In this article, you will find out everything you need to know when travelling to Sierras de Cazorla, Segura y las Villas.
Riverwalks, waterfalls, massive lakes, exciting wildlife are only a few of the things you can find at Spain’s biggest natural park and protected area – Natural Park Sierras de Cazorla, Segura y las Villas.
Best things to do and see
How to get to and where to stay
Best things to do and see in Natural Park Sierras de Cazorla, Segura y las Villas
Wildlife - The Park is full of wildlife, one of the richest areas in Andalusia with forest animals, where they can live in their natural inhabitants.
Hiking - The Park has loads of hiking tracks, but my favourite one is definitely the track beside Boroso river. More about this specific hike (where to start, description) you can find via this link: http://www.sierrasdecazorlaseguraylasvillas.es/en/index.php?option=com_sobi2&sobi2Task=sobi2Details&catid=33&sobi2Id=519&Itemid=234. Not only can go through the gorge, but you have many small waterfalls on your way. Actually, only 7 are properly signposted, so if you are off on wonder be careful and make sure you know the way back.
Waterfalls – As I mentioned before a lot of waterfalls you can find while doing the river walk. The best part of them is that you can find a “natural pool” where you can stay on the river by the waterfalls and have a relaxing swim. The most popular waterfall is located not far from the Cazorla village – Cascada de Linarejos.
Embalse de Tranco – the famous “lake,” you will hear in my video calling it a lake, but it is a very long reservoir. The colour of the water is magnificent and there isn't much around, besides a few restaurants in the Tranco village. Once you have paddled, kayaked or gotten to the middle of the lake in any other way, you'll be in absolute peace and paradise. The whole lake is for yourselves. This was a magical feeling, definitely check my video for that!
Castles – In the park you will find many ruins of old castles and estates. Segura de la Sierra is the village richest in historical monuments.
Villages – The Park consists of many small cute villages. As mentioned before some of them have lovely old castles and historical monuments. One of the most popular ones are – Hornos, Cazorla, Benatae, Genave Segura de la Sierra and Siles.
The park also has museums and botanical gardens to visit.
More about the park read here: http://www.sierrasdecazorlaseguraylasvillas.es/en/
How to get to and where to stay in Nature Park Sierras de Cazorla, Segura y las Villas
Although you can get a bus to the southern part of the park and the northern part of the park, I would recommend renting a car and driving through, as the park is massive and the drive is spectacular. In fact, visiting the park via motorcycle would be as worthwhile, if not even more so. If you are into motorcycles then riding around the park with one is a dream as the mountain roads wind and the view are out of this world.
We stayed in the hotel Cueva Ahumada https://www.cuevaahumada.com/ and I loved staying there as the breakfast views were amazing, but more about the hotel you can read in my Hotel Review section: https://www.alikitravelblog.com/post/cueva-ahumada-hotel-in-the-biggest-natural-park-in-spain
More about our weekend in Nature Park Sierras de Cazorla, Segura y las Villas see in my video: