LLANOS DE LIBAR Y DEL REPUBLICANO POR EL PUERTO DE LOS LAJARES Y PUERTO DEL CORREO

TBLL 12

Difícil / 8h 3min / 24 km. A caballo o BTT, 4h

Gran recorrido circular que permite visitar el corazón de la Sierra de Libar, atravesando los llanos de Libar y del Republicano. A la ida cruza el pequeño puerto del Zurraque. Se vuelve a través del Puerto del Correo. Bellos paisajes Kársticos, y la posibilidad de conocer sitios remotos y apartados, con gran riqueza natural.

LLANOS DE LIBAR Y DEL REPUBLICANO POR EL PUERTO DE LOS LAJARES Y PUERTO DEL CORREO

This beautiful route cuts across many different landscapes. This route takes you to amazing karstic landscapes in Grazalema’s Nature Park. The point of departure is Tambor’s gate at Río Campobuches (see Tambor’s internal trail blue, TBLL int-2). Once at the river, cross it and follow it upstream (1) and then turn left towards the mountain pass “Puerto del Viento” (2).  You’ll have a fence to your left and the dirt road “Cañada de las 10 Pilas” to your right. After about 10 minutes, the path crosses the dirt road and goes into a cork-oak tree forest, slowly going uphill. Eventually, the path merges with the “Cañada” for the last meters till reaching the mountain pass “Puerto de los Vientos”. The views from here are surprisingly beautiful (3), with the rocky mountain “Lajares” just in front of us. 

Walk downhill towards that rocky mountain on the same road and make a left at its foot. You’ll need to open a gate (4) which demarcates the provinces of Cadiz and Malaga. Follow the dirt road to a second gate and then to a third one to the right of the stream (please close behind you). This one takes us to the path that follows the hill feet towards the mountain pass Puerto Zurraque (5).

Puerto Zurraque leads you to the plains Llano del Zurraque through a beautiful doline, which you will leave to your left (6). Cross the Llano towards the house at its end (6). Large stone-made arrows mark the way. The path then continues to the right onto the holm-oak forest. From there we will get to Llanos de Libar and take the path Fuente de Libar towards the Libar house and the Puerto del Correo mountain pass.

Puerto del Correo (7) leads you to Llano del Republicano. Make a right on the Cañada Real de los bueyes de Ronda through the Patagalana house and then back to Tambor through the Puerto de los Vientos. A portion of the way coincides with the GR Algeciras-Athens.