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Path No 12. Walkway over the Genal – San Juan Bridge – La Escribana (Suitable for families)

Path No 12. Walkway over the Genal – San Juan Bridge – La Escribana (Suitable for families)
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Trail Type Lineal
Distance 7600 m.
Estimated Time 2:10 h.
Starting point Benalauría
Altitude 235 m.
Arrival point Benalauría
Altitude 235 m.
Net Head in Metres 240 m.
Cumulative Elevation Gain 120 m.
Cumulative Elevation Loss 120 m.
Difficulty
Roughness of environment 3
Net Elevation 2
Route Difficulty 2
Guesthouse 2
Assessment according to MIDE

Summary

Summary
How to Access
Characteristics
Spots along the trail
Ways to tour
  • Characteristics

    Type of Section Length % of total
    Longitud Total 7600
  • Point of Interest

    Spots along the trail

    From the starting position
    No. Waypoint Ref. UTM / height Partial Route Distance
    1 Inicio de Sendero Puente de San Juan 30S

    x=36.5670334424235
    y=-5.24537788873181

    0 m
    2 Molino del Álamo 30S

    x=36.5656214375919
    y=-5.24569454329287

    225 m
    3 Vado del Río Monardilla 30S

    x=36.564306992417
    y=-5.24418163704763

    175 m
    4 Vega del Trampinar 30S

    x=36.5605078274129
    y=-5.2444292177114

    675 m
    5 Pasarelas de la Vega de la Estacá 30S

    x=36.55893719380489
    y=-5.242160487275345

    275 m
    6 Arroyo Hondo 30S

    x=36.5582720053261
    y=-5.24302385869692

    150 m
    7 Cables de la acequia de Juan Ruiz 30S

    x=36.5562975379785
    y=-5.24592730803977

    250 m
    8 Pasarelas de Los Tejarejos 30S

    x=36.5547095587421
    y=-5.25031647001902

    650 m
    9 Pasarelas de Los Limones 30S

    x=36.5499398035751
    y=-5.25375281930405

    1000 m
    10 Área Recreativa de La Escribana 30S

    x=36.5486260256682
    y=-5.25792602626609

    300 m
    11 Vuelta al inicio del sendero 30S

    x=36.5670334424235
    y=-5.24537788873181

    3900 m
  • Ways to tour

    Regarding the kind of transport which can be used along different stages of the path, these are divided in those that can be crossed on foot, on a mountain bike, or on a horse. Nevertheless, there is to know that you can walk along the entire stage when this class of routes is indicated, but if you decide to travel on a mountain bike or horse, there is to check that there are no temporary restrictions or town regulations that do not allow their use at some parts of a stage, and then choose alternative way. We also underline that riding a mountain bike on some stages may include travelling by uneven or steep road surface, which requires some or a lot of effort.
    • On foot
    • Family

Of interest

Towns
Route
Tipps
  • Towns

    Algatocín

    Where to eat

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    Where to stay

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    Benarrabá

    Where to eat

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    Where to stay

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    Genalguacil

    Where to eat

    Clikc here.

    Where to stay

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    Jubrique

    Where to eat

    Click here.

    Where to stay

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    Benalauría

    Where to eat

    Click here.

    Where to stay

    Click here

Environmental Information

Natural Environment
  • Natural Environment

    THE GENAL RIVER

    Not so long ago, the river bed and its banks was a densely populated area with paths and canals, where people would continuously come and go on foot or horses. Nevertheless, at the end of the century the fields were abandoned, and dense forests began to cover uncultivated land on the slopes.

    Coark oaks and some fertile plains still produce plants and crops, but what surprises the oldest inhabitants is how the river banks have restored their lushness and diversity. They used to be different due to the fact that the river bed used to be a communication route in summer as the surrounding landscape was very rugged. However, the Genal would become impassable during the rainy season, so all the communications between villages form different side of the river would be cut for some time. There used to be just few bridges, which were far away one from another. Moreover, the freshwater animal life is rather interesting due to a good water quality and thanks to the permanent dams all along the river and up to its mouth in the Guadiaro.

     

    USEFUL ADVICE

    The bottom of the valley and the river are ideal for summer hikes due to numerous ponds and well preserved natural environment. Even though there are small towns or villages and many houses close to the path, this seems a remote area due to dense forests and deep river bed from which the surroundings cannot be seen.