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Mines and caparidán PR-A 123
This trail is named after elapse ancient drovers roads used by the servants of the lead mines of Sierra Gádor, now disused. Along the trail we found a large and varied vegetation among which include pine stocking, thorny, broom and shrublands. In plain find rainfed and in irrigated orchards vega. The tour offers breathtaking views of the Sierra Nevada mountain range and many of the villages of the Alpujarra, having its climax in the viewpoint of Jules Verne.
Monterey Trail A PR-35
A circular tour that features the Andarax river whose waters give life to a magnificent gallery forest, one of the best preserved in the protected space. Tracing its course, crossing through forests of pine and holm oak or old farmland. Nurseries will agree to Monterrey and we can linger in contemplation breathtaking views towards the valley and saw Andarax Gádor. From Laujar Andarax take road to the picnic area Birth, northbound. After traveling 1 km we reached a curve to the right, on the left shows a dirt road with a steep slope, we take it and about 200m we find the information panel start of trail. Soon we reached the forest road in the early twentieth century was created to unite Andarax Laujar of the forestry nursery Monterrey. Once upstairs we follow the well-marked path to the right to launch the first major upward zigzag. Due to the height and reach can enjoy the fantastic panoramic mountain and valley Gador Andarax. On the opposite side we see the big pipe by falling water from the canal to the powerhouse La Fabriquilla. The trail continues well signposted and marked, rising gently from the pine reforestation. Being a forest so dense, light only reaches the treetops, which is therefore the growing layer, while below the branches are dried and are as pure support of what is above. The same reason makes the bush in the shade of pine trees are few, although at some points we can find enough herbs such as rosemary, thyme or lavender. After a long walk to get a firewall, from whose height we will appreciate a new perspective on the path that we are walking. The highest point of our path is the estate of Monterrey, former nursery for pine plantations. When you reach the fence bordered by the way upstream, crossing a forest of pines and oaks, until you reach the forest track. Once there continue to the right. We must continue down a mile through the forest path until you come back to another crossing, which we take to the right, on the site of La Murilla. The landscape around us is worthy of careful observation: Almirez summits and Vulture, native oaks, cultivation of high mountains, ravines and the Aguadero Horcajo, on the opposite side of the Canal Hydroelectric and Area Andarax down river. After a couple of miles of forest track leads to the banks of Andarax. In Sierra Nevada riparian thickets are quite degraded, but here we found a aliseda in good condition. Alders are accompanied by the inevitable poplars and willows stocking, brambles, honeysuckle and hawthorn shaping a colorful and fragrant shrub layer. Continue walking to reach in about 30 minutes at The Fabriquilla, start and finish of our way.
Mozárabe Camino de Santiago - Stage 2 (15.3 Km): Santa Fe de Mondujar-Alhabia-Alsodux-Santa Cruz de Marchena-Alboloduy
The Camino de Santiago Mozárabe started from Almería, part from the Mediterranean Sea, through three cities Heritage "Granada-Cordoba-Mérida"-and the National Natural Park of Sierra Nevada and Biosphere Reserve, with the attraction that this implies for those who choose this path. The pilgrim who choose our province to start the Camino de Santiago, travel the path of greater mileage of Spain to be the longest diagonal of the Iberian Peninsula (Cabo de Gata Cape Finisterre) The stages go through La Alpujarra Almeria are STAGE 2 (15 km) starting from Santa Fe de Mondujar, through Alhabia, Alsodux, Santa Cruz De Marchena and reaches Alboloduy, STAGE 3 (27 km) starting from Alboloduy Birth and passes, The Gregorios, Doña María, Ocaña, Boards and reaches Abla, and Stage 4 (26 km) starting from Abla and passes through the Real-Finana way mousetrap sale, and reaches the Huertezuelas Huénja . We start this step (Step 2 of 25 Km) at the foot of the tower Nazari Santa Fé de Mondújar, and we must rise to the majestic iron bridge attributed to Gustave Eiffel railway. Crowned the top, several yellow arrows and scallop us go deep in the heart of the Sierra de los Filabres. Arrows friends to guide our path, through pine, broom and looking Alhabia Albaidas: white people alpujarreño Twins Road with River and a shy orange vegas. El Camino Alpujarreño and Mozarabic, where the terraced landscape, place names and the irrigation system remind us of the important Muslim colonization left footprint in the region, will run along the channel upstream of the main tributary of the River Andarax: Birth, delimiting the east and north of the imposing massif of Sierra Nevada. Las Ramblas bled by the ditches, we peer into the oasis that are irrigated vegas cutting subdeserts Almeria, creating a unique landscape of contrasts. On our way we cross the municipalities of Alhabia, Alsodux, Santa Cruz de Marchena and Alboloduy. This municipality to stage one of the richest in the county in terms of historical heritage, also has a cozy hostel for pilgrims.
