Get to know Mª del Mar Berbén Varón
Manager of TNT Aventura, expert guide of active and nautical tourism in Cordoba.
After years of experience as manager of the active tourism company TNT, our guide knows the area through which this experience takes place to perfection. María del Mar is also an expert in the design of routes tourism in nature. Hiking routes, cave visits or canoeing on the Guadalquivir, our expert knows how to perfectly convey the beauty of the landscapes, the charm of the local flora and fauna, or the secrets hidden in the land.
His many years of experience as a professional guide for active tourism, hiking and caving in the province make her the ideal companion to make you describe and enjoy the immense value hidden in this area of Sierra Morena. This experience of visiting a cave in Cordoba with María del Mar will be a great success.
Development of the activity
If you wanted to visit a cave in Cordoba, how about a hiking route along the stream and lagoon of Cañaveralejo with a visit to the cave of the same name? Nature, history and a dose of adventure is what awaits you with this active tourism activity that combines the pleasure of hiking with the thrills of caving and the knowledge that the land gives us.
A route of nature and adventure
You have to come and enjoy this proposal that from La Dehesa Experiences we have designed with the aim of introducing you to Sierra Morena from a different point of view than usual. Come with us to discover this interesting route next to the Cañaveralejo stream and the lagoon, a beautiful walk full of meadows and olive groves. A very well preserved route which ends with a visit to a cave in Cordoba, the Cañaveralejo Cave, located in the municipality of Adamuz.
Situated in a rocky massif, the route to this cave is combined with an environment whose vegetation is typical of the Mediterranean climate, offering us some of the best views in the world. incomparable viewsunique among mastic trees and wild olive trees. But not only this, because during this route we will also be intoxicated by the aroma of the wild plants that populate the path, such as rockrose and rosemary.
The Cave of Cañaveralejo
The Cueva de Cañaveralejo is a spectacular place because of the serenity it transmits, as well as for its palaeogeographical and geomorphological value. And because it is the only cave in Sierra Morena that is known to have been inhabited back in the Neolithic period. An experience not to be missed.
Surrounded by virgin land that has not been altered by man's actions, a visit to this cave in Cordoba envelops you in a certain aura of mystery, as its entrance remains hidden. According to research, the Cueva del Cañaveralejo cave dates back to the Mesozoic era, which makes it approximately 100 million years old. Formed thanks to the action of the stream with which it shares its name, it is made up of three clearly identifiable areas.
First, there is an oval section called the Foyer, the cave room, which is illuminated by natural light.
In the adjoining room, known as Main Gallery, is accessed via a walkway of about 20 metres, which leads to the smallest and most hidden part of the cave.
Finally, we will be facing the call Final Gallery, it is made up of two very characteristic small semicircular sections.
A place with a lot to tell
This experience of visiting a cave in Cordoba is much more enriching than you can imagine. It is estimated that the Cañaveralejo Cave may have been inhabited during the Neolithic, Copper and Bronze Ages, spanning the 6th, 5th, 4th and 3rd millennia. What makes this place an enclave full of history and much remains to be discovered. Subsequently, it seems that the cave was only occupied on occasional occasions.
Entrance to the Adamuz Historical Museum
But our activity does not end here. Because after this interesting experience of hiking and a bit of history and speleology, we propose you to complete the activity with a interesting visit to Historical Museum of our town, Adamuz. This museum exhibits the most important pieces found in the cave as a result of archaeological research over the years. You will discover the different forms of life and culture that had our ancestors in Adamuz, and it will be easy for you to get an idea of what life in the cave might have been like in those remote times. As you can see, this experience has a lot to offer you.
Enjoy it at La Dehesa Experiences.