Peña del Olivar Recreational Area – Segura de la Sierra
Distance: 19,5 Km
This stage of the Southern Woodlans Trail boasts a wide variety of landscapes within the low mountain areas of the natural park, where pine groves alternate with areas of Mediterranean understorey, olive groves and small villages and hamlets.
In the area surrounding Siles you will find a beautiful mosaic of pine and olive groves and you will enter one of the finest Aleppo pine woods within the natural park featuring two giant specimens of this species that are inscribed in the Inventory of Singular Trees of Andalusia.
We might approach the remains of the small Castle of Puente Honda, half hidden beneath the undergrowth of the woods, and stroll along a delightful bridle path that sets out from Los Estrechos recreational area, affording views of the Hispano-Moresque towers of Santa Catalina and the rolling fields of olive groves of the River Trujula valley.
The day’s outing could not draw to a close in better fashion: the stage finalises in Segura de la Sierra, a small village that has been declared a historical and artistic site, where visitors can enjoy the municipality’s privileged location, castle, which should form a part of any visitor’s itinerary, and traditional architecture.