|Some twenty metres from the bridge you find a
sign for Juviles (1425 m). Take this ascending path. You pass a fountain
(5min) (1475 m) and a water canal (13min) (1520 m). Follow the white-red
waymarks. Ignore a path that joins in from left (16min) (1540 m) and
continue straight ahead. A water canal runs on your right. Higher up you enjoy fine views to
Treveléz and to the gorge where
the river flows. Some parts of the path are lined with chestnut
After crossing a stream along a wooden bridge (46min) (1550 m),
continue straight ahead on a path that ascends steeply. Do not bend
The path comes to a forest road (1h16min) (1665 m). Follow this road
ignoring all side trails and paths including the path with a white-red
waymark. When you come to a crossroads (1h45min) (1765 m), turn left,
and start climbing up the steep slope of Juviles. Looking behind you can
see the sea.
Follow this road to Portichuelo where it ends ignoring all side roads
(2h05min) (2040 m). A narrow, hardly visible path branches off right.
Take this path which ascends gently through a beautiful pine forest.
Keep close to the ridge. A panorama of
mountain landscape extends to all
directions. Looking northwest you see Mulhacen
with its snowdodded peak. In the southwest rises Lújar, in the
and in the southeast Sierra de Gádor. Higher
up you discern Treveléz on your left.
Besides the landscapes you might see ibes.
The path comes to a grassy track in Prado de San Juan (3h05min)
(2285 m). Turn left uphill. When the track ends (3h20min) (2370 m),
continue uphill on a faint path. Just before reaching the ridge of
Piedra Ventana, you
find a clear path, leading to the right. On the top of the Peńa de los
Papos (3h35min) (2533 m) you can see also the northern peaks of Sierra
Nevada besides the Mulhacen.
Closest to you is Pico Plaza de los Lobos.
Return the same way to Portichuelo and continue on the road until you
see a white-red waymark in the beginning of a path that branches off
right (5h) (1980 m). Take this path and ignore a path joining in from
left behind (5h15min) (1890 m). The path descends through a pine forest
to a forest road (1890 m). Turn left and walk some twenty meters until
you reach a path on the right hand side of the road. The path bends left
before meeting the forest road again (5h20min) (1880 m). Turn left. Keep
an eye on the right hand side of the road, and take an unmarked path
that branches off (5h28min) (1800 m). Once again the path descends on
the forest road (5h34min) (1740 m). Turn right. When the road forks
(5h39min) (1720 m), go left. When the road ends (5h45min) (1665 m), take
the path back to Treveléz (6h45min).