Sierra de San Pedro
The Transfrontera

Sierra de San Pedro

The Sierra de San Pedro is a range of low mountains in the southwest of the province of Cáceres, in Extremadura. The landscape is a combination of rocky mountains, boulders, forests and dehesa. The dehesa is a landscape that can be seen a lot in the south of Spain and that is characterized by pastures that are used for cattle, and that contains small holly oaks and other low small trees that know how to survive the hot and dry circumstances.

The area is populated by many protected birds (of prey) such as the Spanish Imperial Eagle, the Cinereous Vulture, the Bonelli's Eagle, the Golden Eagle, the Black Stork and the Eurasian Eagle-owl.

Around Valencia de Alcántara more than 40 dolmens can be found, which are stone constructions stemming from the prehistory, and that can be compared to cromleches.

On the map you can find all the routes that are available in the Sierra de San Pedro on hikingiberia.com. By clicking on the icon of the route, you will go directly to the description.

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Location of this Region

Province: Cáceres
Central Town: Valencia de Alcántara
Despejado
32 °C
15 °C

Recommended Hike

The Transfrontera

The Transfrontera is a long and very varied hike that shows the best of the Sierra de San Pedro. The route leads along a few dolmens, which are stone constructions stemming from the prehistory, and that can be compared to cromleches. Especially the dolmen “El Mellizo” is of interest because of its size and its good state. Although the hike is long, it is not too tough because of the gradual differences in altitude and the quality of the trails.

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Principal Peaks

  • Canaleja (710 m)
  • Centinela (698 m)
  • Aljibe (604 m)
  • Hatoqueo (603 m)
  • Perna (563 m)