Place Stream Route

The Resting Place Stream Route links Benamahoma with the Llanos del Campo Recreational Area by means of a short and easy-to-walk path. A promenade of barely one kilometer that allows you to visit the ruins of the Susto mill or the Resting Place Fountain, remains of constructions from past centuries.

Bornos

Greenway

At the foot of the abandoned railway line, which was planned to link Jerez and Almargen via Bornos, the Greenway was laid out. A route that runs through a corridor of vegetation from the Bornos jetty, passing the Ventiun Ojos Bridge, and culminating at the arrival of the village. Hikers and cyclists will be able to witness the variety of protected species that live in the Natural Park.

Grazalema

Llanos del Endrinal Route

The Llanos del Endrinal Route is one of the most attractive for geology fans, as along its route there are large masses of limestone rock. A grazing ground for the grazalemeña Merino sheep and the Montejaqueña goat at an altitude of 1,100 meters, the route leads to the heart of the Sierra of the Endrinal.

El Gastor

Path of the Tile

The Path of the Tile is mostly a linear path, from which you can see the town of El Gastor. The Tajo Algarín and the Sierra of Líjar can also be seen along the 5.2 kilometer trail. The lake known as the Charco del Vínculo and a namesake farmhouse are also a transit point. From here begins the steepest climb, 500 meters, until we reach the crossroads that allows us to reach the Malaver Sierra or start the descent that will finally take us to the Country House of the Nuns and from there we can return to El Gastor.

Algodonales

Sierra of Líjar

The Sierra of Líjar is an important geographical landmark in the area, with a clear predominance of limestone dating from the Jurassic period. Between Algodonales and Olvera, situated on the opposite slope, is La Muela, a district of Algodonales. Most of the routes that run from the municipality cross the foothills of the Sierra, some of them leading to its highest point, known as “El Mogote”.

Grazalema

Two-doors Cave Route

The route starts shortly before arriving at the Tajo Rodillo campsite, where the panel of the Endrinal Valley is located. On this route you will cross a pine forest.
You will ascend to an altitude of 1239 meters, in a place formed by a rock bridge formed by the dissolution of lime due to rain over thousands of years.
Along the route you will see wild olive trees, carob trees, blackberry trees, oaks, terebinths, ferns…

Villamartin

Villamartin Path facing the mountains

Along the route we find the remains of old flour mills, as well as the old railway line, which was intended to link Jerez and Almargen, although it was never put into operation. The rich range of fauna and flora that can be found along the 3 kilometers of the route is due to its location, in the heart of the Cola of the Bornos Reservoir Nature Reserve.

Torre Alháquime

José María “El Tempranillo” Route

Alháquime’s tourist offer includes a complete experience dedicated to the famous bandit from Cadiz, who gives his name to a route of his own. The local company Bandolero Tours offers, within the José María “El Tempranillo” Route, the recreation of kidnappings like those that took place in the romantic era. The award-winning product, which has three different versions, takes place at El Rosalejo Landed Estate.

Torre Alháquime

The Alleys Path

The Alleys Path is an old track in the municipality that has recently been restored by the Town Hall for use as a hiking route. The route starts in Alháquime and follows a short but uneven route of 1.5 kilometers, finishing at the Hermitage of Nuestra Señora de los Remedios. The ancient inhabitants of the municipality used this route as a pilgrimage route or as a shortcut to reach Olvera, a town adjoining Alháquime.

Olvera

Green Route of the Sierra

The Green Route of the Sierra makes up a route of almost 40 kilometers between Olvera and Puerto Serrano. It runs along the old Jerez-Almargen roads. The route includes the Zaframagón Rock Nature Reserve and the Chaparro de la Vega Natural Monument. The route has 30 tunnels and 4 viaducts, being the only Route of Tourist Interest in Andalusia.

