The area is a fabulous place to go bird watching. Spot soaring eagles, vultures or kites.

Go walking, horse riding (there are stables in the village) or cycling. All are all very popular activities here.

Have a look at for more ideas and bookings.

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Horse Riding

See the countryside from the back of a horse gives you a totally different perspective.

Slow down your pace of life and just walk and watch the amazing views.

There are stables in the village and I can book ride for you if required.


Kayaking & Paddleboarding

There are 13 Embalses / Reservoirs in Jaen Province. The nearest is Embalse de Bolera where you can go “wild” swimming and kayaking.

But just over the border in Granada Province is the Embalse de Negratin.

Kayaking and Paddleboarding available on the northern side of the lake at Club Deportivo Negratín.


Cycling is a very popular sport in this area. Whether for fun or competition, we can offer you comfortable accommodation, with FREE secure bike storage.

July – Annual Triathon
Having come from the Embalse de Bolera for the swimming element, they then cycle throuth the village before going to Pozo Alcón for the final, running, element

With Stage 7 of La Vuelta 2018, coming to this area and finishing in nearby Pozo Alcón, now’s a great time to plan your trip to Hinojares.

Quad Bike Tours

Fancy doing something a bit different?
Quad Bike Tours in nearby Galera (approx. an hour away, fabulous scenery en-route)
Each tour last approximately 2 hours, includes tuition, stop for drink/snacks & photographs
On &/or off road routes available
From 50€, passenger 10€
Contact me if interested and I can arrange your booking.

Castril Gorge Walk

One of our favourite places to visit.
We usually drive down to the large parking area at the bottom of the gorge and start from there.
You can, if you are fitter than us, start the walk from the village – it’s all downhill to start with, but I wouldn’t be able to cope with the UPHILL walk back.
The walk is an easy one that takes you beside the river on a boardwalk – is a bit uneven, but that’s all part of the fun.
You cross the ‘wobbly bridge’.
Go through a tunnel, but it gets light again, just as you think “it’s really dark now “.
Along the way, on hot days, you may come across families paddling or swimming in the river; there are a few spots that give easy access.
At the far end of the walk there is a lovely bar/restaurant to stop and enjoy, guess what? a little refreshment – “beer & tapas anyone?”
As I said, we don’t do the round route, but just walk back the way we came.

Other Walks / Nature Trails / Wildlife

There are some lovely walks and nature trails that start from the village.
One takes you under the bridge.

You’ll meet lots of friendly “natives” on route. Mules, goats, sheep, horses.
Just stop and say hello

Just a short drive away you can walk for miles in the olive groves – and visit a production centre and but some of the best olive oil around.



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