Hiking in Canillsa de aceituno

Embark on a captivating journey through the enchanting trails of Canillas de Aceituno, Andalusia's best-kept secret. From the sweeping vistas of G242 to the rugged beauty of Sendero de las Cabras, each route offers a unique adventure. Discover ancient forests, refreshing waterfalls at Salto del Negro, and the hidden marvel of Sendero El Saltillo. Lace up your boots and immerse yourself in the natural wonders surrounding this picturesque village. Nature's canvas awaits – step into the frame for an unforgettable experience.

 Discover Canillas de Aceituno: A Village of Vibrancy and Charm

1. Sendero El Saltillo: Adventure Among the Mountains

The Sendero El Saltillo was like embarking on a discovery between the mountains. As I walked along the narrow path, surrounded by lush vegetation, it felt like unraveling a well-kept secret. The highlight? The impressive bridge hanging high above the gorge, a breathtaking feat of Mother Nature's craftsmanship. A suggestion for adventurers: take the time to pause on the bridge and savor the feeling of freedom.

Difficulty: ⭐⭐⭐
Duration: 2 hours 
Distance: 6,32 km
Total ascent: 260 meters
Trail type: Hiking paths, with a spectacular suspension bridge
Tip: Wear sturdy shoes and be prepared for elevation changes.
Starting Point: The discovery begins from the village square of Canillas de Aceituno, there is another startingplace (see link for route) to skip the first part of the route by 30-45 minutes.

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2. La Maroma: Onward to the Summit

The ascent of La Maroma felt like a personal triumph. As I navigated through dense forests and rocky paths, the sense of accomplishment grew with each step. The reward at the summit, with a 360-degree view of the surrounding mountains, was breathtaking and instilled a profound connection with nature. A tip for adventurous souls: the sunrise from La Maroma is an unforgettable experience. Set your alarm early and be enchanted by the first rays illuminating the landscape.

Difficulty: ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Duration: 7 hours
Distance: 17,8 km
Total ascent: 1350 meters
Trail type: Hiking paths, some rocky sections
Tip: Sturdy hiking boots are essential for the rocky ascent.
Starting Point: The adventure begins from the La Maroma Visitor Center.

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3. Salto del Negro: Refreshing Waterfalls

The Salto del Negro route was a breath of fresh air on warm summer days. The sound of cascading water accompanied me as I walked along picturesque streams. Upon reaching the waterfalls, I took a refreshing dip, surrounded by natural beauty. A perfect escape from the heat. The most enchanting experience? The feeling of pure joy when, after a refreshing swim, you feel the sun on your face. A natural spa experience in the midst of the mountains.

Difficulty: ⭐⭐
Duration: 2 hours 10 minutes
Distance: 7 km
Total ascent: 250 meters
Trail type: Hiking paths, along streams
Tip: Don't forget your swimwear for a dip in the waterfalls!
Starting Point: The adventure begins from the village square of Canillas de Aceituno.

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4. Ruta Cueva De La Fájara

Embark on an exciting journey exploring the natural wonders of Canillas de Aceituno with the Ruta Cueva De La Fájara. This trail leads to the enchanting Cueva De La Fájara, a nearby cave that promises an unforgettable adventure.
Entering the cave felt like stepping into a hidden realm of mystery. The trail leading up to it is surrounded by lush greenery, creating a sense of tranquility. As you approach the cave entrance, the anticipation builds, and once inside, the unique rock formations and echoes create a captivating atmosphere. It's a perfect blend of nature's beauty and the thrill of exploration.

Difficulty: ⭐⭐
Duration: 1 hours 32 minutes
Distance: 4 km
Total ascent: 218 meters
Trail type: Hiking paths, along streams
Tip: Don't forget to bring your flashlight.

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