Pleasant and easy ride to discover the essence of olive oil and its relation with the culture and environment of the area. The rail trail route is really flat, the only one among all these mountains that is not hilly or mountainous. It follows and old railway line that until last century was dedictaed to the olive oil industry.
We commence in Lucena among vineyards that produce the famed Montilla-Moriles fortified wines and commence a slight climb to Cabra. We are soon surrounded by olives and in Cabra the Information Centre can give you an excellent insight into the “liquid gold” produced in the area.
The well paved rail trail continues its gradual ascent next to beautiful mountain ranges to Doña Mencía, the highest point on the route and near Zuheros, a picturesque village encrusted among the rocks and with its famed Cave of Bats. Zuheros also has a beautiful curved iron bridge that crosses the River Bailón, where you can take a lovely short.