La Sauceda - to the highest peak of the Cork Forest

Date: Friday, 30 September 2022

A hike in the heart of the natural park "Los Alcornocales", full of history, deepest forests and wonderful views. From the village of "La Sauceda" to the highest peak in the park

sauceda iglesiaIf the giant cork oaks that hide the abandoned village of La Sauceda under their shadow could speak, their sad stories would be a very great contrast to the unique beauty of the surroundings. The village was bombed in the civil war and almost completely destroyed. The ruins of hundreds of houses and their church are still there, partly restored and adapted for rural tourism, but for the moment they are abandoned. Nature has taken over the place and what remains of the village could be the backdrop for a film called "The Enchanted Forest".

From La Sauceda we hike to the highest peak of the natural park "El Aljibe" with a breathtaking view and an anthropomorphic grave with an not very believable legend...

We return on another path that leads us past a small lagoon in the forest, the "Laguna del Moral".


sauceda 03Difficulty 

dificultad4  medium/high;  6-7 hours, 14,5 km 



Please bring

Mountain boots, sun and rain protection, food and enough water.


Marbella: 09:00
Estepona 09:30

Estimated return


sauceda laguna

Price: 55€


Hiking guide, insurance and transportation to the starting point and back

Not included

Food and drinks

Reservation required