Hiking and trekking trails
Cabo de Gata - Nijar - San José - Almeria


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Trekking route in Almeria

In Almeria we find a network of official trails and can hike many beautiful places in this province; from hiking along the coast of Almeria to inland hiking trails with such highlights as the Natural Park Cabo de Gata - Nijar.

Some of the most interesting routes in Almeria are running through the Tabernas Desert where many been shot many movies or interesting routes that reach Sierra Nevada. The network of walking trails in Almería allows virtually hiking the entire province, enjoying nature and culture of the place, its monuments and its people.

In Almeria we can make Mountain-Bike routes, such as the one starting in Guadix and reaching Cabo de Gata.

In this guide you will find routes for your friends, family and even children if you choose the lowest difficulty.

Some of the most popular routes of Almeria are:

Hiking trail Los Genoveses

This trail runs along a beach in Cabo de Gata where historically landed a fleet of Genoa during the twelfth century.

The route starts in San Jose and ends at the beach Los Genoveses.

Route of 2.3 kilometres
Duration: 1 ½ hours
Difficulty: Easy
Tip: This route can be done on foot or by bicycle.

Riding trail Fortaleza de Tahal

This horseback ride is particularly suitable for the whole family and is located in Sierra de los Filabres.

Circular path with a duration of up to 3 hours.

The route can be done as well on foot and bike.

The mines of Rodalquilar

Beautiful Cabo de Gata tour where you will learn about the mining history of the Natural Park and where you can learn to distinguish the different rocks you find.

The best way to know the mining and geological history of the area is through the company GeoGata.

Route of 7 kilometres
Duration: 4 hours
Difficulty: Easy

Volcanic Routes

Interesting and attractive routes where besides discovering the geology and fossils of the area, we can swim if the weather is nice. We visit unspoiled beaches of Cabo de Gata and volcanic cliffs.

One recommended visit for discovering fossils and volcanic landscapes is going from San Jose to Cala Higuera.

The Amoladeras beach, where you will find Roman ruins and one of the best preserved petrified beaches.

Volcano Route in Nijar

In the vicinity of Nijar is situated this 5 kilometres long route, which will bring us into the depths of a large crater where we can find minerals and semiprecious stones. We can ask in the village for 'Granatilla' and get indicated the way.

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