Mozárabe Camino de Santiago - Stage 3 (27.4 Km): Alboloduy-Birth-The Gregorios Dona Maria Ocaña-Boards-Abla
The Camino de Santiago Mozárabe started from Almería, part from the Mediterranean Sea, through three cities Heritage "Granada-Cordoba-Mérida"-and the National Natural Park of Sierra Nevada and Biosphere Reserve, with the attraction that this implies for those who choose this path. The pilgrim who choose our province to start the Camino de Santiago, travel the path of greater mileage of Spain to be the longest diagonal of the Iberian Peninsula (Cabo de Gata Cape Finisterre) The stages go through La Alpujarra Almeria are STAGE 2 (15 km) starting from Santa Fe de Mondujar, through Alhabia, Alsodux, Santa Cruz De Marchena and reaches Alboloduy, STAGE 3 (27 km) starting from Alboloduy Birth and passes, The Gregorios, Doña María, Ocaña, Boards and reaches Abla, and Stage 4 (26 km) starting from Abla and passes through the Real-Finana way mousetrap sale, and reaches the Huertezuelas Huénja . This Epata (Step 3 of 27 Km) begins in Alboloduy, continue 2.7 km upstream. to an area where the lush vegetation prevents run its course. We will take a steep path that climbs the hillside to our right to get to the road, which will continue to help signal to the Llano del Campillo. A few meters behind the cistern, find the path, on the right, which will return us back to the river, to get through a natural tunnel reeds Natural Park of Sierra Nevada, the municipality of Birth. From now on, the bed of the wadi will form the basis of our way, and stepped into the middle-upper reaches of the valley. Sierra Nevada form the southern slope of the mountain and Filabres be the north wall of our journey. Eras, mills, oil mills, irrigation infrastructure, cottages slate and mine shafts are scattered population centers: The Encira, Los Gregorios, Doña María, Ocaña promenade, and we are reminded of the taste of the mining and agricultural past of another time. Continuing along the river, in his meeting with the Rambla de Abrucena locate "Boards" which longitudinally traverse the local road, crossing the old National, down to the boardwalk and climb Abrucena its course until Abla.
Mozárabe Camino de Santiago - Stage 4 (25.7 Km): Abla-Real-Road-sales Finana mousetrap-The-Huéneja Huertezuelas
The Camino de Santiago Mozárabe started from Almería, part from the Mediterranean Sea, through three cities Heritage "" Granada-Cordoba-Mérida "" and the National Park of Sierra Nevada-Natural and Biosphere Reserve, with the appeal this means for those who choose this path. The pilgrim who choose our province to start the Camino de Santiago, travel the path of greater mileage of Spain to be the longest diagonal of the Iberian Peninsula (Cabo de Gata Cape Finisterre) The stages go through La Alpujarra Almeria are STAGE 2 (15 km) starting from Santa Fe de Mondujar, through Alhabia, Alsodux, Santa Cruz De Marchena and reaches Alboloduy, STAGE 3 (27 km) starting from Alboloduy Birth and passes, The Gregorios, Doña María, Ocaña, Boards and reaches Abla, and Stage 4 (26 km) starting from Abla and passes through the Real-Finana way mousetrap sale, and reaches the Huertezuelas Huénja . This Epata (Step 4 of 26 Km) begins in Abla, one of the municipalities where they are better represented the various prehistoric and historical periods through their archaeological remains, receives the pilgrim in the Roman Mausoleum. Following a simple walk through the urban fabric, the route from the Paseo offers a magnificent view of the Sierra Nevada and the nearby town of Abrucena. We continue along the path that crosses the Río Birth to reach the Camino Real, ancient way of communication was used for centuries by people, troops, goods etc. circulating between Granada and Almeria and developed on-site service and sales for multiple carriers and chivalry. Again reach the river and continue tracing it to the town of Finana, where in 1489 spent the night in his citadel Catholic Kings Road conquest of the kingdom of Granada. Also highlight of Finana his tank and Almohad mosque. Up the Royal Street in the church square, turn right and look for the descent to the Rambla de Almería to continue by that historic road that will take us to sale Mousetrap. After this population, we crossed an avenue and a monolith-arrow fires the Pilgrim Almería and mark the front, the way forward towards Huertezuelas and Huéneja already in the Granada province.
Path Gabiarra Cerecillos the SL-A 151
It is a high mountain trail that gradually climbs a ridge parallel to the track in the beginning that takes us through a real canyon toward the old mining Gabiarra. Halfway we enter (2,040 mts) National Park. We are in the mountains, so the weather and safety conditions can we be compromised in many days of the year. It's pretty safe to regard the medium and kept in very good condition. It is ideal to make family provided the weather.
