Interpretative routes

The Sierra de Andújar has numerous trails where you can enjoy nature in a pleasant and respectful way. Hand in hand with our guides, you will be able to discover all the corners that this mountain range hides and get to know its history and evolution and, if the luck accompanies us, observe the great variety of species that find their habitat in this Mediterranean enclave.

The options available are very diverse, and although here we propose what we consider to be the best way to get to know this territory, the offer can be adjusted to the wishes of each client, so do not hesitate to contact us if you prefer us to prepare a route tailored to your needs.

Description

Pick-up from the accommodation point and transport to the place of departure is at the company’s expense, as it is the return late in the afternoon. The hike will start early, adjusting the schedules to the time of the year in which it will take place.

The route to be followed goes through the heart of the Sierra de Andújar Natural Park in a circular way. There are 18 kilometres in which  we will overcome a difference in level, both uphill and downhill, of about 410 meters, which separate in height the Jándula River (279 meters above sea level) from the Sanctuary of the Virgin of the Head (689 meters above sea level). In this river is where we will start the march, always aware of the varied fauna that inhabits the riverside forest. After leaving the fluvial course to our back, we will begin an ascent that will take us to the Sanctuary, previous step by the recreational area El Jabalí, and during which we will be able to see a good example of the habitat of the Iberian lynx, a Mediterranean forest dominated by holm oaks, leafy mastics and granite pins. Although the probabilities of seeing it in this way are low, we will surely be able to trace it if we pay attention to footprints or excrement.

In the Sanctuary a picnic type meal will be provided by the company.

Once the forces are loaded, we will leave behind the Sanctuary to go down to Lugar Nuevo along the called Camino Viejo. This descent offers an incomparable perspective of the heart of the mountain range, with its gentle hills covered either with pine forests or the characteristic species of the Mediterranean forest; here we will have to pay attention to species as emblematic as the Iberian imperial eagle. At the end of the descent, after crossing the Membrillar stream over a wooden footbridge, the dehesa of Lugar Nuevo awaits us, a flat territory that will take us back to the River Jándula and in which large groups of deer are usually seen grazing among the holm oaks.

Price:

45 € per person(group of 3 people or more)

55 € per person, two people

60 € one person

Time of year: September to May.