The Pinsapar

This trail runs along the northern slope of the Sierra of the Pinar between a forest of Spanish firs, unique fir that led to the declaration of Biosphere Reserve and Natural Park. The Sierra of the Pinar is a barrier against the clouds coming from the Strait of Gibraltar, which gives this mountain range the highest rainfall in the Iberian Peninsula. As altitude is gained, the vegetation is different. This is known as vegetation floors. When approaching the summit, the vegetation disappears, leaving the rocky area uncovered. In this area you have to be extremely careful, piles of stones as a signpost, mark the way and some paint marks to reach the summit.

Setenil de las Bodegas

Setenil Mills Route

The Setenil Mills Route runs along the Vereda de Alcalá del Valle, on the banks of the Los Molinos stream, a tributary of the Guadalporcún. It begins in the town center and ends at the road that connects with the municipality of Alcalá del Valle. The variety of fauna and flora make this route unique and truly beautiful landscapes. Along the way, you will come across two old cereal mills and an oil mill. At the point where the river and the stream meet, the Escarpes del Trejo begins, one of the most beautiful spots in the area.

Zahara – Green Gorge

One of the most famous routes in the town is the Zahara – Green Gorge Route, with a
distance of 14 kilometers and an orography that attracts a multitude of hiking and
mountain lovers every year. A canyon that offers an impressive panoramic view of the
surroundings and that closes until it ends at the Hermitage of the Green Gorge, a natural
grotto, the result of erosion and the passage of time. The route from here is done using
ropes to negotiate the vertical walls and culminates at the source of the Bocaleones
river.

Ubrique

Roman Path Trail

Connecting Ubrique with Benaocaz, we find a route that is also part of the history of the municipality. The Roman Path Trail is one of the historical remains preserved in the town. A path made of stone that formed part of a network of roads and is accompanied by vegetation representative of the Sierra of Grazalema.

Archaeological Route

The Archaeological Route is a path of great interest where the Dolmens of El Tomillo become the main subjects of the itinerary. Made of burials from the Chalcolithic Period, they make up a group of sites that show the first signs of population in the area. These dolmens can be related to other megalithic constructions located in Seville and Malaga.

Prado del Rey

De las Lomas Road

De las Lomas Road is a route that runs through a typical Mediterranean forest, where holm oaks, gall oaks and scrubland predominate. At its various stops we can enjoy views of the Sierra, the Labradillo, Sierra Margarita, the pine forest, Mount Albarracín and the Simancón. At the end of the route, we will find the Cabeza de Hortales on the right.

Olvera

Zaframagón Rock Nature Reserve

The Zaframagón Rock Nature Reserve is located on the Greenway of the Sierra and borders between Cadiz and Seville. Classified as a Nature Reserve in 1989, it is a unique enclave with views of great beauty. It is 584 meters high and is crossed by the Guadalporcún river through the Estrechón Gorge, a canyon naturally excavated by the river. El Peñón is home to birds such as griffon vultures, eagle owls, Bonelli’s eagles and other species.

Setenil de las Bodegas

Route of the Bandits

The Route of the Bandits is a path of great historical value as it is a route typical of an era marked by the presence of bandits on the roads. The main characters of the paths that cross and make up this route are the forests of cork oaks, holm oaks, gall oaks and deep scrubland, which were witnesses to the bandits’ assaults. The Seven Children of Écija or El Tempranillo are some of the protagonists who frequented these paths. A total of eleven kilometers makes up the route, which runs along the banks of the Guadalporcún river, and whose diversity of landscapes, fauna and country houses offer a unique experience of great beauty.

Mills Route

The Mills Route consists of a path that runs along the Path of Alcalá del Valle livestock trail, which connects Setenil de las Bodegas with the town. For one hour, visitors can enjoy unique views such as the Salto de la Molinilla, the last waterfall of the Mills’stream before it flows into the Trejo River. At the outlet of this stream, we can observe the Escapes of the Trejo River, one of the most beautiful spots in the region. The variety of flora and fauna completes an itinerary of great beauty.

Prado del Rey

Fountain Road

The Fountain Road is one of the paths with the longest history in Prado del Rey, as it has been used for centuries by shepherds and travelers. Along its route, walkers would stop to drink at its springs, from which water flowed directly from the earth. This urban path runs through the surroundings of the municipality.

