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The Bull Route, The Deer Paradise

This route collects, along its local color and artistic monumentality of true valor, the singularity that throughout its itinerary can be seen the diverse bull ranching industries that grave in their fields, forming the brave bull in its natural surroundings,  an image of incredible beauty. Setting off Jerez de la Frontera, it includes the cities and villages of San José del Valle, Paterna de Rivera, Medina Sidonia, Alcalá de los Gazules, Benalup-Casas Viejas, Los Barrios, Castellar de la Frontera, Jimena de la Frontera, San Roque, Algeciras and Tarifa. In its natural environment there are located several of the most important ranching industries of Spain, linked to the most distinguished family names related to the bull world. So, we can cite the ranch of Rehuelga (the Buendía family), where the family members fight he bull on a horseback with a lance; el Carrascal of Alvaro Domecq where from the road we can see some Sundays practices like bullying or knocking down or el Fermeño of Francisco Carrasco, el Fermeñillo of Carlos Marco Núñez, Majaverde of Juan Pedro Domecq, el Aguijón, el Jardinillo, Montebajo or the very famous ranching industries of Jandilla or La Cantora of Isabel Pantoja, both are very near of Benalup-Casas Viejas. As the countryside is a domain of the brave reserves, the mountain chain is a domain of the deer. Ranches that dedicate to the hunting exploitation of deer or wild boar abound in the area, overall at the banks of the Barbate and Celemín bogs. We can cite ranches like el Porretal, el Alisal, Zapatero, las Algámitas, el Sinchao, MajaVerde, Valle Hermoso, Zanona, Isla Verde, los Tejones or Cuervo Monastery. In the walks around this area it is frequent to come across these and the spectacle is sublime in the month of September as it coincides with Verrea.

Starting Point: Paterna

Difficulty: Easy