28 miles
2,352 ft
-2,360 ft
757 ft
High Point

This section started travelling over Sendero de Loma Pelada, that is the track of a projected road between San José and Los Escullos which never was built beause conservationist reasons. Nowadays it's a bad state track that is made use of to trace out the long travel path GR-92. The bad condition of the track can force yourself to ride off your bike in some stretchs, and even to push your bike, but the magnificent views over the coastal cliffs are worthy of your effort.
From Los Escullos we'll take some kilometres of asphalt up to Rodalquilar, where we'll take the track which will head us to the abandoned gold mines. Later we'll pass through Cortijo del Fraile (Friar's country house), famous place because there took place the events that inspired Garcia Lorca to write his literary work 'Bodas de Sangre' (Blood Weddings). After that we'll pass near of Cortijo del Hornillo to come to a asphalted trail which will lead us to the hamlet of Fernán Pérez.
From here, we'll take a recently asphalted trail which after 10 kilometres comes out to the road of Agua Amarga (Bitter Water). By this road we'll take the Rambla de Agua Amarga (a dry riverbed) that will lead us almost to the end of the section.

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