Bornos

El Olivar Viewpoint

From the viewpoint known as “El Olivar” viewpoint we can see the Sierra of Grazalema or the Guadalete river as it passes through the municipality.

Path of the Convent

It rises in the Cortijos Promenade, crossing the Muela Stream, crosses the lane of ascent to the Mogote. We continue along the road passing through the area called “Los Peñones Gordos” until we see the ruins of the old “El Juncal” Carmelite convent, we will make the climb along the northern slope of the Sierra of Líjar until we reach the recreational area of La Muela.

Bornos

Cañada de Morón to Carissa Aurelia Route

Just before the entrance to Bornos, from Arcos de la Frontera, we find the Cañada de Morón to Carissa Aurelia Route. Following the course of the Morón ravine it is possible to reach the ruins of Carissa Aurelia. The ravine, which begins in the Sierra of Bornos, runs through hills and farmhouses, next to the peak of Saint Cristóbal.

Bornos

Eucalyptus Walk

Bornos also offers the Eucalyptus Wall, a path that starts at the jetty towards the Greenway and takes a path to an old house called “Huerta Alameda”. After leaving the building, you will come to an area where there are remains of two mills from the 16th century. The route continues until it reaches the eucalyptus grove, on the banks of the Guadalete River, and ends back at the starting point.

Puerto Serrano

Castellar Hill

The Castellar Hill is located on the top of a mountain, from which it is possible to observe the course of the Guadalete river. It served as a control area for the natural pass formed by the valley of the Guadalquivir and the Atlantic. Remains from the end of the Bronze Age and the Roman period can be seen.

Olvera

Hill Route of Saint James

The Hill Route of Saint James is the road that links Gibraltar with Seville and crosses, among other municipalities, Setenil, Torre Alháquime and Olvera. Linked to the Augusta Road, the route connects with the Silver Route to Santiago de Compostela. The section that Olvera occupies begins at the Remedios Hermitage and crosses the town to the Greenway, where geological landmarks such as the Guadalporcún Valley, the Zaframagón Rock and the northern slopes of the Sierra of Líjar can be found.

Setenil de las Bodegas

Cañada de Malaga Route

The Cañada de Malaga Route has become one of the most important roads in the municipality due to its importance in terms of trade, livestock and mobility. Along its route it meets the old Osuna Road. Along with other paths, such as the road from Seville to Ronda, it boosted the town’s economy for centuries. Nowadays, the original route has not been preserved in its entirety, disappearing when it crosses the Traveller’s Route.

Villaluenga

Villaluenga Route

The Villaluenga Route is an itinerary that starts from the Albarrada area towards the Mesa or Puerto de las Viñas, where we can contemplate a beautiful panoramic view of the Barrida Valley, a mass of pines, holm oaks and wild olive trees. The path crosses the Llanos del Republicano, the Álamos stream, the Cañada Real de los Bueyes or La Lomilla. It is a route of little difficulty that can be done on foot, by bicycle or even on horseback.

El Gastor

Tajo Algarín Lap Route

The route known as Tajo Algarín Lap consists of a 3-hour circular route that skirts the slopes of the Tajo and the Grajas Peak. The route, which can be done on foot or by mountain bike, allows you to enjoy views of the Malaver Sierra and the reservoir, until you reach a plain from where you can see examples of griffon vultures and mountain goats. On the way back to El Gastor we will come across the Cat Fountain.

Arcos de la Frontera

Sugar Train Road

The Sugar Train Road is located on the outskirts of Jédula, from where we can enjoy the views of the Cadiz countryside. This path follows the same track layout that was devised in the middle of the last century between the ports of Cadiz and Cartagena, although it was finally used to transport beet and sugar between Jerez and Jédula. The most striking construction on this route is the old Jédula station, the only remnant of this railway route, as the structure was also dismantled. We will also find on our way the keeper’s house or a traditional well located on a fork that leads to the Mesas de Santiago resting area.

