|If you came from Lanteira, take the narrow
asphalt road, Camino de
Granada, on you left (1265 m). The road ascends
gently and comes to a fork (4min) (1285 m). Go left. Immediately after the
fork, the asphalt road turns into a sand road and you find a path on
your right. Ascend on this path. The
sand road runs below, and later on,
you cross it (15min) (1295 m).
After crossing the road follow the gently ascending path. Looking
down, you can see the river and the ruins of a mill (25min) (1330 m).
When the path forks, follow the wooden poles uphill to the right (40min)
The path turns into a wide forest road (43min) (1425 m) that
follows a fire break,
and later on crosses
a sand road (1h) (1550 m). When the road forks, go left (1h07min) (1605 m). At the next fork, you find a sign for the "Refugio"
(1h09min) (1700 m). Follow this sign to the right. At the following
fork, go left (1h24min) (1800 m). You come to the Refuge of Postero Alto
(1h34min) (1885 m). The opening hours of this cabin vary. Most likely
you find it open on weekends.
From the cabin continue along the forest road straight ahead. When
the road forks (1h37min) (1925 m), keep left. In few minutes you find a
fountain on the left hand side of the road. Fork left on a track with a
white-red waymark (1h43min) (1965 m). From here on, follow the waymarks.
The track turns into a path (1h53min) (2010 m). Follow the path a
couple of meters downhill and bend right. In few minutes you see a
fountain on your right. Keep on the well beaten path leading in a pine
forest. When the path meets a track (2h07min) (1960 m), turn right.
After a stream and a cascade, the track ascends to a
cattle house where
it ends (2h15min) (1985 m). Start walking on a hardly visible path
towards a small stone building. When you reach it, you find a waymark
and a clear path (2h20min) (1980 m).
The path crosses a stream and
descends steeply to a
(2h28min) (1980 m), by which you cross a wider stream.
After reaching the top
of a hill you see the ridge
of Alcazabar behind you. Soon two glistening stripes against a rock wall come into sight. You
descend to the stream where these two waterfalls join together (2h37min)
(1975 m). Cross the stream. The path leads through a green
landscape to the next gorge.
After crossing the next stream (2h52min) (1945 m), the
path climbs through a grazing
a house (3h07min) (1985 m). Before you reach the house, bend right and
follow the waymarks.
Once more you cross a stream and continue uphill (3h20min) (2050 m).
When the path forks (3h47min) (2080 m), do not follow the white-red
waymarks to the right, but keep left. A not so clear path climbs gently
uphill on top of a hill (3h54min) (2145 m), from where you can spot your
onward route, a wide fire break.
After descending along the path
on the fire break (4h07min) (1995 m), follow this
easy but ugly terrain for half an hour downhill until you find a track
that branches off left (4h40min) (1725 m). Some seven minutes later bend
left on a track, and continue on this track to the left (4h47min) (1590 m).
Keep an eye on the right hand side of the track. When you see a
wooden pole, fork right on a path (5h05min) (1535 m). Closer to the
Jeres del Marquesado, the path widens into a track, which comes to an
asphalt road (5h57min) (1285 m m). Turn left and return to the starting