Puerto Martínez – Alcaparaín Path
Puerto Martínez – Alcaparaín Path – Casarabonela
Type: short route
Length: 3,5 kilometres
Difference in level: 562 metres
Minimum altitude: 731 metres above sea level
Maximum altitude: 1.293 metres above sea level
Estimated time: 2,5 hours (one way)
Type of terrain: mountainous
The rout begins at Puerto Martínez (Martinez Mountain Pass), a junction where several paths and tracks meet, next to the MA-445 road. From here we shall take the path.
Along the sign-posted route we will be able to see the “muro de piedra seca” (dray stone wall).
The first section leads slightly up through and Aleppo pine forest fro approximately 900 meters. Then the path turns left at a crossroads. The straight section (which we shall not take) leads to the town of Carratraca.
From this point the path gets steeper.
We shall continue making our way up along the southern side of the hill. Our objective is to reach Alcaparaín Peak, almost always called Valdivia on maps, the highest point in these mountains.