We start the route from the Plaza de Toros de Cieza and go down until we cross the Segura River to pedal upstream, guided by the GR-127 – Segura River. But we immediately owed ourselves to take the GR-7 – From Andorra to Tarifa in its section of the Zig-zag Trail that leads up to the Hermitage of the Virgen del Buen Socorro. In the heart of the Sierra del Oro, located between the towns of Abarán, Cieza and Ricote.
There are two legends from where it is believed that the name comes from the mountains. One for the legend that exists about the precious metal in the mountains and the other for the crying of the Moors when they left these lands after the Reconquest, which Granada was.
Whatever its origin. We continue along the PR-MU 11 – Medina Siyasa, which is initially a road and then becomes the Senda del Olivo and later the Senda de Manolo Dato. Then we return to the track towards the Carlist House in the heart of Loma del Lentiscar from where we have beautiful views of the town of Abarán.
We go down skirting the Puntal de Cuchillo to the Rambla de Benito and then we go up to the ruins of the Forest House of Cuesta Alta where we already take the path that leads us to the PR-MU 58 Senda de los Forestales and which then drops us back to the Rambla de Benito. Where we are struck by the reddish gold color of its waters as it passes near the mill ruins.
We continue down the boulevard that takes us to the town of Abarán and from there we already take the paths of the Segura river that return us to Cieza.
Max elevation: 713 m
Total climbing: 1158 m
Total time: 04:20:12