La Acedía- Pasada del Pino

Distance: 7.8 miles
Duration: 3.5 hours
Min.Height: 639 feets
Max.Height: 1.893 feets
Level: Moderate
Conditions: Medium distance, some uneven surfaces, total ascent/descent of 1.600 feets.

The start of this route is 2.7 miles from Casares. This is no. 4 of the routes waymarked by the Council.

The route begins at the MA-8300 road junction in La Acedía at 1. The road descends and passes through a steeply sloping wood of cork oaks. We walk below two great cork oaks and after passing a few houses we start to climb the hillside of Sierra Bermeja. We pass a muladar (vulture feeding area) on our left.

The main track takes us to the Acedía gorge, commonly known as the Pasada del Pino. After crossing the stream at  the track turns south, and after a while turns into a narrow path which passes over the crest. This in turn eventually meets a forest track, which, after crossing the Acedía stream, takes us back to our starting point.

The main attractions of this route are the marvellous views of the Sierra Bermeja and La Acedía valley. On clear days it is possible to see as far as Gibraltar and the mountains of Africa.