Map for the route (ED50)
GPS waypoints for download (WGS84, gpx)
|How to get there: Driving on the
A-326 that starts from Pozo Alcón and leads to Huéscar, turn on a
narrow asphalt road between the kilometre posts K1 and K2 following the
sign for "Camino de Servicio del Canal del Sur". After 600
metres, cross the canal on your left to a sand road. Continue 1.4 km to
a fork. (Roadmap)
|From the fork (775 m) continue on foot to the
left towards the gorge
of Guadalentin. The road descends through olive groves to the bridge of Tia Canaca
(5min) (745 m). After crossing it, fork left. Keep on the track that
follows the Guadalentin
river, and do not go right uphill (11min) (710
When you encounter a bridge over the river, cross it (18min) (745 m)
and follow the path running on the left side of the river. You find
bridges over the river every few minutes. Some of them are made of logs.
Thanks to the bridges you can choose on which side you prefer to walk.
The path leads through a
shady woods and turns into a
(745 m) that keeps following the river. After passing landing-stages of
fishermen (40min) (750 m) you meet signposts (41min) (750 m). Follow the
sign for "Molino de Peralta" straight ahead. Somewhat later
the sign guides you to the right over a bridge (45min) (755 m).
Immediately after crossing the bridge, take the stone steps upwards. You
encounter the ruins of the mill and two bridges. Cross the narrower
bridge and climb under giant fig trees along a path with flowing water.
The path ends by sheer rock walls and a small water fall to a shady
place where you find
more ruins (50min) (760 m). Return along the same way back to the
beginning of the route (1h40min).