The GR 48 is the newest long trekking route in Spain. And guess what? It passes right by our mountain lodge in the Sierra Morena. In all it traverses along nearly 600 km, four provinces all in Andalucía (Huelva, Sevilla, Córdoba and Jaén), during 30 stages and across 6 natural protected areas:
Parque Natural Sierra de Aracena y Picos de Aroche en Huelva.
• Parque Natural Sierra Norte de Sevilla.
• Parque Natural Sierra de Hornachuelos en Córdoba.
• Parque Natural Sierra de Cardeña y Montoro en Córdoba.
• Parque Natural Sierra de Andújar en Jaén.
• Parque Natural de Despeñaperros en Jaén.
The first stage starts in Barranco (Portugal) and goes during 13 km to Encinasola (Huelva), within Sierra de Aracena Natural Park.
During this first stage we penetrate the Múrtigas river Valley, encountering rockroses, riverside forest, and olive groves. We will identify the frontier line that once played an important role as a contraband passing route.
It is an easy but beautiful 13 km route that you can walk in 4 hours. We shall ensure that you enjoy it to the full with friends or family. We will happily organize every single detail whether you walk, ride on mountain bike or wish to ride on horses.
Contact the refuge for more information.