Difficulty: Moderate. Several steep climbs.
Walking (2 h 40 min): Quiet walk through the heart of a unique landscape.
Running (1 h 10 min): Fun training in remarkable surroundings.

 

The route: A sea of undulating black slopes.

The starting point is in Conil, along the path marked Camino de Gaida, following the signs marked PR-LZ MB05. As you progress you can enjoy a beautiful view of the east coast between Caldera de Guardilama and Gaida, as well as a fun descent down a rofe quarry. When you’ve reached the signposted junction, take the path that climbs up to the right and follow the PR-LZ MB02 signs to return to the heart of La Geria. Be careful not to miss the right turn at the top fork.

There are two return options – you can retrace your steps or instead of climbing up the rofe site, you could continue straight on towards Conil. This is the option shown on the map and includes some tarmac road along the way.

Best feature: “Those mountains drawn by children,” as one friend describes them. The harmony of the landscape.
Point of interest on route:  La Geria: Spectacular scenery born out of what originally seemed an absurd idea.

 

Photo: Clara Suárez [instagram.com/clarabonphoto]