About half of the route is done by paved sections. Hence, special attention must be paid to traffic practically throughout this stage, since you will pass through several roads with significant traffic, in addition to roads in good condition frequented by vehicles to access the farmwork.
Paths that link
- At the end of the Stage, link with the SL-A 274 Cerro de Sabora and the PR-A 419 Las Carboneras.
As if it were a replica of the previous stage, the route traces a gradient in terms of the state of conservation of the natural landscape from the intensive agro-industrial of the beginning and the wooded mountain range at the end.
History with capital letters looks out at this Stage in the form of two castles. It begins in the vicinity of the imposing Castillo de la Estrella, built between the rocky promontories of La Camorra and San Cristóbal. Although its history is much longer, the best known and famous episode is the participation of Scottish crusaders under the command of Sir James Douglas in a border battle between Christians and Muslims in the summer of 1330. In it many of the members lost their lives, carrying the embalmed heart of King Robert Bruce I on their way to the Holy Land.
Of lesser importance, the castle of Ins Canit receives the walker at the end of the Stage, very close to the first site of the Roman Cañete. And, to finish completing this historical tour, near two of the most landmark farmhouses of the plains of Thebe the Path passes through the countryside in which the ancient Roman city of Thebe is located, while there is also a small rock church at the highest point of the Stage.
The municipality of Teba reaches kilometer 9.1, which turns out to be strategic for the town due to the existence of a carbonated aquifer in the area of Nina Alta, which formerly drained the mountains through some fountains and currently supplies water to the Tebeños. The entire mountain range belongs to Cañete la Real, having many more births and of greater entity on the west and south slopes.
The route of the Path is a kind of broken line, with the beginning and end in a southwesterly direction and about 6 central kilometers in an east-west direction, specifically between the Fountain of the Pilarejos and the cisterns of Nina. That area acts as a hinge between the work and the mountains, with plasters and clays that propitiated a small quarry of aggregates for construction and make up a very peculiar landscape, Cara de Zorra.
Relatively flat section with some climbs. At the height of the Pilarejo Fountain are the remains of the ancient Roman city of Teba, an area of a very high archaeological value, protected as an Asset of Cultural Interest. Upon arriving at the Cortijo de Nina we will see the water tanks of the same name from which the town of Teba is supplied. This section is uphill, especially hard from the water tank. The highest point of the route is 797 meters above sea level. From there we will see Cañete la Real and the Sierra del Padrastro.