Walking Routes - FINES and OLULA del RIO

Here's some walking routes we hike, which start in and around the villages of Fines and Olula del Rio. New routes are often found,  join the WalkTall Walking Group to enjoy them!
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Walking routes near Fines and Olula del Rio

FINES to Olula del Rio Museum

Starting on the main street of Fines where they hold the market on Sundays, this walk takes you past the Plaza and down onto the old railway (Via Verde del Valle del Almanzora). On this Greenway you'll have the delight of walking past sculptures made from stone quarried from the neighbouring towns of Macael and Olula del Río. You will follow this railway until you eventually go off this Greenway, under the motorway, through the garden of statues to reach Museo Ibanez and the Pérez Siquier Center in Olula del Rio. Both of which are FREE to enter and are well worth the visit.

Mileage - 9.6km / 6miles (including around the museum/gallery)

Time - 3.5hrs for the walk and visits

Elevation gain uphill - 210ft (slight incline after going under the road, up to the museum)

Previous comments

Christine Giddings
"FINES TO OLULA del RIO - truly delightful walk, flat and easy. Beautiful Palm tree lined route to start, with interesting marble sculptures. Visiting the museum and gallery was a pleasant education: I want to know more about Goya and Frederico Castellon who created the erotic alphabet! I will have to go back to see who painted all those nudes! Tracey looked after us throughout, (rounding up the strayers to the bar) and getting the "Head" opened for us. Making sure slow walkers (me) were not left behind. Thank you Tracey. A brilliant outing."
Christine Ross-Harper
"FINES TO OLULA del RIO - Wow is all I can say. Very much an eye-opener and right on our doorstep for *free*... Beautiful paintings and statues to look at.. A lovely gentleman explaining the paintings if you would like to know more. The museum is so deceiving from the outside as it looks quite small, but inside there is plenty to see. Once you have finished taking in the museum, there is a lovely restaurant to finish off your visit for a cheeky tapas with a Vino Blanco or simply a cafe con leche. A great walk and a great find !!!"
Paula Nash
"FINES TO OLULA del RIO - Another lovely walk with the group, have lived here for 2 years and have always seen the museum but never thought to stop and have a look, they always looked so small from just passing, and to be honest it"s not something I would normally do, but I was pleasantly surprised at how lovely and informative the museum and art gallery were, also a lot bigger inside than you would think, some of the arts and sculptures were a bit weird but in a good way. And the fact you can go inside the head and see how it was constructed is another bonus, along with the lovely bar/restaurant on site. Would def go back when people come to stay, and would do the walk from Cantoria as I feel the route is such a nice pleasant walk, with things to see along the way, WalkTall is a great group of lovely people, and it has shown me places I would never have gone to on my own, so keep up the good work and let's keep walking xx"
Kate Ashley
"FINES TO OLULA del RIO - My first walk today with the group. I concur with the other comments. A great walk for beginners with the added bonus of visiting the art museum with a welcome drink at the cultural bar. Thank you for making me so welcome. I will certainly be joining you all again. Loved it "
Swallows Nest
"FINES TO OLULA del RIO - What a fabulous walk. Perfect for beginners. The museum was fascinating and I am definitely going to be going back there. People were all so friendly and welcoming to me as a newbie. Thank you for a well planned out, scenic, informative, and very interesting walk today. Loved every minute. Was my first time to join in today and was well looked after and made very welcome. Am.really looking forward to joining more walks now. "


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