Tahal – Benitorafe – Alcudia de Monteagud Circuit

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Walking in the Sierra de los Filabres during the warmer times of the year can be an extremely hot experience. The beauty of this walk is that it is split into three, easily completed sections through the countryside, with welcome shade in each of the three villages. The villages visited all have long histories, with each of their names coming from the time of the Moorish occupation.

The route itself covers the ancient tracks between villages, a dry streambed and a short road section (although there is very little traffic).

An abundance of wildlife, especially birds can be seen and for the lucky few the possibility of viewing wild boars rooting beneath the mountain oaks for acorns (our record is sighting an extended family of four adult females with seven young).

Our recommendation would be to start the walk in the morning when it is cooler and there is more chance of spotting the wildlife and aim to finish the circuit early afternoon in Tahal. Then have a long relaxing lunch in one of the restaurants, our favorite being La Rubira (but note that this is extremely busy at weekends with customers arriving from all over Almeria).

Although this walk is a circuit and can be started from any of the three villages and walked in either direction, our own preference from experience is to start in Tahal and complete the route in a clockwise direction.

Please use the track file supplied to help navigation. Available from the Related Download tab on the walk options page, walkingworld.com.

Spain - Southern Spain - Almeria - Filabres


Ancient Monument, Birds, Butterflies, Cafe, Church, Flowers, Great Views, Hills or Fells, Restaurant, Wildlife
2/6/2020 - Walkingworld Administrator

Thanks to Peter for his helpful comments. The Walkingworld App (walkingworld.co.uk) is for British walks only. For overseas walks like this one we recommend the ViewRanger App and you may have to purchase some local maps for your phone or device. Martin has supplied a trackfile for this walk which can also be downloaded to assist navigation. This is available from the Related Download tab on the walk guide options page from the Walkingworld.com website. Walkingworld Admin

1/31/2020 - Peter Shapter

Great walk but challenged the Navigation skills, Waypoint 7 is hard to get to easier to continue down the main track until it crosses the river bed and turn right there, doesn't add much distance. Waypont 12 is now tarmac all the way to the village. Dissapointngly the map is not visible on the app just the waypoints and I also think the gpx file is corrupt. Great walk though

3/8/2017 - Graham Barthorpe

We only managed to get as far as Benitorafe on this walk. After some 30 unsuccessful minutes trying to find the path heading out of the village we had to give up and head back down to Tahal. It is not possible to say what has changed that has caused this. Graham Barthorpe