Level two, February 4th 2018. The two rivers is a beautiful excursion taking place on February 4th in the Sierra de Aracena, between the towns of Alajar and Santa Ana la Real. It’s 16 km long with 310 of ascent, making this a level 2 walk. For this excursion we are providing a bus from Seville, or you can use your own car and meet us at the walk’s start.
The Two Rivers is a beautiful route running along the banks of Alajar and Santa Ana, part of the Natural Park of Sierra de Aracena and Picos de Aroche. It is one of the most important protected areas of our countryside with meadows, streams, forests of oak, chestnut and cork, all of which we will walk through.
We start at 10 a.m. on the outskirts of Alajar at a spot called El Cabezuelo, next to the HU8105 road, 1 km from the town heading into Santa Ana, where the bus will leave us. El Cabezuelo is next to Barranco de la Tejonera, and the GPS coordinates are 37.869471, -6.680881. See the picture below.
We start from El Cabezuelo by following the GR 46 Mina Concepción-Nava Hermosa trail, veering off to take the Rivera de Santa Ana path.
Leaving the Rivera de Santa Ana we reach the Riscos de Levante, with its steep terrain, where the sound of the crashing water will be keeping us company and we’ll see beautiful waterfalls.
After the Riscos de Levante we cross a dirt road to arrive at meadows, then into an oak forest, seeing cattle of all kindsalong the way.
We cross the Dehesa del Coto and arrive at the Alajar Rivera, which runs along the left bank and then we reach the Sierra del Pico.
We’ll arrive at beautiful cliffs with a flour mill, where we will change tempo to go up to the Cabezuelo, being the highest point of this excursion.
To finish we’ll arrive at Alajar village by around 3 p.m., where you can choose to eat your own packed lunch or eat at one of the local restaurants. Our bus will leave back for Seville at 5 p.m.
The price of the tour is € 20 including the bus and€8 without bus. There are three pick up points in Seville: 7.30a.. Gran Plaza Café, 7:45a.m. José Laguillo in front of the Santa Justa Hotel and 8.00 a.m. at the Cervecería Ronda el Alamillo. Please register to join us. You can pay by bank transfer to our BBVA account ES08 0182 3299 8202 0160 3487, and send receipt to our email (firstname.lastname@example.org) with your name and surname, ID number, date of birth and a mobile contact.