Sierra de Aracena Natural Park

The land of the ibérico ham

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Woody hill
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12 Km
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4 hours
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815 m
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Spain
Andalucia

Huelva

Sierra de Aracena Natural Park is one of the largest protected areas in Spain. In the west of Sierra Morena, the hills are scattered with numerous old villages connected each other by wonderful footpaths.

Walkers' paradise
Greenery in southern Spain

The woody hills of Sierra de Aracena make a fantastic refuge for the wildlife, so that, the area was declared Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO. This Park has lots of lovely typical white towns and villages with old paths between them that have been preserved as a heritage and used for leisure today. From Castaño del Robledo, our start point, our walk goes across orchards, springs, oak woods, black pig farms, streams and the charming towns of Alajar and Linares de la Sierra.

Sierra de Aracena Natural Park is one of the best places to walk in Spain. Book your tour now to discover such a lovely area with a local guide.

Itinerary

This linear walk can be done in 4 hours at a relaxed pace. We start from Castaño del Robledo, not far from the main road, and take a footpath towards the hippy village of Calabacino through orchards, dehesas and plantations of sweet chestnut trees. We stop for lunch (excluded) at Alajar, the second rainiest point in Spain, where we can feel the water everywhere. We finish in Linares de la Sierra, one of the most charming towns in the Park, after a gradual and enjoyable descent.

Length of the tour

12 Km / 7.5 miles.

Maximum elevation

815 m / 2,675 feet.

Level of difficulty

Easy to moderate.

Price

Full day

165 Euro per guide

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

Availability

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!

Multilingual

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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