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Mountain Bike Trail (MB) in this Area 5th Stage: Cuevas Bajas - Villanueva de Algaidas

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Mountain Bike Trail (MB) in this Area 5th Stage: Cuevas Bajas - Villanueva de Algaidas

This trail goes through the land where bandits found shelters and ruled until the beginning of the last century. This is why CCuevas bajas village was called the 'Bandits' Cave'. This route stands out due to its dramatic views. From La Cruz Hill (Cerro de la Cruz), you can see the entire Antequera Plain and the Genil Valley, as well as some sites of historical importance and the old villages which anticipated the village of Cuevas Bajas, El Cedrón and Moheda and an old Roman street which can tell about the importance this place had in the Roman empire.

 

Main Data

Towns at the Beginning and End of the Trail: Cuevas Bajas - Villanueva de Algaidas
Trail Type: It goes across the area.
Start / End: Plaza de la Constitución (Square in Cuevas Bajas) / Arenal Square (Villanueva de Algaidas)
Distance (m): 9,752
Trail Conditions: Good
Surface Type:
- Dirt track: 4,467 m (45.80%)
- Asphalt road: 5,285 (54.12%)
Minimum and Maximum Altitude (m):  319 - 705
Net Elevation (m): 386
Cumulative Elevation Gain (m): 550
Cumulative Elevation Loss (m): 330
Springs and Fountains: La Atalaya
Landmarks: Cedrón, Cedrón Viewpoint, La Cruz Hill (Cerro de la Cruz), Loma Farmhouse, La Atalaya, Roman Bridge, Franciscan Monastery / Mozarabic Cave Country Chapel.
Recommended Season for the Visit: Throughout the year.
Protected Areas along the Way: None
Signs: Not Signposted.

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