El Torcal de Antequera is an area of outstanding natural beauty and arguably has the best examples of karst limestone formation in Europe.
The Senda del Gigante del Valle Estrecho (Trail of the Estrecho Valley Giant) is an easy 4.4 km walk culminating at the Mirador de Peñalbilla. The walk starts at a car park and ascends through mountain meadows with views of Peña Negra, Sierra de Peña Labra and Pico Tres Mares.
The walk to the tower is through a pleasant pine forest. The last part of the walk is quite steep, but the views are excellent once you reach the top.
The Sierra Magina never ceases to amaze me. The short walk from the Puente del Rio Garganton to the Mirador del Gargantón is no exception. The views are quite stunning. I took my two dogs for a walk to the Mirador. According to a signpost, it’s 1.1km from the bridge. In reality, I think it […]
Parque Natural Sierras de Cazorla, Segura y las Villas is a natural park in the eastern / north eastern part of the province of Jaén, Spain. It has mountains, valleys, ravines, rivers, lake and forests; the views are to die for. The park has an area of almost 2,100 square kilometres. It is the largest […]
The Ahíllo mountain is part of the Subbética mountain range, more specifically the Sierra Sur de Jaén mountains. It is located just outside the town of Alcaudete. Although Ahíllo is not particularly high in it’s own right (1,452 meters above sea level), it is a prominent peak, standing head and shoulders above anything else nearby […]
The Genal Valley is famous for its chestnut plantations. It is best visited in early November when the autumnal colours are at their best. We were not disappointed…
The Cross Pantano del Víboras is an annual race, organised by Department of Sports of the City of Martos and the Athletics Club Correcaminos, which runs along the perimeter of the Viboras reservoir. It is a circular circuit, starting and finishing in the Plaza de la Constitución in our village, Las Casillas. The total length […]
The walk to Peñabón starts from Trevélez, located in the western part of the Alpujarras region. Trevélez is claimed to be the highest village in mainland Spain, at 1,476m. Two of the highest mountains in Spain, Mulhacen and Alcazaba (Sierra Nevada), are just to the north of the village, a few hours’ walk away. Trevélez […]