Path of PR-A 37 Aguadero
The path of Aguadero will allow us to enjoy a beautiful landscape with lush vegetation, within which highlights a unique tree such as the Rosa Brown listed as a natural monument. During the tour we will go through several canyons and pristine see old farmhouses, some of them restored. This stunning location is considered one of the lungs of the province of Almería. We start from the recreation area Birth, within 1 mile of Laujar Andarax. From there we follow the track that goes between limestone gorges, along the river to the canyon Andarax the Snapper, which is marked the beginning of this path. The trail climbs through terraces of almond, olive and oak, to a splendid era, where traditionally the cereal grain is separated from its shell. From here we witnessed a beautiful show landscape: Valley Andarax, chaired by the hill of Mortar (2,519 m), and saw Gádor the background. Continuing the way we will observe curious geological phenomena caused by water erosion and the effect of temperature on an area of \u200b\u200blimestone materials, in which we see as a joint (large rock fracture). We continue climbing to cross the Canal Hydropower, old canal that supplied several factories of light. We left the canal to get into the pine forest and pass next to a ruined farmhouse surrounded by large chestnut. Interested In this view the contact point between the metamorphic limestone materials. It is here on a bético endemism, the rompesayos shrub that prefers acid substrates. We continue walking among pine afforestation watching the big gully erosion has caused on the ground. When we take about two miles (from the ditch) arrive at the Edges of Umbria, natural viewpoint, more than 1,600 meters high. From here you can enjoy wonderful views, chaired by Almirez hill, on which stand the ancient terraces where until many years all types of cereals were grown. To our right the hill of Peñas Blancas we surround down to the canyon Aguadero. This beautiful and secluded spot is the place to stop and observe the vegetation around us. We find ourselves in a riparian forest with willows, poplars and ash trees. We crossed to the opposite side of the ravine and along a path between pine forest we reached the track. At this point we agree with the trail route Sulayr (GR-240), the beacons we have the red and white colors. Leave the trail for a path to the left. Brown along you to de la Rosa, a copy wonderful centenary whose trunk spans the embrace of several people. We continue the trail through chestnut populations, until the canyon Flock of Cows and aliseda magnificent. We crossed the ravine by a wooden bridge and climb up to the forest trail, coming near the farmhouse of Rancid. We walk about three miles down the forest path. Palomar spend the canyon and Horcajo. At this point we will be on the La Murilla, from where we can enjoy the wonderful views that give us the peaks of Sierra Nevada this area: Mortar (2,519 m) and Vulture (2,464 m). Continue the forest track for another 5 miles to get back to the recreation area.
Path of PR-A297 castillejo
This trail begins at the edge of town Laujar address. During its course, between the foothills of Sierra Nevada and Sierra de Gador allow us to enjoy a deep green agricultural landscape where olive trees, the highest in the world they say dominate, vegas and small typical Mediterranean with a strong Moorish flavor. The ruins of the small fortification emiral time, still preserved in the area of \u200b\u200bEl Castillejo, and that names Alcolea (Alcolaya: Castillejo, or Small Fortress), is another attraction that can be found in the first part of this route. We start with a gentle descent along a track that leads to the bed of the river Alcolea, from where we have a nice view of Sierra Nevada. Once in the river continuous track, the channel, downstream until we found a sign that diverts us right, entering a zone of terraces and villas for concrete road, here we begin to rise slightly. Shortly after walking along the concrete track the trail turns left and leads us into an armband, which brings us back to the river. We walked on the track that is in the river, we crossed a few meters ahead and continue along the track until the trail turns to the left where a steep climb for a pretty rocky trail begins. Continue along this stony to reach an area of \u200b\u200bolive trees where we find the slope of Angostura. At the bottom of the hill we come to a viewpoint where we can see the whole tour we have done and good views of the Sierra Nevada. Here we can terminate the tour, so from here back to the car take a walk through the village but not before stopping at the hermitage of San Sebastian and San Ildefonso.
Path of the Alpujarra GR-142 Step 10 Laujar Andarax-Benecid-Almócita-Padules
Take Highway Fondón. Just outside the village close to the left road leads us to Benecid spent camping near Milling Laujar when we crossed the Andarax river whose beauty can appreciate walking either in your environment marked trails, shortly after we left another road up to the Tourist Village. Continue left then first launched a multi turn right and at the next junction take the road to the right that passes over a house next to a power pole. We spend a trough after which we will take the right lane that descends down to this stretch Benecid not miss it since it is a main track. We cross the village along the main road and continue along the road to Almócita which we leave to continue until you reach a junction with the road to Canjayar Laujar, next to a large bridge. Continue straight and meters we pass the water treatment plant and the ruins of an old factory. We arrived at the Rambla de Patrocinio, climb it and about 100m up a road to the right. Up we came to a hill with a cross, ascend to the left to a second hill from where you can see the Houses of Solana (old abandoned mines), take the left lane leading to other more flat pass another intersection that the right to take one last pass under Captain Hill, spotting Almócita forward at this point leave the trail in the footsteps of a shot to the left and descend passing by ruins, where a path through the bushes low pass by gypsum ovens, crossing over a ravine and descending a gully area to the channel. Continue left without leaving the lane connecting to a road junction, continue on it until Almócita approximately 1 Km distant. Exit Almócita the way to the cemetery. This is a narrow, paved road, after a curve with a goat farm a crossroads that we left. The trail descends gently finding a new fork continue right through the olive groves, later the tarmac road ends and we find another intersection next to a large pond, follow the opposite path that passes a small hut 200 meters below. To our right is the cemetery of Padules, something out of the people, without losing sight of your reference, continue along a concrete road, which is just a shortcut, take it to return to the main track and finish this stretch to reach the Town Hall.
