The Eighth Route Almond Blossom in Albox be held this coming Sunday 7 February

Almendros flower, the Rambla de Oria.


As it has become tradition in recent years, the Sierra de las stays covered with a white mantle on this date, this year also due to the warm winter we've had one month in advance the route will be made, in particular will be on Sunday 7 February takes place when the doyenne path Almond Blossom Almeria , which is held in Albox "VIII Hiking trail Almond Blossom". The length of the route is 12 km. and it has an average difficulty. It's a great opportunity to make sport walking white fields of almond blossoms.

“Like the Jerte Valley is known throughout the Spanish geography cherry blossom, it is intended that the Sierra de las Estancias are known as the Valley of the Almond Blossom” ,the organization said route.

The event will begin with the initial concentration before departure, which will take place at 9.00 morning at the Shrine of the Bulge. On that hour a visit inside the Shrine will be held to commemorate the 300 years of arrival of the Virgin of the Bulge to the shrine of the same name. Ermita which was founded by Lazarus and Roque Shopkeeper in Martos 1716 , later becoming what it is today Shrine of Our Lady of the Bulge.

From this monument, declared Historical Site in 1992, walkers will travel in cars to the starting point in the Salient.

The senderitas be given away half a small refreshment route by sugar snap Almonds and almond cakes to 1040 meters in Schools Atalaya. At that point there are stunning views 4000 hectares of Almendro, Sierra Filabres (Tetica Bacares) , Sierra Nevada and the Sanctuary of the Bulge.

After finishing the route, for those who want, there will be a group meal at Restaurant El Longo Albox, which also take the opportunity to negotiate with walkers various gifts such as ceramic jugs and cups made in the ovens of Pottery The tips Albox.

Registration will 3 euros (including payment to the guide path,group insurance mid-morning route and supplies) and who want to stay for the food shall be 15 euros (3 euros +12 food)

This should be done through bank transfer to account number IBAN ES22 0487 3510 23 2000011180 indicating names, surnames. The registration deadline is Thursday 4 February. Then have to confirm entry through the mail

The organization recommended hikers come equipped with a camera to immortalize these breathtaking white landscapes.

The event is organized by the City of Albox, Homeless Mountain Club Albox, We albojenses Cultural Association and the DGSE Active tourism company that will be responsible for guiding the route . In addition to this edition , there will be collaboration and participation of clubs Oria New Adventure, Locos Walking Club for Huercal Overa and Club Media Legua Cantoria, Macael and Tijola