Guadiamar Green Route

Sanlucar la MayorVado del Quema

This route enables you to enjoy a pleasant ride along the banks of the Guadiamar River, which means River of Princes in Arabic. Commencing at the Vado de Quema, the place where El Rocio pilgrims cross the river with their ox-carts. The route heads north passing lush pine forests.

The Guadiamar connects the mountains to the north of Seville with Doñana marshlands and was the unfortunate victim of the worst environmental accident in Spain when a mining industry dam filled with toxic sludge broke and flooded the entire valley with polluted waste in 1998. You can still see the level the river reached on that fateful day by th emarks on some of the trees.

En route you can take a break in the information centre in Aznalcazar and visit the Buitrago Botanic Gardens before arriving to the recreation area of Las Doblas, near Sanlucar.