Path of the Alpujarra GR-142 Step 11 Padules-Canjayar-Ohanes
Padules output to Canjayar is on the same road of Canjayar, she walked about 1 km turn right and a narrower paved road known as Road Boluñeba, we continue until the asphalt ends. We will pass through an area with stone walls, a southeasterly direction, later found another large intersection, continue forward until you reach a house, following the canal accompanying the track 50 meters having crossed this last ditch booth and got to a narrow path that leads to the right we passed the corner of a pond where the trail turns left and descends abruptly, we find a farmhouse among some vines from there follows a marked path along the crest large gully on which we walk, and that goes around from right to left, again the path is narrow and steep going through a steep ravine marked by a ditch and the vines until you reach a curve of a paved runway. Keep left at the head without turning off. About 100 meters to reach a bridge over the river Andarax beside a clay slope on this paved track had left a bridle path connecting on a curve next to a box with a road Canjayar Alcora in same corner a few meters above the left appears again this way saves us a few meters to reach Canjayar. On the road to Laujar Canjayar take the path that goes next to the Santa Cruz. This road is about a mile Chico River in the Quebrada de la Culebra, right across the river, a large bridge, we passed a farmhouse, to the right is a path by which gain altitude quickly. This road is wide and passable, do cycling, and connect with other wider track where an abrupt change of direction is done right, then enter a small valley to the right to save a few meters back on track there is a small farmhouse, keep left, passing under a ruined ends our walk up and becomes softer between stone walls, leave this lane along a road to the left on a sharp curve, which after 200 meters we leads to the Alpujarra village Ohanes.
Path of the Alpujarra GR-142 Step 13 Abrucena-Finana
Exit Abrucena the way to the cemetery which is cemented to reach a crossroads by a fountain, leave this road and take a right and on a dirt track, about 100 meters making a sharp change in direction continue along the left lane. It is a direct road to the village of Escuchagranos, bounded on the left by long stone walls among olive groves; him several lanes on both sides arise. When you reach the motorway take Almería left a service road to cross an underpass. On the other side, there are two roads, go for the least left without turning the Escuchagranos he got to a terraced area. 50 meters is a path to the right that goes to the National Highway 324 turn back to the left and then across the road to the right take the middle lane which runs along a large pond. This old road not to swerve, passes two large villas on either side and come to die in a ravine. On the left we climbed the boardwalk and the first lane to the right we find we reach the historic village of Finana which concludes the GR-142, Path of the Alpujarra.
Path of the Alpujarra GR-142 Step 8 Las Canteras-Alcolea
From the entrance of the town of Las Canteras descend to a cemented Ugíjar river, for he went down and meets the river Yátor track. Here the canyon is quite open and amazes us how it goes wading mountains and forming a beautiful gorges on its slopes. To the left we see the farmhouse Pigeons and below, after a bend making River on the right side a path that reaches some pine stands where another farmhouse insinuates. The pits and reach the riverbank. Caen huge walls to our left, we left when we came across the dam. After crossing arrived about orchards and olive groves and spent a hurdle and reach the river Darrícal just when it joins the river where we got off. A few miles down the river reaches the marsh Benínar, name of people who flooded the marsh itself. We crossed the river, and in the province of Almería, and its left margin Darrícal descend comfortably. We first his laundry, no longer in use as one of their homes. Beside their schools are closed. Because its population is elderly. As was the house of teachers is now the office, and over the church, next to an abandoned and a square with a fountain with two spouts mill. From the square of Darrical we went down the main street until you reach the road. To locate out a post with arrows indicates the direction to take. We continue our way down the road, reaching Lucainena. Almost abandoned village and underserved. Since we started the stretch to Lucainena Alcolea. We follow the road until a road junction with a bridge. Continue along the road to Cherín and about 200 meters to our right track to take. Follow this trail that runs parallel to the new road to Laujar Andarax Ugíjar. About 2 kilometers find a fork next to an old farmhouse, take the right lane coming down the river. Once there, we headed to the left, we upstream the channel is wider and the road continues along the same avenue to find a long wall on the left side that is part of an old mill. At the end of this wall and to the right in the direction of the march we follow a lane excavated between large slope that rises overlooking a surprising landscape heavily traveled by vehicles. After the climb we reach an intersection and continue left. On a hill we found a multiple crossroads follow the second left, also we do with the next junction. From here you can see the town of Alcolea let out of the way without another lane to the right and came to a new hill to an intersection take the right direction Alcolea descending rapidly to a few groves on terraces where continuous track by the same ravine between retaining walls up to a large open area marked by a large slope on our right to make a sudden change of direction to the right and continue along the track always dominated slopes of clay and stone walls up to a concrete bridge over the river Alcolea. When crossing the road gives a curve to the right and crosses the valley to a large open area contained by a concrete wall, from where a road to the left, to immediately make a sharp change of direction to the right in the direction of progress and climb the hill Alcolea cemented, up to the church square.
