Main rural activities that you will be able to practice.
In the surroundings of the Rural Houses Picachico you will be able to enjoy infinity of activities outdoors:
❤ Trekking in Almería. ❤
❤ Way for Lazy people:
: Let me call it that, but it is unforgivable to leave Picachico without taking this walk. Even if you don’t like rural activities, even if you don’t feel like getting out of the jacuzzi, even if you only bring heels, even if you bring a baby…
From your house, you go to Laroya, at the end of the village behind the church are the sports courts. Well, just below there is a narrow path that you have to follow without going up or down, without making any effort you will reach the Balsa del Común, Juan García’s Flour Mill and the river, passing through the Charcón del Buey.
You can go back the same way so as not to spend too many calories. The duration of these rural activities is approximately 40 minutes.
❤ Climb to Corral de Marcos:
From your house, go out to the road, you will see the cemetery, you have to climb over it, once the slope is finished, you will see on your left that there is a small dirt road, so you leave the asphalt and walk through the land until you reach a farm in ruins, that is the farmhouse of my great-great-grandfather, it is the Corral de Marcos, there Father Pedro had his vines to make his own wine and now you will have a nice surprise. In these rural activities you can walk among its centenary olive trees, among almond trees, thyme and brooms, on your right you can contemplate the Almanzora Valley, Macael, Olula del Río, Fines, the Albox Wadi, Sierra de las Estancias, Somontín, Urrácal, Lúcar, Sierra del Cabezo de Murcia, in front of Las Canteras de Macael…
Duration of this type of rural activities approximately 1 hour, and whatever you want to throw if you keep going up to the beehives.
❤ Way of Los Molinos PR-A 366
Circular path of 10km or 7. 50km if we do the short version of the Sendero del Bosque. Approximate travel time: 3h 30 minutes. In these rural activities, we manage to climb up to a height of 1,170m, so we have a difference in level of 470 m in ascent and the same amount in descent.
This path starts from the sports tracks. This rural activity will allow us to contemplate the remains of old flour mills, which carried out an important work in the daily life of the area, as well as some of the threshing floors, equally essential for the agricultural activity of the village. The path coincides with an old section of the GR-143, which runs from María to Almería. The tour has interesting natural viewpoints and the first part is what I call the Caminillo del Vago. Don’t miss it!
❤ Way of PR-A 172 REUL ALTO – Rural Activities
Circular path almost 14 km long with a drop of 700 meters and duration of approximately 5 hours. In the sports courts you have the first signposting. Be careful with the indicative posts as some points coincide with the GR 143 and the PR 366.
In the cortijada of Reul Alto you cannot leave without drinking water in La Fuente, in the Piedra Juan Felipe, you will be at 1,500 meters of altitude and if you have a clear day you can see the mouth of the river Almanzora in Villaricos, Sierra Maria, La Sagra and the whole Almanzora Valley. Without a doubt, it stands out among the other rural activities.
For all rural activities we recommend appropriate footwear, comfortable clothing, use of cap, sunglasses, sunscreen, always carry water, rarely raincoat but you can not miss a camera.
❤ Mountain Bike Route ❤
Almeria is a privileged destination as it has the ideal weather conditions to practice the cycle tourism throughout the year. This rural activity increases your adrenaline and is suitable for the most daring.
A Great Traverse Route, crosses the province of Almeria in 24 stages, about 1,200 kms, starting in San Miguel de Cabo de Gata and passing through Laroya and our Sierra de los Filabres. The Valley of Almanzora has 166 km in 6 stages.
❤ Ornithological routes or interpretation of nature, flora and fauna of Laroya. ❤
Historical and ethnographic interpretation of our Sierra de los Filabres by the best connoisseur of Almería, by the hand of Jesús Contreras. All-terrain with telescope, binoculars, binocular loupe. . . maybe with beer on board…
If you want to know and fall in love with Almeria do not stop knowing Jesus and let yourself be carried away by his wisdom.
❤ Horseback riding through the Sierra de Filabres. ❤
From your home and passing through beautiful spots, entering Sierra de Filabres, direction Estella, you will arrive at La Venta, a farm where you will ride a pure Spanish race that will take you through Cañadas Reales for an hour and a half. This rural activity in Laroya guarantees direct contact with nature.
Always book to Raquel at 619 32 32 13 and 685 06 31 74.
❤ Mushroom Collection. ❤
During the months of September, October, November in extensive pine forests, just 5 km from your home. Robellones or shake them. Unmistakable. There are other varieties but for the very knowledgeable.
❤ Geocaching. ❤
Bring you a GPS or we’ll leave you ours and find a treasure that we have hidden in a strategic and beautiful place. www.geocaching.com.
❤ Discover the Land of marble. ❤
Before arriving at your rural house Picachico, when passing through Macael you will find the largest mortar in the world, is a tribute to the stonemasons and artisans of the region.
More than 36 tons of marble that beat the Guinness Record in March 2015.
Visit the Marble Interpretation Centre in Macael, put yourself in Carmen’s hands, she is an expert, friendly and well-trained guide who will explain the history of this noble white stone. She will accompany you to a quarry or watch as a Craftsman carves a work of art before your eyes. You don’t want to miss it, do you?
I recommend you pay attention and enjoy the many sculptures that are in Macael and neighboring villages, being the queen undoubtedly the exact replica of the Source of the Lions that exists in the Alhambra of Granada and is located in the Plaza de la Iglesia de Macael.
For more information about marble and Macael visit: https://www.macaelturismo.com
❤ Visit to Casa Ibáñez Museum. ❤
It is a crime to leave Valle del Almanzora without visiting the Casa Ibáñez Museum.
Located in Olula del Río has 16 rooms with more than 400 works of Spanish art by Andrés García Ibañez, Goya, Sorolla, Picasso, Golucho, Antonio López, Ginés Parra, Capulet… https://www. museocasaibanez. org
❤ More activities. ❤
- Horse riding and quad biking in Partaloa 20 km from Laroya www. rancholuzdelsol. com
- Horse riding between orange trees and beaches in Vera at 65 km www. clubhipicovera. com
- Guided tours through Europe’s only desert.
- Guided tours around Cabo de Gata.
- Visit Pedro Gilabert Museum and 30 km in Arboleas. More than 140 olive wood sculptures
- Visit to markets in nearby towns every day of the week, Sunday in Fines, Tuesday in Albox, Thursday in Olula del Río, Friday in Macael.
- Golf, Scuba diving, Boat trips 60 km away.