Almonaster and its Moorish legacy

Nature & history

Woody hills
14 Km
5 hours
890 m


This walking tour takes places in the beautiful and green Sierra de Aracena Natural Park in the north of Huelva province, west of Andalucia. The start of the walk is about the same distance from Huelva and Seville cities (1h30).

Climbing time!
The villages of Almonaster

Almonaster La Real and its Mosque controlling impassively the advance of time. This is a thousand-year-old town with a wide architectural heritage that deserves its declaration as a historic-artistic complex. The walk from Aguafria towards Almonaster goes through lovely farms and hills where the exuberant vegetation provides shade from village to village.

The Cerro San Cristobal, one of Huelva’s peaks, offers astonishing views of the sierra and the charming town of Almonaster down below by the foothill.

Book a guide for a real experience!


This linear walk can be done in 5 hours at a relaxed pace. We start from Aguafria by the main road and take a footpath towards Los Romeros through orchards, dehesas and plantations of chestnut and pine trees. The importance of the black pig is evident in the town as we pass through on the way to Canalejas where we gear up to the 3 kilometre climb to the top of Cerro San Cristobal with some very steep slopes. Then, the way downhill is shorter and more gradual into Almonaster where we visit the impressive little mosque.

Length of the tour

14 Km / 8.7 miles.

This walk takes us around 5 hours in a relaxed pace. Mind that the steep 3-kilometre ascent can be challenging for some people who are used to walk on a flat level.

Maximum elevation

890 m / 2,920 feet

Level of difficulty

Moderate to strenuous.

The ascent to the Cerro San Cristobal from Canalejas has some very steep slopes.


Full day

220 Euro per guide

We recommend a ratio of 10 people a guide although we can take up to 15 people per guide.


All year round weather permitting but it might be too hot in the summer. In the winter it may be cold and wet sometimes but nice and sunny the most of the time!


All our guides speak fluent English and the tour can be done in French, Portuguese or Catalan on demand.

Pick up and drop-off

On the walking tours, we usually meet at the start point of the walk. Nevertheless, pickup can be arranged from any accommodation or any meeting point within the provinces of Huelva and Seville by a fuel fee.

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