The GR7 is the footpath through Andalucia, which forms part of the European Route No. 4. The route is made up of itineraries, which are designed to avoid crossing or using tarmac roads or any roads used by traffic, wherever possible. The GR7 starts in Tarifa in on the furthest southwest tip of Spain, where the Mediterranean meets the Atlantic. The route stretches across the provinces of Cádiz, Málaga, Granada, Almería, Córdoba and Jaén, covering approximately 1,250 kilometers of sign-posted footpaths.
GR7 in Cordoba
Approximately 59 kilometers
(Aldea de la Concepción)- Priego de Córdoba - Rute
The GR-7 starts at Tarifa in the province of Cádiz and runs on through the Andalucian provinces of Malaga, Granada, Córdoba, Jaen and Almería.
The Cordoba section of the route, coming from the province of Jaén starts off in the municipality of Almenidilla, which has interesting archeological sites to visit. After walking the pathway through olive groves, which open up onto beautiful views along the route of the Sierra de los Judios Mountains, you reach the Aldea (village) of la Concepción. From here you follow a very pretty walking route, which leads to the small town of Priego de Córdoba, the capital of all that is 'Cordoba baroque'. You may chose to spend some time in this town, since there are many interesting historical monuments to see. Refreshed and ready to walk on, you now begin a very long, steep stretch of the GR7, which crosses the Natural Park of the Sierras Subbéticas Cordobesas. The effort is paid off with the breathtaking views of the Sierra Horconera, especially of the Tiñosa peaks, which are the highest points in Córdoba at 1,570 meters. Then Bermejo and the Sierra de Rute rise up in an impressive solid mass of limestone. The next stop worth taking is at the town of Rute, where it is traditional visit the Anís Museum and of course to sample the products. The last part of the route within the Córdoba Province heads south and into the Malaga province at Cuevas de San Marcos. This walk is another chance to enjoy more spectacular views - this time down onto the Iznájar reservoir.