Casares - Hiking trails

Route 5: La Albarrá – La Molina

Distance: 3.1 miles
Duration: 1.5 hours
Min.Height: 776 feets
Max.Height: 1.256 feets
Level: Moderate
Conditions: Short distance, uneven surfaces, steep incline at the Tajo with some scrambling.

The route starts from the center of Casares village, taking the Camino de Gaucín. After approximately 700 meters, the trail crosses the medieval bridge over the Albarrada stream, popularly known as the Albarrá. From here, the trail continues uphill until the Puerto de Ronda, next to the Casares Visitor Center, and then it goes slightly down the Ortegícar path, a well-preserved stone road that goes towards the A-377 road between Manilva and Gaucín. Before the route enters into the road, there is a detour on the left that goes along the south edge of Sierra de La Molina. After crossing again the Albarrá stream, the path goes up to the Cerro de la Horca, and then to the starting point through Los Molinos street.

This short but demanding route goes across the complex orography of Casares. It allows the visitors to see the village located on the edge of a cliff from different locations, showing why this unique landscape has conditioned many of its historic moments.