Zarabanda – Las Hoyas

Distance: 3.4 miles
Duration: 1.5 – 2 hours
Min.Height: 19 feets
Max.Height: 275 feets
Level: Easy
Conditions: Short distance, good surfaces, gentle slopes.

This circular route is number 6 of the routes waymarked by the Council. It starts on the path from Secadero to Casares near the Cortijo de Barrancón where we turn onto a track and then after a few metres take a turning to the left.

The walk follows the Zarabanda stream which is flanked by reed-beds, wild olive trees, cork oaks and areas of Mediterranean vegetation. The track leads us up to a small pass where you can see a group of country dwellings. Arriving at a crossroads between the paths we take the one to the left which descends to the Las Hoyas stream which we cross. The path then runs parallel to the stream until reaching the floodplain of the River Guadiaro, where we join the Los Nogales path in a southerly direction until we return to where we began.

This route is characterised throughout its length by abundant vegetation: gall oaks, wild olive trees and large areas of land dedicated to citrus trees