Vía Verde – Guadalimar River
The Guadalimar greenway is 20 kilometres long and runs between Linares-Baeza station and the old Begíjar station. The route is made up of farm tracks, natural footpaths and part of the old railway line. The greenway is accessible on foot, by horse or by bike.
This route can be enjoyed on foot, by bike and in a wheelchair.
While following this route you can see beautiful scenery: fields of olive trees, typical of the province of Jaen, woodland lining the banks of the Guadalimar river, the fertile plains of the Guadalquivir river and the Sierra Mágina mountains.
The Guadalimar greenway also benefits from a rich heritage thanks to the towns through which it passes; Linares, Ibros, Lupión, Torreblascopedro and Begíjar.
In Linares you can visit the ruins of Cástulo, an ancient Iberian city whose ruins form one of the most important archaeological sites in Europe.
In Ibros, Lupión and Begíjar you’ll find interesting archaeological sites, as well as churches such as the Iglesia de San Pedro y San Pablo which dates from the 16th century, in Ibros; the Iglesia de Nuestra Señora de la Asunción dating from the 15th century, in Lupión; and the Iglesia de Santiago Apóstol from the 13th century, in Begíjar. Also in Bejígar is the Museum of Arts and Customs (Museo de Artes y Costumbres) which is worth a visit.
The Guadalimar greenway includes a total of 11 tunnels, two viaducts and six bridges.