The Subbetic region, where is situated the Natural Park of Sierras Subbeticas in central Andalusia, has a total of 14 villages.
In municipalities that comprise the region predominates olive growing, being the region famous for producing high quality oil. They also produce wines with denomination of origin Montilla-Moriles in the towns of Lucena, Cabra and Doña Mencia.
The Subbetic region has been passage between the eastern and western regions, an area of abundant resources that caused the human settlement from prehistoric times to the passage of the various civilizations that have left an important cultural legacy.
14 people make up the region mixing culture and nature:
- Doña Mencía
- Encinas Reales
- Fuente Tójar
- Priego de Córdoba
Visitors to the Subbetic region can perform different tourist routes:
- Arabic and Medieval Route
- Archaeological and Museums Route
- Natural Lookouts Route
- Water Route
- Baroque Route
- Trekking and Mountain Route
This protected area of Andalusia has the tallest peak of Cordoba with 1570 meters above sea level. In this park is outstanding Sierra de Cabra with a peak of 1217 meters at its highest point.
In this Natural Park there are various hiking and mountain trails, a place to enjoy beautiful landscapes, a diverse flora and fauna. Here is situated the large trekking route GR-7 with views of the Iznajar Reservoir in the section that passes through Cordoba, a path that begins in Greece and runs through much of the Iberian Peninsula.
The Subbetic region is situated 45 from the Costa del Sol. The main access roads are connecting the following cities:
Madrid – Cordoba – Malaga
Lisboa – Badajoz – Cordoba – Granada
Granada - Malaga