Sorbas and Gypsum Karst

Sorbas is a municipality in Almeria with a history dating back to prehistoric; it is known that the first Iberian settlements traded with the Phoenicians and there is a probability that this village is of Greek origin.

A walk through the streets of Sorbas can show you curiosities like the Arab clay ovens still fully operational in the district of Las Alfarerias.

In this town we highlight the Gypsum Karst as one of the unique natural areas that you can visit.

Hiking from Sorbas

The first of the tours we recommend leads directly to the Gypsum Karst on a route of about 8 kilometres of medium difficulty.

Hiking to the Gypsum Karst

The route leaves Sorbas south on the N-340 which we follow until the direction to the Caves of Sorbas by the Al-140 road.

Route of Molinos del Rio Aguas

This route is known as the Route of the Mills because of the numerous old mills you'll find along the way, a network of paths among lush vegetation.

The route starts with an indicative panel on the N-340 road to Sorbas from a local road junction.

Other routes include landscapes with large monumental trees, the Sorbas mine and desert landscapes ... a variety of trails you can discover if you decide to visit this town.

Further information

To learn more about Sorbas visit our guide, it contains information on where and how to get there from Malaga by car.

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