Sierra Espuña
El Berro

Sierra Espuña

The Sierra Espuña is a mountain range that belongs to the Cordillera Penibética, the most southern mountain range of the Baetic System, and lies fully in the region of Murcia in the municipalities of Alhama de Murcia, Totana, Aledo and Mula. It is a ridge of relatively low mountains and is characterized by woods, gorges, brooks, wells and the peaks of the Morrones de Espuña. The Sierra Espuña is since 1992 a regional natural park.

At the edge of the Sierra Espuña lie the Barrancos de Gebas. These form a spectacular desert landscape that also reminds of lunar scenery, with gorges and sandy ravines. From Gebas there is a trail to the Mirador de los Barrancos, an observation point that gives a beatiful view on this landscape. On the hike from El Berro that hikingiberia.com offers, near Gebas we also have a nice view on the Barrancos from the distance.

Near Alhama de Murcia lies the Sierra de la Muela where hikingiberia.com also offers a hike. This is a sandstone mountain ridge, which on the side of Alhama de Murcia stands out as a steep face against this town. On this mountain lies the Mirador de la Muela, an observation point that gives a perfect view over Alhama and its wide surroundings.

On the map below you can find these two routes. By clicking on the icon of the route, you will go directly to the description.

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Location of this Region

Province: Murcia
Central Town: El Berro
Despejado
31 °C
18 °C

Recommended Hike

Sierra de la Muela

The Sierra de la Muela is a sandstone mountain, which on the side of Alhama de Murcia stands out as a steep face against this town. The hike start at this steep side but climbs it through a road that ascends gradually. Next we walk quite some time over the flatter part on the high part of this mountain, through the forest. On the way back we get past the Mirador de la Muela, where we have a perfect view over Alhama and its wide surroundings. Via the steep and beautiful trail Senda del Collao we descend back to the Castle of Alhama, where earlier we started the hike.

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Principal Peaks

  • Espuña (1,583 m)
  • Poyos de Pedro López (1,568 m)
  • Pinos Blancos (1,512 m)
  • Morra de las Moscas (1,502 m)
  • Morrón Chico o de Alhama (1,444 m)
  • Morrón de Arriba (1,424 m)
  • Cejo de Ventanica (1,423 m)
  • Morrón de Abajo (1,389 m)
  • Cerro de las Guardia (1,162 m)
  • La Muela (633 m)