Path of the Alpujarra GR-142 Step 9 Alcolea-Laujar Andarax
The beginning of the trail begins from the old road to Laujar. About 50 meters down the road leaving the trail follows a lane between trees. Go up the right win a few meters tall to be softer then, continue forward through the olive groves and orchards. The road narrows as it ascends, connect again with another wider lane, go left to get back to the road, at this point, find a ditch with a path parallel to the road that links with cement lane, across a pool see on the canal. Continue to the right along the concrete road that ends upon arrival at a chalet, follow the lane between stone walls without leave. Later we will go towards the new road will cross approximately at kilometer 90, to stay on the track that leaves us ahead. Above had a least left passing lane between almond and then walked over a concrete embankment built to work on the new road. Later comes a pine forest track tour, where we find another intersection below an electrical tower. Turn right and descend down to the promenade, we leave the road and continue to the right through the same channel of the gully, parallel to a phone line to the right of the road. The boardwalk is boxed and we begin to open another lane. We have to go right for the same esplanade to connect with the road, we crossed a lane to take part of it turn left, climb it, it is a main track that runs through the rich vineyards Laujar, principal agricultural activity in the area. Without turning off the first mile, we came to a bend to the right and continue along this track recently paved ignoring at any time of the multiple crossings had until reconnect with Highway Laujar Alcolea-up to a gas station . Take this opportunity to walk a path beside the football field and parallel to the road. In our passage we find the Interpretation Center of the Natural Park of Sierra Nevada, a must. 500 meters ahead and are already in Laujar of Andarax next to the bullring. Population neuralgic Alpujarra Almeria where we find all kinds of services
Path of the Alpujarra Stage 12 GR-142-Ohanes the recreational area Sebal - Abrucena
Exit Ohanes by road to the Sanctuary Tices and Abla. Take the road up to the cemetery and to reach a level with a pen, the track continues to climb to the right, 200 meters take the trail to the left, which goes under a strong slope and a curve connecting with track Forest Park. It is one of the main tracks of the Park, the top has some other shortcut that can harness marked by ruts forestry vehicles then reach a small pass at 1461 m (610 m level from Ohanes) where the panorama is worth the effort, since this point part a lane leading to the house of forest lookouts, we continue to the left to meet a crossroads passing the booth repeater radio. Not attend the following crosses and continue along this track becomes monotonous and long and reaches an elevation of 1,610 meters in the canyon from here Atayuela a flat and steady decline for the same track we take 5.5 Km Recreation Area Rowan in a privileged enclave, surrounded by a pine forest before reaching it spent two crosses next to each other, taking in the two cases which comes right out. At the second intersection according to the direction of travel find an indication of the Nature Classroom Walls where we can find help if necessary. From here we continue on the track and we leave to take down a lane that goes to the left to go through a small valley, continue ascending leaving the right a small farmhouse on high, then the road descends finding his step another lane to right, we must continue to the left. We walk up to a sinuous curves where the track ends, from this point a marked trail passes a barbed wire fence, about 100 meters, and forks, despise running parallel to the fence and turn right going for a small open portichuelo where an old bridle path by which we descend to Abrucena. At first the descent is direct pushing through a rocky area below, passes about 400 meters from the farmhouse Coto where the slope is gentler and although the path is clear is that we find many referrals which should not mislead us. We passed through an area between rocks that can confuse us like a ridge where the road is on the right side around her and down between some ravines, past this stretch the trail begins a journey down the slope towards the left towards Abrucena not lose view down to the Rambla de los Santos passing by some old farmhouses. Crossing to the other side, in front and take an old mule with well preserved walls that leads to people Abrucena
Path of the mills and sources PR-A354
This is an interesting and varied route that runs along old roads, trails and ditches that allows us to visit the most important remains of the flour mills hydraulic Abla, now in ruins, and appreciate the importance they had in their day, but which form Almeria part of cultural heritage. We follow the signs, start from the Roman Mausoleum Abla delving deeper into the streets in an urban walk where Mausoleum Abla admire part of the historical and artistic heritage of Abla, as the cistern-Ermita Wonderland and the pipe cross San Juan, Plaza Mayor with City Hall, the Church of the Annunciation Roman Avitiano pedestal or the Hermitage of San Anton, in the plaza of the same name. At the end of the square is a viewpoint from which a spectacular view of Sierra Nevada is appreciated. Continue along the path of Huertas, where the first of the mills, with the same name, was now in ruins. At the end of the road cross the channel of the Rambla de los Santos and we joined right at the canal path of Olives. In the near ravine is Fuente Agria, a spot with a source of ferruginous waters and raft to irrigate nearby agricultural plots, become a sitting area with bay window. Fuente Agria continuing along the path of Olivares arrived at the Chapel of the Holy Martyrs (XVII-XIX), patrons of Abla, walk to the main road to Ohanes Abla. Following a stretch of about 100 meters, address Ohanes, we joined the left the path of Locrones, through the viewpoint of the Winds, from which you can enjoy one of the best views of Abla and the valley of the River birth. Let down by a old mule headed to the neighborhood of the Boards, where we met with the A-92 Mill aqueduct Arcos, with its seven arches, carrying water to the mill disappeared. Past the village of Boards, crossed the channel of the Rambla and went through the mill of the Rock, which still retains the stepped nature ruined by the mill in the flood of 1953. Rock climbed the slope and headed toward the neighborhood of Hernandez, where the mill is located Nuevo, a mill inhabited and whose artisanal milling machinery is in good condition. Aqueduct Mill Bow ascending along a stretch of the river Nacimiento, the first of the mills on the left is the Chickens mill mentioned in 1571 in the Book of survey of Abla. After walking a stretch of boardwalk, we joined the left margin along which the canal of the source of Caceres, meeting with the Moral mill, where you can see the flush and doubling cube. And finally, we continue along the canal de la Fuente of Caceres, upstream will lead us to the path that will lead Moral payment, again, into town to complete this form milling and Abla sources along the path Mausoleum.