Setenil de las Bodegas

Transhumant Inns Route

The Transhumant Inns Route takes its name from the fact that it is an ancient nomadic passage area. The route, along the livestock trails Vereda de las Vegas and Camino de Sevilla, connects the municipalities of Torre Alháquime and the hamlet of Venta de Leche, in the municipality of Setenil. The starting point is the meadow of the Guadalporcún river, continuing through the Las Vegas de Arriba recreational area, a large wooded space which is also the site of the Saint Juan pilgrimage. Leaving this area behind, we reach La Venta via the drovers’ road.

Grazalema

Simancón and the Clock Route

The Simancón and the Clock are located in the Sierra of the Endrinal at 1561 and 1513m respectively above sea level.
To access them you have to walk along an ascending path that passes along the slope of the almost vertical wall of the Big Crag. This path leads to the Llanos del Endrinal. The arboreal vegetation in this zone is of pine reforestation. As for the fauna, it is worth mentioning the presence in the crags of the mountain goat.

Prado del Rey

Cerro Verdugo Trail and Viewpoint

The Cerro Verdugo Trail is a route that starts from the Constitution Square, in the old town. We take the path that leads to the industrial estate to begin the climb and, once we begin the path, we take a detour that will allow us to walk through the remains of buildings dating from the time when the municipality was founded. Along this path we will reach La Granja farmhouse. This building, built on Castillejos Hill, was originally an olive plantation, which belonged to the Convent of Saint Jerónimo de Bornos. The construction was rebuilt in 1940 and now has an eminent residential character, with a garden and elements typical of Andalusian rural architecture. On the way back to Prado del Rey, we will pass through the Puerto del Albercón. Along the way we will come across orchards and pastures. Along the Verdugo Hill, we will be accompanied by a Mediterranean forest.

Bornos

Path of the Sierra

The Path of the Sierra starts its route from the old national road, in the Sierra of the Calvario, and goes all the way to the Tajo. A route of great botanical interest due to the number of curative plants found along the way and which offers unforgettable views such as the Lake at the foot of the Villa of Bornos and the Sierra of Saint Cristóbal in the background. We can also enjoy the panoramic view of the Sierra from the viewpoint at the entrance to the Old Road.

Setenil de las Bodegas

Traveller’s Route

The Traveller’s Route recreates the path that has served for centuries as an itinerary between the main Andalusian cities of the time. This trade route was of vital importance between the 18th and 19th centuries, as it linked Osuna and Ronda and connected with the road that joined Seville with the capital of the kingdom. The strategic location of Setenil de las Bodegas led to a prosperous economic situation during this period. Numerous personalities of the period traveled along this path, leaving proof of the opulence of its livestock and the beauty of the forests surrounding the town.

Grazalema

Green Gorge Route

The Green Gorge Route runs for 2.5 kilometers through a 400 meters high canyon, home to griffon vultures and a predominantly rocky landscape.

Stream Path

It starts in the center of the village and runs along the stream of “La Muela”, arriving at the foot of the Sierra of Líjar, where we would link with the various roads or trails that run through it. It passes next to small vegetable gardens. We can find majestic holm oaks or ancient gall oaks.

El Bosque

Cañitos Recreational Area

The Cañitos Recreational Area is located on the stretch of the old road between El Bosque and Ubrique. It is located at the foot of the Albarracín Mount and is considered to be one of the best recreational areas in the district. The Recreational Area has tables and benches, a barbecue grills, toilets and car parks.

Setenil de las Bodegas

Route from Setenil to Caños Santos

The route from Setenil to Caños Santos connects the town with the 16th century convent. It runs along the livestock trails of Cordel del Camino de Malaga, Cañada de Ronda to Osuna and Cañada Real of Malaga, all located on hills and elevations of medium altitude and with vegetation used for livestock and olive crops. The road was an important means of communication between Andalusian cities during the 16th and 19th centuries. Our point of arrival, the old convent, is now used as accommodation and a cultural center.

Setenil de las Bodegas

Alms Road

The Alms Road is a path that crosses a mass of holm oak trees and scrub located on a hill near the municipality. The path connects with other routes such as The Cowboys and The Bandits routes.

