An experience right at your legs.
Browse old mining roads, climb to the majestic forts crowning the beautiful villages, taste the Iberian cuisine, ride along remote lanes, visit enchanted caves…
PatasNegras, an unforgettable adventure in western Andalusia.
Sierra de Aracena and Aroche Peaks Natural Park is a stunning example of biodiversity with its extensive woodland, high rainfall, mild climate and amazing food. Furthermore, it offers excellent opportunities to do a wide range of sports. Our adventure begins in the town of Aracena; known for its Gruta de la Maravillas (Grotto of the Marvels), caves of such magic and fascinating beauty that it will plunge you deep into a dream world. The trip continues through luscious green fields dotted with ancient holm and cork oaks that feed the world renowned Iberian pig and give it its singularly magnificent taste. A unique example of an ecosystem balanced by human control.
Next we journey to the mining region which will surprise you with its Martian landscapes and vast expanses. You will have the chance to look into the center of the Earth at an open pit at the disconcertingly enormous Rio Tinto mine, a copper mine once worked by British miners in the early 20th Century.
Our trip continues along a former mining railway track which will lead us from the red of the copper back to the green of nature and from the cold stone to the freshness of the outdoors. We will then travel back between stone walls surrounded by lush forests. The chestnut trees, particularly, show their deep green in summer and their haunting bareness in winter. The diversity of the Sierra de Huelva is its greatest value.
We will go through lovely villages with castles, fortresses, bullrings, old mosques, churches, squares, fountains and charming corners. The friendly locals offer their prized cuisine based on Iberian pork, horticultural products, chestnuts and mushrooms not to take anything away from the cheeses and pastries.