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Walking & activities in the Genal Valley

Roads in the Genal Valley are relatively few, due to the combination of a complicated relief and the relatively low economic interest in an area that for geographical reasons has been self sufficient for centuries. Communications between the different villages in the past were via path or track, with villagers often having to contend with dense vegetation and fairly steep climbs from one side of the valley to the other. This has produced a network of 29 official footpaths that offer the possibility of avoiding cars and traffic for hours on end, with the added incentive of walking from village to village and being able to stop at each one for well deserved refreshment!

In addition to hiking, there are also excellent opportunities to practice canyoning in the Genal Valley tributaries, with spectacular waterfalls due to the steep slopes and dense vegetation on the riverbanks.

Thanks to the network of paths and tracks used for local transport, mountain biking is a particularly enjoyable activity, although some of the slopes may require a certain amount of effort!



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