Walking Routes - ALMANZORA

Here's some walking routes we hike, which start in the village of Almanzora, Cantoria. New routes are often found, join the WalkTall Walking Group to enjoy them! 
Scroll down to see the reviews given by members of the group.

Walking routes from Almanzora 

Almanzora to Cantoria via Basura

A scenic route that starts in Almanzora and heads toward Cantoria via the old railway to begin with. Once at the red bridge, you divert to the right and down the track and head right again onto the Sendero de la Jata SL-A270 trail until you reach Cantoria, then come back along the railway, back to the start point.

Mileage - 14km / 8.7miles
Time -approx 3.5 hours (inc 15min stop for refreshment)
Elevation gain uphill -165m / 541ft 
Elevation gain downhill -165m / 541ft
Maximum elevation -315m / 1033ft

Almanzora to Cantoria via railway

A scenic route which is flat and gentle starting in Almanzora and heads toward Cantoria via the old railway. This is NOT a circular route, you will come back the same route as you went

Mileage - 11.56km / 7.18miles
Time - 2.5hrs 
Elevation gain uphill - 94m / 308ft
Elevation gain downhill - 94m / 308ft
Maximum elevation - 369m / 1211ft

Almanzora Cross 

Starting at Almanzora, along the old railway toward Cantoria, up the mountain to the cross to look out at the spectacular views across the mountain range. Then back down stopping in the village of Almanzora for a cold beer or glass of vino

Mileage - 5.71km / 3.5miles 
Time - 1.5 hours
Elevation gain- 125m / 410ft
Elevation loss- 125m / 410ft
Elevation max - 428m / 1,407ft
Elevation min - 312m / 1,024ft

Gachas Migas 

Hiking route starting at Almanzora, walking along the road to El Badil before bearing left to walk up over the mountain to Gachas Migas and back to Almanzora for a well-deserved refreshment via the orchards. The views are amazing. With a 360 view at one point, overlooking other ranges and down over El Arroyo Albanchez and Las Terreras.

Mileage - 7km / 4.5miles 
Time - 2 hours
Elevation gain uphill - 100m 
Elevation gain downhill - 110m
Elevation max - 420m 
Elevation min - 294m

Las Casicas Rambla Hortichuela
Route starting in Almanzora, walking along the Vía Verde del Almanzora railway toward Arboleas, then dropping onto the Rambla Hortichuela to walk along the outskirts of Las Casicas, following the motorway for a short distance, before making your way back to the railway and back into Almanzora.

Mileage - 6km / 4miles 
Time -1.5 hours
Elevation gain uphill - 54m / 177ft
Elevation gain downhill - 54m / 177ft
Elevation max - 339m / 1,112ft
Elevation min - 320m / 1050ft

La Cinta

Walking route starting in Almanzora, walking along the Vía Verde del Almanzora railway toward Arboleas. Then dropping to Las Tahullas, onto the Rambla Honda into La Cinta. Returning to Almanzora via an unnamed road or via the rambla and orchards. This is a flat route.

Mileage - 8km / 5miles
Time - 2hr 
Elevation gain uphill - 164ft / 50m
Elevation gain downhill -164ft / 50m
Elevation max -1,119ft / 341m
Elevation min - 889ft / 271m

Previous comments

Caroline White
"ALMANZORA CROSS- A great walk for most abilities with one or two slightly steep parts, but as the pace was comfortable on our group walk with Tracey, it was easily achievable. The views at the highest part were breathtaking. I am really enjoying seeing different campo areas near where we live plus meeting new people also. Thank you Tracey for organising the walks, the information before the walk was concise and the company really lovely. It is good to improve fitness too. Cali xxx "
Linda Noel
"ALMANZORA GACHAS MIGAS - Tracey has taken us many times on the stunning 'Almanzora circular, past the pig farm' walk. Every time, it's an eye-opener that we live in such peaceful and beautiful surroundings. The walk itself is not too strenuous, ideal for me! I would certainly recommend it. A small group of friends enjoying our walks and chatting ...and the final destination is usually the local bar with lovely Andres in Carrillo Bar!"
Paula Jane Swain
"ALMANZORA CROSS - As the unfit one it was hard going, but with lots of love and encouragement I made it!! The views are the reward, oh, and the drink after. Thank you Tracey and thank you all. I love this group x"
Tina Bush
"ALMANZORA LAS CASICAS HORTICHUELA - Mainly on the flat & very easy going. I only needed to stop chatting briefly while negotiating a couple of slopes."


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