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Via Verde de la Sierra

Spain  •  Andalucia, Sierra de Cádiz

Via Verde de la Sierra
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The Sierra Greenway

Introducing environmentally friendly tourism into rural areas, Via Verdes were launched 1993 in Spain. This scenic railway route, where trains never passed, was Voted the best Greenway in Europe in 2009. And Via Verde de la Sierra certainly is among the most beautiful Via Verdes in Spain. Running for 36km through mountainous, olive-tree covered country, one can admire some of Andalucia’s most carefully protected natural monuments. 

Cycle across bridges and viaducts, through 30 tunnels, along river banks…Torch or headlamp highly recommended.

This paradise for avid cyclists, families, hikers and nature lovers is well known for local tourists, but it doesn’t seem well known among foreign campers. About a 1-hour drive from Seville or 1 ½ hours from Malaga, it is easily reachable from both inland and coast.

Being a railway-line — there are no steep gradients. Accessible and safe even for elderly and families

Via Verde de la Sierra

No trains so far, but gastronomy & entertainment

Three former train stations, Olvera, Coripe and Puerto Serrano, have been converted into hotels with restaurants and great facilities for kids.

They provide good places to start or finish the route, being the only points on the via that are accessible by car.

Bike rentals — available on both ends of this route. So don’t get confused where are You renting Your bike

Via Verde de la Sierra

City of Olvera itself is well worth the visit.

Olvera

You cant miss Moorish-era castle and adjacent church, dominating the skyline from afar. Olvera is not very touristy place, but has great bars & restaurants, beautiful parks and climbing to the castle for unspoilt view of the city and countryside is a must.

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