Benaocaz

Nasrid Neighborhood

The remains of the Nasrid Neighborhood, which is the oldest part of Benaocaz, have been dated between the 17th and 18th centuries, one of the periods of greatest development for the village, when constructions and refurbishing were carried out on the houses. Today, the urban layout of the period is still preserved, with houses that were fortified as if they were towers, as well as fountains, bridges and the cobblestones of their streets.

Caños Santos Path

In a unique natural settlement, we can find the Caños Santos Path, an itinirerary frequented by locals and pilgrims on their way to the convent of the same name. The route begins on the road to Pruna, near the municipal cemetery, a landscape full of olive trees; it continues through plains that allow visitors to contemplate beautiful panoramic views of the Sierra of Grazalema and Sierra of las Nieves. For just over two hours, the route offers unique sceneries.

El Gastor

Tajillo – Algarín Path

Thanks to the Tajillo – Algarín Path we can reach the highest area of the municipality, the Tajo Algarín. It is a two and a half hour walk that crosses the emblematic “Tía Cabrera” fountain and which, in several sections, can be combined with the path that leads to the Dolmen. The first destination on this trail is the Tajillo Chico, where we can get a panoramic view of El Gastor. The route continues ascending until it reaches the highest point. With an altitude of 1,061 meters, the panoramic view stretches from Seville, Malaga and Cadiz to the Sierra of Grazalema. These unique views make the trail a highly recommended activity for all visitors.

Benaocaz

Navazo Alto or Caíllo Path

The Navazo Alto or Caíllo Path is a route that connects the center of Benaocaz and the Navazo Alto of the Sierra del Caíllo. It is a path with very steep slopes where stone paths and stretches where the path itself disappears alternate. The path reaches the peak of Cao, the highest point of the Sierra of the Caíllo, and then descends to the plain of Navazo. From the highest point you can enjoy views as far as the Rock of Gibraltar.

Setenil de las Bodegas

Scarps of the Trejo River Route

The Scarps of the Trejo River Route is a path of great scenic value, as the cliffs and escarpments are intermingled by the Trejo River. This itinerary starts in the town center and ends at the Trejo farmhouse, running along the river bank. This path is close to the road that connects the town with Torre Alháquime.

Villamartin

Tail of the Bornos Reservoir Nature Reserve

The Tail of the Bornos Reservoir Nature Reserve is a site of more than 80 hectares, located between Villamartín, Bornos and Arcos de la Frontera. This area is home to numerous birds considered protected species. The title of Natural Park was granted in 1989 and that of Special Protection Area for Birds in 2002.

Bornos

El Pinar Viewpoint

The El Pinar Viewpoint offers beautiful views of Bornos, the Guadalete river and, in the background, the Sierra of Grazalema.

Villaluenga

Llanos del Republicano Route

The Llanos del Republicano Route begins in the south of the municipality, where an enclosed valley is crossed by a river, although it only has water during the rainy season. Following its course, we reach a mountain where the river enters through a cavity. It should be noted that, if you want to enter the chasm, you will need both knowledge of caving and the appropriate equipment. To return to Villaluenga, take the Grazalema direction on the road and when you turn right at the inn, you will begin the descent to the Llanos del Republicano. In this esplanade, all the tributaries that converge in the area will once again enter another cavity, this time the Republican Chasm, which is smaller than the previous one. The route lasts 4 hours and is of medium difficulty.

Bornos

Route of the Way of the Cross

Established by the Franciscan friars in the 17th century, the Route of the Way of the Cross attempts to emulate the itinerary followed by Jesus Christ from his interrogation to his crucifixion. In this case, the route starts at the Monastery and ends at the Calvary Hermitage, passing by the different altars and crosses left over from the period.

Prado del Rey

De la Sierra Viewpoint

De la Sierra Viewpoint is a natural balcony located to the north of the town, at one of the highest points in the town center. From here we can see the municipality and a large part of the Sierra of Cadiz.

Zahara – The Wine Cellar Route

Between Zahara and Garganta Verde you can follow the Zahara – The Wine Cellar Route, which allows you to visit the ruins of an old winery, which was surrounded by vineyards