GR 43: Cordel de La Campiña (Cordoba-Jaén)
This path sets off from the capital city of Cordoba and basically runs from west to east across farmland where cereal is grown alternately with olives.
The start of the path following the Vereda de Granada, an old Roman way that connected the towns of Corduba and Ategua and that later, in the times of the Caliphs, joined Cordoba and Granada. From a landscape and environmental viewpoint, the most interesting area on the path is the stretch running next to the River Guadajoz and its plain, as well as another area close to the Cerro Carrasco hill and El Jardón, where great bustards can often be seen, a typical species of cereal farmland and currently in danger of extinction.
The total length of the path is 65 km. and it runs through the municipalities of Cordoba, Espejo, Castro del Río and Baena (Albendín).
Departure point: Córdoba
Arrival point: Baena (Albendín)
Distance (km): 62
No. of stages: 3
Maps: I.G.N./S.G.E. 1:50,000, nº 923 Cordoba, 944 Espejo, 945 Castro del Río, 967 Baena. Castro del Río, 946 Martos.
Topographic guide: GR 43 Cordel de la Campiña. Published by the City Councilof Cordoba (Environmental department). 2001 Cordoba.
Cordoba - Castro del Río - Baena (Alberdín).
Services on the route
There are all types of services in the towns along the path and good road connections.For further information:Cordoba Tourist Board.Ronda de los Tejares, 1. 14001 Cordoba. Tel. 959 49 16 77.
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