Path of the PR-A296 Pradillos
The Path of the Pradillos a convenient route with two distinct parts, an old logging trail, which takes us through a pine forest to the ruins of a forest home, and forest trail around growing areas and scrub, we allows us to contemplate the south side of Sierra Nevada and Alpujarras. The route begins along a forest track that climbs making several curves through a pine forest. We leave this and cross over a small stretch almond and scrublands. In one corner, we take a path that goes to our right. We see a sign that tells us that this is the Forest Path "Cistern Arc - Castala". From here follow this path, crossing a pine forest. The trail is very comfortable with low slopes and well marked. The pine forest is thick so it'll be in shade almost the whole stretch. There is no problem in following the tour. Just a curve appears to our left a trail that descends through the vegetation, share a few meters on our way, and continues down to our right. In both crosses, some posts clearly show us where we should not continue. Finally we arrived at the ruins of the Forest House. It is a charming place, surrounded by pine and cypress trees with a few small buildings and some more, also in ruins. The trail becomes a forest trail that climbs to reach a junction. We turn our left, still ascend among the pines. Finally we left the pine forest. We are surrounded by scrub and some almonds. We then enjoy a view of almost the entire south side of Sierra Nevada and Alpujarras. In this area where we reached the highest point of our route. Follow the track, past some farms. At a bend we found a poster whose aim was to help identify the peaks of Sierra Nevada we can contemplate. Unfortunately it is very run down. From this point the track begins to descend and make a pair of curves. In one of them to the right is to be careful as we leave the track and take a path that leads to our left, crossing some almonds. This road goes down to a junction where a path that will take our right. The terrain is rocky and very little vegetation. The trail begins a short but sharp descent to the Rambla del mortar, which can take a stream of water. The cross and move parallel to it until he passed a dam. The trail continues down through the bushes and some small pine trees. We see the road leading to Laujar Andarax, until we reach, the end point of the path. To get to the starting point, we will have to travel this road, on the left, for a couple of kilometers.
Path Sulayr GR-240 Step 10 Canyon Creek-The Cerecillo
This short but demanding stretch, two interesting crosses ravines of the Sierra Nevada Almeria, the lush greenery of the Creek between its bed rocky parapets, and Paterna del Río, a deep ravine where vestiges in its aspects of farming are appreciated of the inhabitants of the mountains, such as terraces, eras, dilapidated cottages, ditches, etc.. A humanized landscape of great ethnological value has recently been abandoned, causing a comparable demographic bleeding occurred with the expulsion of the Moors in the late sixteenth century. The steep slopes to be overcome to reach us serve Cerecillos yet to take it easy and save and appreciate the wonderful views of the Alpujarra in the bottom of the Mediterranean coast.
Path Sulayr GR-240 Step 11 Cerecillo-La Polarda
We approached the eastern end of Sierra Nevada through mid hills and ravines slope between the peaks of Almirez Vulture and Polarda, and peoples of the Alto Andarax: Laujar, Fondón, Beires and Ohanes, by the terms Sulayr passes. Trails and forest roads the route is diverse and contrasting, represented by pine afforestation, valuable with ancient oaks, areas of old-mountain, open space in the hills and shady ravines lush riparian vegetation. For much of the journey we will enjoy wonderful views over this privileged corner of Eastern Andalusia, where the highest mountain in stark contrast to the Mediterranean sea horizon. To top this scenic route from the Polarda have a bird's eye view the Cabo de Gata and the Bay of Almería, the orchard Andarax Valley and the impressive limestone mass of the Sierra de Gador.
