We can see this river from our terrace at home. It's a beautiful walk, the views of surrounding countryside fantastic. Lots of points of interest along the route and a stunning place to swim. Along with the birds, the noise of the frogs, turtles and the odd horse or donkey it's a fantastic day out with a picnic or a ramble for an hour. Take a camera !
Walking along either side of the river offers glimpses of history with old mills and an old arms factory to explore, watercourses and fabulous boulders, musical tinkling of goat bells and rushing water of creeks. Cork forest with mushrooms, wild flowers, take a picnic!
The river houses terrapins, while bird-life includes nightingales, Cetti's warblers and griffon vultures.
The Hozgarganta River passes on the side of Jimena de la Frontera facing the Parque Natural de las Alcornocales, i.e, the Cork Oak National Park. There is a very enjoyable walking trail starting at the Jimena camp ground, down to and along the river and into Jimena proper. Perhaps a leisurely hour and a half if you don't stop. However, many people like to do exactly that, since there is a beautiful swimming hole about halfway around. Once we were there, a group of close to fifty high school students and their guides came from Malaga for this experience on a warm Spring day. As far as we could tell, they were from an outdoor education class, and they certainly enjoyed themselves. The water level in the Hozgarganta, as in many rivers in Andalucia, varies quite a bit. However, the main swimming hole at Jimena seems to remain pretty constant even through long periods of drought. Come and enjoy it!
The river below Jimena has some great swimming holes . A 10 minute walk through beautiful scenery (hills, gorges etc.) to the river. A few good places to get in and one large rock - the locals jump off the top into the river. A few spots to dive in - very clean water with a few little fish. Lovely and cool on a hot day. We went three or four times and the kids loved it and didn't complain about the walk
You need to take lots of water and be prepared for some rough bits and a steep climb at the end. The canal which was built along side it is very interesting and the scenery beautiful
We met some holiday makers here in the village of Jimena de la Frontera and were telling them some of the stuff to see and do here in July...well, who would guessed their number one pick would be swimming in the river? They were 68 and 70 respectively and loved the walk down from the village via the very pretty path. We only saw two other people that afternoon and they were runners along the trail. Pack a picnic and come and enjoy Jimena and the Hozgarganta River's clean waters!There is a lot more to do here too!
Sin duda una ruta magnifica. A repetir cuando llegue el calorcito para poder bañarnos en el río. Genial. Aunque en ocasiones no vimos las balizas q indicaban el camino y ns perdimos un pc jeje
Det er en vakker naturopplevelse å kjøre langs denne elven fra Jimena de la Frontera til San Martin del Tesorillo, eller til La Costa ved Torreguadiaro i november måned. Ta gjerne noen pauser underveis. Frodige løvtre skoger viser nå fram de vakreste og sterke pasteller man kan tenke seg. Kastanjene er høstet inn, det ryddes i skogene og røk stiger stille opp fra en mengde små og store bål, som selvsagt bevoktes og er under streng kontroll for ikke å bre seg. Stillhet, farger og opprydning i skogene.
Por ser uno de los lugares mas bonitos del parque natural los alcornocales .además de tener senderos donde pasear y admirar su entorno
Het hotel heeft een map met heelveel wandelingen beschikbaar. Vraag daarnaar. Wij hebben mooie rondwandeling gemaakt deels langs de rivier. Niet de wandeling met de handwijzer, maar over de brug buiten het dorp.
Pasear por Jimena, a pesar de sus cuestas, mereces la pena. Subir al Castillo para ver el trabajo que han hecho recientemente y descubrir su historia, desde los fenicios hasta nuestros días.Hacer una ruta por el río Hozgarganta, visitar los restos de la fábrica de armas, o subir al Risco para disfrutar de unas vistas increíbles.
Excelente ubicación con un entorno de naturaleza privilegiado y la amabilidad de los caseros siempre dispuestos a complacerte