Hiking by Cirular Route Cortijo del Hornillo - Vereda de la Estrella
Another of the Essential Routes of the National Park of Sierra Nevada. With a length of more than 20 km, since there are many variants, we could catalog it as a route with a medium requirement and suitable for all audiences.
Of great landscaping beauty, it passes by umbría although this does not mean that it is not sunny since once we gain altitude it becomes a very luminous route. We will leave from the Barranco de San Juan, to ascend by the Vereda de la Estrella and turn in the direction of the Canteras del San Juan, an old serpentine tasting at about 1300m altitude. From here we will climb a pine forest and then another oak melojo for about two kilometers, the most demanding of the route, and thus reach the altitude of 1650m where we will find the remains of the Cortijos del Hoyo from where to continue with a pleasant Walk of about four kilometers to reach the altitude of 1860m where we will find the Cortijo del Hornillo. From here we will have one of the most beautiful postcards of the north face of the queen of Sierra Nevada, the Alcazaba. We will continue our journey to descend and be able to find again the Vereda de la Estrella and travel through enjoying the feast of colors to which we have accustomed this ancient route. We will be able to visit places as emblematic as the Barranco del Guarnón, Las Minas de la Probadora, the Minas de la Estrella, that give name to this trail and the Minas de la Justicia, until finally arriving at the union of the Rivers Valdecasillas and Valdeinfierno and the Refugio Natural of Cueva Secreta. We will finish returning by our steps and thus to cross the section that we did not cross at the beginning of the Vereda de la Estrella until the Barranco del San Juan. In the tour it will be very easy to be able to observe wild goats in their natural habitat, among other unique species of Sierra Nevada, and we will enjoy unparalleled panoramas of the north faces of Alcazaba and Mulhacén, reason why it is strongly recommended to take with us the camera. From Explora Güéjar Sierra Nevada we recommend that you visit this environment in the company of our qualified guides.
- The prices of the previous activities include Guide, Transfer to the place of departure and return, Liability Insurance and Accident Insurance. • Optional Picnic for € 5. • Possibility to finish the routes in different restaurants (consult options and prices). • There is the option of being able to enjoy a catering in natural settings of typical products of great quality whenever the group is superior to 12pax (consult routes and prices) • From 14pax check prices