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Sierra Espuña is in the Regional Park of the Segura basin, in the east end of the Cordillera Betica. Limestone terrain, has a variety of geomorphological formations (karst landforms, bad-lands, glacis) and Barranqueras and gorges that, united to the beauty of the landscape, make it an ideal place for hiking or caving. In this article are recommended routes and accommodations to know it.

Routes in Sierra Espuña

There is a large amount in Sierra Espuña of routes that make; they go to give several of them with different levels of difficulty to get a complete picture of this beautiful sierra de Murcia:

. Up to the castle of Alhama

It is very simple; with a duration of no more than hour and a half, is ideal for making contact with the Sierra Espuña landscape by its incredible views.

. Espuña river route

Of medium difficulty, 4 hours in length and 8km. It is part of the Central Electric mills to the path by the river bed of the Espuña upstream until reaching Source Bermeja, where there is a refuge and a table to eat. Then it's back to the Power Plant along the banks of the river.

. Path of the Watercress

Much more serious, route of 7 hours. You have to climb the north face of the Barranco de Leiva until you reach the Barranco de Valdelaparra and after to Prado and Collado Greater white. The first 10 km are up open area. Since Collado White you have to go down the remaining eight kilometers until you return to the watercress.

A map of the Sierra de Espuna is more than recommended for the realization of the path to the path of the watercress.

Accommodations in Sierra Espuña

For Sierra Espuña adequate accommodation is fundamental. Depends on the type of tourism that you want to perform, you can choose between several types:

. Hotel Santa Eulalia, a former monastery in Totana dating from the XVI century. This hotel Monasterio has been declared of Cultural Interest, set among landscaped gardens is very well situated as starting point for all kinds of adventure activities in the Sierra Espuña. Reservations in the + 34 968 487 004.

. You can also rent cabins in Sierra Espuña camping. There are 11 wooden cabins fully equipped, 2 to 6 squares. Can be booked at Campingsierraespuna.com.

. Another option is the hostel Sierra Espuña, in Totana, in the Paraje de Santa Leocadia. For reservations phone +34 968 422 556.

Sierra Espuña desde el Area Recreativa La Perdiz
By Francisco José - Published in: Europe
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