The Sierra de Albayate is a dense Mediterranean forest containing notable species such as holm oak (Quercus ilex), Portuguese oak (Quercus faginea), broom (Genista cinérea), small-flowered gorse (Ulex parviflorus), rockrose (Cistus albidus), Mediterranean honeysuckle (Lonicera implexa), wild olive tree (Olea europaea var. sylvestris), matagallo (Phlomis purpurea), English ivy (Hedera helix), smilax (Smilax aspera), broom (Retama sphaerocarpa), hawthorn (Crataegus monogyna) and blackthorn (Prunus spinosa).
As we climb, we will be able to see the Ermita de San Miguel del Castellar hermitage in the north east and the La Tiñosa mountain in the west.
The Sierra del Albayete is surrounded by the Peñas Doblas mountain (1132m) and the peak of La Pelona (1306m) on the Muchacho Mountain.
We will also be able to see important waterside vegetation in las Peñas stream, with species such as the white poplar (Populus alba), wild blackberry (Rubus ulmifolius), dog rose (Rosa canina) and giant reed (Arundo donax).
Throughout this area we will be able to spot birds such as the common buzzard (Buteo buteo), short-toed snake eagle (Circaetus gallicus), booted eagle (Aquila pennata), peregrine falcon (Falco peregrinus), common kestrel (Falco tinnunculus) and sparrowhawk (Accipiter nisus).
In autumn, we will also be able to find wild mushrooms such as the parasol mushroom (Macrolepiota procera), field mushroom (Agaricus campestris), wood blewit (Lepista nuda) and king trumpet mushroom (Pleurotus ryngii).
Sierra de Albayate