Cork Oak Natural Park Route

Los Alcornocales Natural Park

This linear route is a perfect way to experience the essence of the Alcornocales Natural Park and to enjoy superb panoramas. You can see deer and vultures among other species and ride through verdant forests of Portuguese Oak and Cork Oak, and pass by streams where the vines climb to the top of the trees.

Commencing in the recreation zone of Picacho, we follow the road that joins Alcalá de los Gazules and Puerto Gáliz . Along a sealed road we ascend for 5 kilometres with some steep ramps, but the effort is rewarded with marvellous views of the nearby peak of Picacha. A gentle descent for ten kilometres allows us to enjoy the views south in which you can see the sea on a clear day.

Another climb takes us to Tajo Sancho where there is an important colony of vultures. We continue the route accompanied by the soft sounds of running water , it curves and bends until we arrive to the lush gallery forest of the Peguera Creek.