Path Sulayr GR-240 Step 12 The Polarda-La Roza
We are in the eastern spur of the Sierra Nevada, where the vast horizon opens up to the sea, where the mountains begin to rise above the surrounding mountains (Sierras of Filabres, Alhamilla, Gádor, etc) and acquires its rugged appearance. After traveling over a hundred miles along the south side of Sierra Nevada, the trail turns to Sulayr northern slopes of the mountains along its circular path. This section highlights the downward passage through the Atalayuela Loma, where we found a valuable adehesado oak with wonderful views of the coast of Almeria. Along the way we find remains of ancient villas and work, where not long ago inhabited farmers in the villages of Ohanes, Abla and Abrucena. The abandonment of crops and pastures, and pine reforestation intense will be the general trend in the following sections of Sulayr.
Path Sulayr GR-240 Step 14-The Black Stone Toril
In this section the trail Sulayr runs through the Sierra Nevada and Granada Almeria, by the municipalities of Finana and Huéneja, the first in the region of Rio Birth and the second in the Marquess of Zenete. It is a section with some difficulty, therefore the distance as the journey of continuous ups and downs going through hills and ravines. The height through which the trail passes, over two thousand meters, advised us to go and physically well prepared with the proper clothing, based on weather forecasts and planning of the day, especially in adverse weather. If the weather is favorable enjoy one of the most unknown corners of Sierra Nevada where they are represented various ecosystems that make this National Park a leader in biodiversity. During the journey we will observe the remains of ancient cultures and their traditional structures (cottages, eras, ditches, pond, pen, etc.) that remind us of the connection they had with the mountain peoples, which obtained numerous resources.
Path Sulayr GR-240 Step 9 Source Espino-Canyon Creek
This stretch of the Alpujarra walking Sulayr Almeria and from saws to Valor and Laroles Bayárcal. Crosses numerous high mountain streams and ditches filled with greenery arid southern hills. A medium mountain passes on the white villages and crops under the landmark peaks of the San Juan and Chullo. Also in this section secular cross roads linking the two slopes of Sierra Nevada through the Ports of Lobo and Ragua. This rugged territory was the scene of fierce battles between Moors and Christians who still recall the village festivals. Of both cultures is printed mark on the landscape: farmhouse, irrigation, labor, were ..., and the wildlife that has adapted to this intense human presence: fox, mountain goat, wild boar, golden eagle, partridge, etc.. The route passes through dense pine reforestation and valuable native oaks, Broom in forest clearings and thorny bushes that fill color with flowers and fruits of the mountain slopes (hawthorn, blackthorn, barberry, wild roses ...). This diversity of flora and fauna (one third of the mainland fauna is present in Sierra Nevada), complete with riparian ecosystems in different streams we crossed, where willows, willow, poplar ..., are the protagonists of these habitats.
Puerto Trail-Cabo de Gata Ragua GR-140 Step 1 P.la Ragua-Bayarcal
We begin our descent through pines, in a landscape reminiscent of the Pyrenees, surprised the material of the first arrow GR where we are, because this is not wood, but if it is its appearance, it is "Palitroc" , a material made from recycled plastic greenhouse and drip irrigation, following the mid-environmental Provincial Trails Plan philosophy. This points us (Bayárcal) to one of the paths that constitute the network winter ski background recreation station Ragua Harbor (about 10 km). Also notes the GR 7 until his arrival in Bayárcal, leads to the river, we pause a moment to enjoy a herd of mountain goats that are drinking water. In the Sierra Nevada National Park, we can discover its wealth of flora that has inventoried more than 2,100 plants, representing about 25% of the total flora of the Iberian Peninsula. The fauna is also important, and there is a very unique community of birds among which we highlight the griffon vulture golden eagle. Among mammals we must emphasize the ibex weasel snow vole. Reptiles and amphibians are outstanding Viper Ocellated lizard the natterjack toad. Approaching the Cerro del Chullo of 2,612 m. and Laguna Seca are some alternatives to the itinerary. During the ride the pine forest is replaced by poplars and oaks to end in an area of \u200b\u200balmond and apple, topped by huge chestnut trees, cows graze freely with us in some sections. We stop at the Inn of the Horsemen, selling old Camino Real, to hire their services in an equestrian route. Already in the town of Bayárcal, white houses with flat roofs launa clothing Mudejar church of the sixteenth century, among ravines we can see its forests of oak and chestnut apple orchards. In this locality the GR 7 GR 140 here coincided in its route, descending to the river would reach the town of Granada Laroles, which can be seen from here separates.
