Subbeticas Mountains and white village Zuheros

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The Nature Park Sierras Subbéticas has a lot to offer. This limestone area has a succession of peaks, crags, ravines and a host of karst formations, all dotted with vegetation dominated by extensive olive groves and some endemic species. Water plays a vital role in this environment.  Rivers mould the rock forming deep canyons such as the one at El Bailón, which you will discover on the hike along it. You will enjoy an incredible tranquillity and gorges views when hiking in the Sierra Subbética.

Your base will be the charming hotel Zuhayra in the Village of Zuheros, which is one of the most beautiful villages in Andalusia, also famous for its excellent goat cheese. A walk around the maze of narrow white streets in Zuheros, with its castle and viewpoints, is a good way to discover its important Moorish history.

From here you will two very different hikes in hidden valleys, to silent hilltops, passing through enchanted landscapes. Disconnect from a rushed world and discover Andalusia while you find yourself on charming hikes of this getaway.

You will be surprised by the many caves to be found. Special mention should be made of  its most famous cave, Los Murciélagos, a designated Natural Monument. This archaeological gem is home to numerous species of the unusual mammal that gives it its name (“murciélago” = bat), as well as Neolithic remains – this is a major Neolithic site in Andalusia.




Arrival to the hotel and later visit of the "Cueva de los Murciélagos" (Bats' Cave), neanderthal cave paintings and beautiful stalagtite and stalagmite formations are to be seen within. Also visit of archaeological museum and castle of Zuheros.

Zuheros (4-12 km)

Zuheros (4-12 km)

You leave walking form your hotel through the village Zuheros towards the river Bailón. You can just walk along the river through the beautiful canyon and turn around when you feel like it, or continue to surround the green hill "Cerro de Bramadero" full of oak trees and enjoy the silence of this part of the Subbetica Nature Park. At the end you will meet the Bailón river again to return to Zuheros.  

Zuheros - Luque - Zuheros ( 5 km)

Zuheros – Luque – Zuheros ( 5 km)

You enter the Sierras Subbéticas Nature Reserve again, heading up towards the Malos Vientos (Bad Winds) pass, and then down the Bartolo River basin towards the village of Luque. You can visit the village with its rock castle and the beautiful wooden ceiling in Mudéjar style of the church before going back by taxi to Zuheros

Accommodation with breakfast


2 days

Museum entrance - Zuheros


Entrance to museum booked and paid by Otros Caminos



Organised taxi to come to the start point of the route or to be picked up at the end of the route.

Telephone helpline


Visit to "cueva de los murcielagos" in zuheros


Visit to this interesting cave ("bat's Cave"), which was formed in an earthquake, in the Subbetica mountains of the province of Córdoba just above the picturesque village of Zuheros. There are neanderthal cave paintings and beautiful stalagtite and stalagmite formations to be seen within.

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