If we do this route we’ll enjoy the whole natural environment that surrounds the municipality of Estepona and we’ll ascend to the 1449 metre peak, above sea level, from where we’ll see the African coast if the day is sufficiently clear, as well as the Gibraltar Rock.
The area’s flora is pretty varied, dominated mainly by a tree species known as the Spanish Fir, an old forest with trees that are hundreds of years old, and that have witnessed both Muslims and Christians. The oldest trees have fat tree trunks and treetops of over 30 metres.
To get to this natural area of Estepona we must take the turnoff from the motorway that is signposted as “Estepona” and look for the road that goes to Peñas Blancas and Jubrique, an uphill road in good condition with curves that will lead us to Los Reales- Once we pass the crossroad of Jubrique, we can park our park on a curve with sufficient space that we’ll be able to distinguish with a sign that sais: “Paseo de los Pinsapos” (promenade of the firs), Once we leave the car we’ll be able to continue walking up the top.
While we do this route we’ll enjoy the beautiful views of the different white villages of the region in the Genal Valley. We’ll also find a place to rest and have something to eat or drink in the middle of the Los Reales Spanish Fir forest, from this resting area we’ll take the path to the left that goes towards the peak through a pathway full of thick bushes.
From the top we’ll see Gibraltar and the African coast on clear days. It’s an easy route that will provide us a full day if we decide to visit Jubrique, a village of old Muslim roots and that isn’t too far away from the spot, in that crossroad that we passed on our journey by car until the beginning of the Royal Peak route of Estepona.