Puerto Trail-Cabo de Gata Ragua GR-140 Step 2 Bayarcal-Laujar Andarax
We left this town on the A 337 bound for Paterna del Río, until it joins a road that leads to the castle and then reach Yniza Paterna del Río. At the entrance to the town we found a shrine that worships the Virgin de los Remedios town patron. Although the origin of this population appears to be Phoenician, as indicated by the findings in the mines of La Gabiarra, his personality comes from the Muslim period, especially in 1569 during the rebellion of the Alpujarras held Guarros, then the town where Marquis of INIZA built a palace of which only ruins remain. This corner of Sierra Nevada is characterized by countless streams and fountains, fruit thaw, whose waters have medicinal mineral properties ferruginous, soda, sulfur, and which for centuries gave seaside fame. Now we replace Guarros advantage and strength to the rise and fall that leads to Laujar Andarax, we traveled about 3 km from Paterna and we subtract about 7 Km. In our journey through the Alpujarra, enjoy your food and wine (cabañil garlic, porridge colorás, crumbs and tarbinas among others, its sausages and hams and a wide variety of desserts) as well as the coastal scenery and the hospitality of its neighbors. We arrived Laujar Andarax, we move into the municipality between vineyards, sample the wine tradition, the valley is beautiful and gives us a unique view of the Gador the background. Considered by many even the capital of the Alpujarra, as it was in the nazi era, Laujar the last Muslim king of Almería "El Zagal" which was established in this town for some time, died also the last Moorish king Boabdil chooses as last home before leaving for Africa, she was proclaimed king Aben Humeya who starred in the Moorish revolt in año1.568 where he was murdered by his own followers. Monuments include churches, palaces houses XVII-XVIII and the remains of the Citadel of Boabdil century, but in this location the water is the protagonist, "sixteen are sources that have my people ....." he told us in his verses the poet born in 1877 in this location Villaespesa Francisco. In his term the hill Almirez river gives life to Andarax, if we go to it surprises us abundant forest where we find an old and possibly the biggest in the Sierra Brown Centennial, we have the possibility to switch of the route with GR 142 (Sendero de la Alpujarra) accompanying us are crisscrossing until shortly before the bridge of the neighborhood where it continues to Alcora Canjayar. We can also connect with the Gador impressive mountain range, through the PR A-123 old road to Caparidad mines. We can rest in any of the many lodgings in this town or in the magnificent facilities of the tourist town of Laujar.
Puerto Trail-Cabo de Gata Ragua GR-140 Step 3 Laujar Andarax-Canjayar
The trail leaves Laujar address Benecid small neighborhood of great charm whose church is testimony to the Moorish temples of the XVI century. From here we come to Fondón separating the GR 142 who accompanied us from arrival to Laujar, we choose the path down to the river following the indications of GR 140, the landscape is rivera malls, rushes and reeds, a raptor on the course watching us from above. In this town we can enjoy its historic and artistic heritage houses Source Victoria, Fondón and his church, a diverse landscape: vega, rivers, mountains of Sierra Nevada and S. Charger, of the lead, which from 1791-1832 gave this land wealth extracted, highlights its flora, 17 species of the genus Teucrium of which four of them are specific to the Sierra de Gador, Sideritis species of large ecological, and other trees and shrubs such as pine, rowan, hawthorn, barberry, and much more vulgar and common plants like thyme, steppes, rosemary, gorse, torviscos, lavenders, yesqueras, etc.. Among the fauna we cite as important prey golden eagle, Bonelli's eagle and peregrine falcon among others. Fondón leave and continue our path parallel to the river, we address this once last Cacín bridge, the trail to cross the river again and ascends along a track that makes us match the GR 142 to reach the town of Almócita, in which we entered from the Shrine of Our Lady of the Abandoned, whose pilgrimage is shared with municipalities in Beires, Padules and Ohanes and that together with the parish church of XVII century Mudejar are two elements to see in this locality. We have traveled 16 Km After two miles we reached Padules about where their wines fruit of the vine have become very popular, its streets lead us to the Mudejar style church that dominates the square, although in its plain where we find her attractive. We started toward the road Canjayar to leave after entering in the terraces of vines. The views are extraordinary Ohanes and Canjayar, the GR 140 leaves at the junction with the road to the GR 142 Canjayar that continues to the village where we can visit your church and the Hermitage of San Blas where we can contemplate the Valley Andarax and its contrast to the bad-lands, we chose to spend the night in this municipality.
Ragua Puerto Cabo de Gata-GR-140 Step 4 Canjayar trail-Instinción
Undo the path traveled by the GR 142 the previous day to the junction with the GR 140 (2 km approx.). We seek Andarax river, which we cross on landing, continue until you reach the neighborhood of Alcora, from which the trail coincides with the Rock Vereda Alto, past the recreation area that is 500m Crystal. the trail. We are in the Valley Andarax, the "Age of Life" in Arabic (Andaraj), his garden and his famous table grapes make it the garden of Almería. Taking us one mint tea in "Kabila" imaginatively moved to that time. Instinción small village in prime position on the banks of the river Andarax his name but not certainty, is said to be that of a Muslim princess of the Nazari family, although some historians have supposed him of Roman origin, possibly from the time of Augustus. Since nothing is proven we were the first to seem more exotic and with this idea we cross the sixteenth century Mudejar church and some of its white streets.