We will follow the course of the river Guadiaro along this section of the track, which will take us from Jimera de Líbar to El Colmenar (also known as Estación de Gaucín). The latter belongs to the town of Cortes de la Frontera. Most of our journey runs along the left river bank, through meadows, woodland and farmlands that stretch over the inter-stream ridge that separates us from the Valle del Genal (Valle of the Genal). A succession of medium-height mountain ranges dominate the fields, such as the sierras del Conio, Benadalid, Benalauría, del Fraile and del Hacho. On the other side we will always see the grey limestone of the macizo de Líbar (massif of Líbar), which is the most eastern area of the Sierra de Grazalema Natural Park and runs parallel to the river Guadiaro. Only at the end of this section of the track, when we get to the narrow cañón de las Buitreras (canyon of las Buitreras), a protected area and Natural Monument in Andalusia, will we cross to the opposite river bank to finish our journey. We can also choose to take the detour of the Gran Senda de la Serranía de Ronda (Great Track of the Serranía de Ronda), that will take us from the Laguna Honda, near the town of Cañada del Real Tesoro and back to the main route through the Pasada del Bujeo del Álamo.
GR-141 Gran Senda de la Serranía de Ronda is a circular trail composed of 6 separate routes along a large part of the Serranía de Ronda.
It is perfectly well known that you will enjoy unforgettable landscapes exploring the region off-road. Unlike other regions with a gentler orography, this fact becomes especially true in the Serranía de Ronda because modern roads were not built, for technical reasons, along ancient paths which used to link different villages. Thus an unexplored world with stories and tales, fountains, abandoned alquerias (old farmhouses), mills and cortijos (typical Andalucian country houses) is out there awaiting a doughty explorer to discover it. You will need to park your car, put your hiking boots on and follow the route. The Gran Senda de la Serranía de Ronda is waiting for you.
You will not feel alone at any time as the trail goes through most of the small villages in the Serranía where you can have a well-deserved rest in bars and restaurants, buy food for the hike and even stay overnight in a cottage or a small hotel.