A 1, 3 to 7 day trip all year round to test yourself on the GR-48 Sierra Morena Path, the longest path in south Spain (590 km) located within the Sierra de Aracena Natural Park, one of the most untouched areas in Spain. It is a tough crossing to walk, cycle or use pack mules to accompany us and carry our baggage.
A challenging adventure for everybody crossing one the longest green corridors in Europe.Grade: Moderate Grade: Challenging
Option 1 day trip: Hinojales - Arroyomolinos de Leon (21 km.)
Option 3 day trip: Hinojales - Arroyomolinos de Leon - Cala (35 km)
Option 7 day trip: Barrancos - Cumbres Mayores - Hinojales - Arroyomolinos de Leon - Santa Olalla de Cala (110 km)
Suitability: walking, cycling, donkey/horse back riding
Highlights: Mediterranean forest, pasture land, highlands, wildlife watching, mining sites, water springs
The geology of the area comprises rocks such as limestone, greywacke, quartzite, gneiss and granite.
Vegetable gardens are well located by some river banks and springs.
Impressive gallery forest locates by the Montemayor River between Canaveral de Leon and Arroyomolinos de Leon towns.
Big wild mammals such Deer and Wild Boars are easily spotted in the sleepest highlands areas. Otters are regular visitors in the pristine and permanent waters of Murtiga River and Montemayor River.
And as for birds, a large range of birds of prey can be spotted along the GR-48 route through Huelva province. Griffon and Black Vultures, Common Buzzards and Common Kestrel can be watched flying over our heads all year around.
As Biosphere Reserve Sierra de Aracena Natural Park and hence the GR-48 Path arranges different traditional routes of the greatest importance and significance in the past. A common feature along almost every track and path of the route are the dry stone walls which gives character to the trail.
In areas on the border between Portugal and Spain, the path matches former tracks traditionally used for smuggling known as "caminos contrabandistas".
Former water mills are other interesting ethnological reference along the path.
A range of fortresses and castles can be seen along some sections of the route.
A great adventure for families, choose between 3 to 7 day tours around our Refugio Bonales mountain retrait with "Federika", our lovely donkey.
The GR-48 "Sierra Morena" Path Huelva section covers some 120 km through the province of Huelva in Andalucia. Although the route starts off at Barrancos, a small village in Portugal.
Refugio Bonales Mountain retreat - Cuerno Castle del Cuerno - Canaveral de Leon - Cala
If you love animals, and specially donkeys, challenge you and your family members to go on your own with a donkey.
There are several lodging options:
"The donkey is like a 5 year old child, you have to be firm and flexible at the same time". Mule backpacks- should weight equally and no more than 40 kilos together
Walking with our guide - €35 per person per day
Walking with pack donkey - €50 per the group per day
Mountain Biking with our guide - €35 per person per day
Accommodation per night in local hostals or mountain retreats - €25 per person per night
Discounts for groups or families.
Dates: we run year round any dates. No minimum numbers required.