ROUTE THROUGH THE ANDEVALO
This route can be started in Valverde del Camino, village which is specialised in the shoe and furniture industry which gave them international fame. Continuing until Calañas, the slope up to El Morante permits the practice of delta-flying and potholing in its caves.
From Calañas to the folkloric Alosno, cradle of the fandango we continue to the historic Tharsis mines, which were already mentioned in the bible, like the old mines of King Salomon. There is a path which is good for contemplating the open-air mines.
Only fourty kilometers away before arriving to Puebla de Guzmán you will have to visit the Peña Virgin, whose chapel is situated on the Águila hill, from where you can contemplate the spectacular views over the Andévalo, getting into the village of Puebla de Guzmán you will see the silhouettes of the old wind mills situated on top of every elevation. Villanueva de los Castillejos and El Alemendro, where we point out the chapel of Piedras Albas, situated in the old site of the locality, the Prado de Osma, place which is worth a visit.
On the way to Portugal, you will find the villages of Paymogo, Santa Barbara de Casa and El Granado with a medieval chapel, La Trinidad, where you will be able to admire a marvellous canvas attributed to Murillo. Following the course of the River Guadiana until its mouth, we will find Sanlúcar de Guadiana, a natural river port in the middle of the Andevalo which was used as entry and exit to the Meseta lands from the Atlantic Ocean.
Itinerary: Valverde del Camino - Calañas - Alosno - Tharsis - Cabezas Rubias - Santa Barbara de Casas - Paymogo - Puebla de Guzmán - El Almendro - Villanueva del los Castillejos - El Granado - Sanlúcar de Guadiana.