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Alcornocales Valleys | Ecotonobirding | Tarifa
View of Tarifa and Africa from Punta Paloma

Alcornocales Valleys

Full day Hike: 8-9 hours

Distance: 9 km

Price: 180€ 1-2 persons

Included: Expert nature guide, binoculars (if needed)

This tour takes you through one of the best valleys in Los Alcornocales natural park.  We will be guided into the forest to see the special trees and plants of this unique ecosystem,  distinctive from this Andalusian area. You will get into the Canuto del Prior, one of the narrow valleys typical of the area.

If you are a botanical enthusiastic person, this hike is for you. You will really enjoy to discover this especial forests called Canutos. The riparian vegetation becomes very special as we advance, with special oak trees (Algerian Oak), Black adlers (Alnus glutinosa), Bay laurel (Laurus nobilis), Strawberry trees (Arbutus unedo), a good number of Fern species, and the endemic subspecies of Rhododendron (Rododendron ponticum ssp. baeticum), etc.

Griffon vultures and many raptors can also be present in the sky, due to the importance of the area as a migration corridor.