Arrival and welcome of the local guide
Day 2 “El Palancar” and “San Carlos del Tiradero” routes.Visits to “La Montera del Torero” and Los Barrios.
“El Palancar” invites you to dive and see the Los Alcornocales. In its 8 Km, we will enjoy and can see a part of ‘Gall’, a small ferruginous fountain next to which we can see an anthropomorphous tomb from the Bronze Age and that endures the passage of time. We will visit some typical Moriscos, and following the promenade surrounded by Cork and gall Oaks, reach a forest of pine in restocking. Here, you will see an information panel where “el Descorche” is explained and visit what we’re proud to call an Andalusian Donkey Reservation, along with some cave dwellings that were inhabited until the late 1970s.
“San Carlos del Tiradero” is a natural enclave surrounded by three different streams located inside Los Alcornocales and with quite an interesting climate.
Said climate allows us to enjoy the moss-embraced Quejigos and, during spring, the Rhododendron bloom, wild Orchids and, of course, the Cork Oak. Such luxuries will be our companions during the 3,5km tour.
“La Montera del Torero” is one of the many natural monuments existing in the Campo de Gibraltar, an interesting rock formation that has undergone different erosive processes with the passage of time, resulting in a very peculiar shape resembling the typical bullfighters’ hat.
Last but not least, we’ll pay a visit to Los Barrios to learn about the town and its cuisine
Day 3: “Río de la Miel” trail and first half of the Colada de la Costa trail.
“Río de la Miel” is a trail that allows you to delve into an interesting Natural environment similar to a rainforest, formed by the impressive path that will lead us to some of the most incredible pools existing in Algeciras and the Natural Park of los Alcornocales. Several landscape milestones host us in this interesting trail run full of legends of bandits where we will find ruins of irrigation canals and mills, a bridge of medieval workmanship that was used in the commercial passage through the Bay of Algeciras to Medina Sidonia or a wellspring that refuses to be hidden by the vegetation. In spring awaits the impressive flowering of rhododendron, spectacular and typical of this area in which by walking parallel to the River, between the roots of the Alders, we will arrive to a magnificent waterfall flanked by two large rocks that flow into a pool of greenish water.
The “Colada de la Costa” trail starts at Punta Carnero’s lighthouse, an old watchtower built back in the 16th century that locates us in front of the Rock of Gibraltar, Ceuta, and the impressive Ibel Musa, offering us a relaxing panorama. We’ll enjoy the typical rock formations this area is fulled with and we’ll end up by visiting Guadalmesí Tower, another watchtower used to monitor the waters of such an important area.
-Visit to the only natural flour mill within the natural park los Alcornocales
-Finally we visit Algeciras knowing their customs, and cuisine.
Day 4 “Bosque de la niebla and Tajo de las Escobas” trail and visit to Tarifa.
The “Boque de la Niebla and Tajo de las Escobas” is a path where we’ll enter a Cork forest and, after a stretch of ascension among ferns, radically change our environment to get into “Los Llanos el Juncal”, a reserve where we’ll enjoy hiking at its best, walk surrounded by Mediterranean Oaks wrapped in moss created by the moisture brought by clouds to this “natural barrier”.
We’ll continue hiking until we get to the highest point in all of the area, so we can enjoy the sensations brought by this privileged place. The panorama offered to us there will encompass the Bay of Algeciras, the Strait and the coast of Tarifa.
But surprises don’t end there. We’ll descend via Puerto del Viento and amaze ourselves with the wind-trimmed trees that are unique to the place.
All that remains is to visit Tarifa to get to know its traditions and cuisine.
-Tasting of canned
Day 5 Trail “ the natural pools of bologna “ and trail of Baelo Claudia.
The Natural Pools of Bologna is a trail starting in Bologna, the place where sustainable tourism becomes more than words.
Then we’ll cross the area known as “El Lentiscal” to set course to Punta Paloma. On the path that starts from Punta Paloma we’ll find a sensational military bunker with views overwhelming enough to move anyone’s heart. We’ll also find “El Chorrito La Teja”, along with some natural pools called “The Baths of Claudia”, typical rock formations where we may be able to swim for a while. The tide mysteriously makes the place change your mood quite drastically.
The first activity of the day is visiting the archaeological site of Baelo Claudia.
After that, the trail will begin from the Cove, bordering the famous archaeological site and crossing a pine forest that will lead us to a higher area with better views
–Visit to a local cheese typical.
Day 6 Visit to “Carteia”, “Mediterranean Steps” road and visit to Gibraltar.
The Archeological Site of Carteia (8th century B.C.) has some Phoenician, Carthaginian, Roman, visigodo, Byzantine, Arabic and Christian remains. This ancient city was once the most important one of the “Campo de Gibraltar” and became the first Latin colony outside of Italy back in 171 B.C. We will also be able to visit a military bunker, one of the many that can be found on this area, with the notable exception that this one became a Museum.
The “Mediterranean Steps” route will be started on Spanish ground, letting us know more things about the Birtish part of the area. We’ll walk along Trafalgar’s Cemetery and the Botanical Garden before we get to the Nature Reserve Zone.
After we visit the Pillars of Hercules we’ll start climbing the notoriously hard Mediterranean Steps. These stairs were built by soldiers and take us to the highest part of “The Rock”, where we’ll enjoy an incredible landscape filled with what remains of several civilizations, along with the local flora and fauna.
Gibraltar tells the story of the Arabs, Berbers, Spaniards and, of course the British.
-We finished the day by visiting curiosities of the “party urbana” and the “commercial” Real Street
Day 7 Playa del Cañuelo – Faro Camarinal – Cueva de las Orcas” trail.
When we leave behind the pine forest and ascend for a little bit, we will then follow a new path that will transit between the typical flora of “Natural Park of the Strait” until we arrive to one of our most iconic viewsm “El Cañuelo Beach”. This charming place will lead us to Faro Camarinal.
We’ll keep ascending until a breathtaking panorama deploys itself before our very eyes: Playa de los Alemanes, Barbate, Vejer and “las Marismas y la Breña del Barbate Natural Park” all put together for us, and behind that, the lighthouse of Trafalgar and los Caños de Meca.
Of course, we son’t forget the neighboring coast of North Africa, the Straits, the feelings they inspire and the panoramic view offered by majestic place.
All that remains is heading for Atlanterra to know the most interesting “Cueva de las Orcas”, where surprising cave paintings are to be found.
Packaging and farewell.
-Tasting of canned
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