GR 42: Western León Royal Livestock Trail

Contact details

Extremadura Mountaineering and Climbing Federation
Avenida Pierre de Coubertain s/n Pabellón Multiusos
10080  Cáceres  (Extremadura)
Extremadura Mountaineering and Climbing Federation
Tel.:+34 927236424




Trail running through the Sierra de Aracena y Picos de Aroche Nature Reserve, S-NE, crossing the GR 41 and GR 48 itineraries. It starts in the village of Aroche and runs as far as the regional border with Extremadura. Total distance of 56 kilometres, normally done over three stages through the municipal districts of Aroche, Cumbres de Enmedio and Segura de León, this last one in the province of Badajoz. This old livestock trail, that links Huelva and Badajoz, and the Regions of Andalusia and Extremadura, runs over gentle hills and through beautiful landscapes of holm-oak. The trail has a variant, the GR 42.1. It leaves the main route in Aroche and runs through the municipal districts of Cortegana, Almonaster la Real, Aguafría, Jabugo, Galaroza, Valdelarco and Cumbres Mayores, where it joins the main trail once more after some 50 kilometres.

Route details

Departure point: Aroche
Arrival point: Segura de León
Difficulty: Difficult
Distance (km): 56
No. of stages: 3



Aroche - Ribera del Múrtiga (Secondary road to Encinasola) - Cumbres de Enmedio - Segura de León (Badajoz province).

Variante GR 42.1:

Aroche - Cortegana - Almonaster la Real - Jabugo -Galenza - Valdelarco - Cumbres Mayores.


Almost all necessary services can be found in either Aroche or Cumbres de Enmedio; especially the former, which has many accommodation and restaurant options, as well as good communications with the provincial capitals. For more information: Huelva Province Tourist Board. Fernando el Católico, 18. 21003 Huelva. Tel. +34 959257467.


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