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Walking routes in the beautiful Valle de Genal, a hidden gem, a paradise of nature with panoramic views, an abundance of wild flowers, eagles and home to the Griffon Vulture.

Here are some of the routes that we and some of our guests have done. to give you some idea of the variety of walks that are available from Alpandeire.

Limestone mountain, chestnuts and cork oaks.
Starting on an old mule trail you climb up into the mountain behind the village and follow a limestone path that finally descends through wild herbs into a white village for tapas at the local bar. You return to Alpandeire entering the village via an ancient mule trail.

Hidden gorge to Fuente del Espino.
This walk starts with olive and almond fincas that are still in cultivation and then descends through a dramatic gorge to an ancient spring. It is a linear walk with great views and an abundance of birdlife.

Cork oak forest and ancient olive oil mill.
A 5 to 6 hours trek through a large estate of cork and evergreen oak trees. Part of the walk is along ancient mule trails with fantastic views over the Genal valley. After a picnic lunch at the mill by the river you return to the village via a different trail.

Luxurious garden valley and historic water mills.
An old mule trail leading through historic valley gardens that were the breadbasket of the Alto Genal. Steeped in history and original culture the walk continues through oak woods and the remains of ancient chestnut.

Romeral and Cuevas de Almendraches
After leaving the village passed the goat farm you have fantastic views back over Alpandeire from the base of Jarastepar, our local limestone mountain. For those interested in rock scrambling the limestone crags offer an opportunity for a little diversion either now or on the return journey. Before, and during, your climb through pine forests there are many excellent views of the Genal valley. From the Romerel on a clear day the view includes the Mediterranean, Giblalter, Morocco and the Atlantic.

White villages and old mule trails Atajate and Jimera de Libar
After leaving the village you pass through Holm oaks, Cork oaks, Gall oaks and wild Olive trees. You can explore an old tile workshop and an abandoned village in a beautiful hidden valley After climbing the old mule trail you reach Atajate for tapas before moving onto the track leading to Jimera de Libar with views of the Guadiaro valley.

Ronda to Cartajima across Los Riscos over 1200 meters
Leaving the San Francisco district of Ronda you pass through farming areas leading  into the limestone mountain of Los Riscos. A massive outcrop over 1200 meters high modelled by the erosive action of the zone’s heavy rainfall into astounding geographical formations. The walk ends in Cartajima, a neighbouring village in the Alto Genal.