In Cabra’s surrounds is the Sierra de Cabra, which forms part of the Parque Natural de las Sierras Subbéticas. The highest peak of this range is known as “El Picacho”, which is 1217 metres high. Along with the extraordinary views that it offers, it is considered as being the Balcón de Andalusia – Andalusia’s balcony. This area offers interesting landforms such as the Lapiaz de los Lanchares.
Virgen de la Sierra Chapel is in the middle of this park, atop Cabra’s highest peak. Several pilgrimages take place here during the year.
The Vía Verde del Aceite passes through Cabra, and follows the Tren del Aceite’s path (the olive oil train). It is an excellent path for hiking, bike routes and even horse riding. The trail is 58 kilometres and links Lucena, Cabra, Doña Mencía, Zuheros and Luque. The reference point for this vía verde in Cabra is the Centro de Interpretación del Tren del Aceite (the olive oil train interpretation centre). It is a museum space that recreates the history of the railway opened in 1893 and offers bicycle rentaland a restaurant.
Bird watching is another popular activity that is practiced in the Sierra de Cabra, where majestic griffon vultures soar above hikers and bikers.