Sierra De La Pila.
The National Park Through the Garapacha it is acceded to the Mountain range of Pila by the place known like Landmark of the Four Faces, for being this point in which the four municipalities are united that share these reliefs within the 8,836 hectares that east natural space occupies. The Regional base Mountain range of Pila is not only a dead ground by the wealth of its flora, since Special Zone of Protection for the Birds has been declared also. They honor the birds, being the predatory ones like the real eagle, hawk pilgrim, or real owl most excellent. The Park includes a declared area Special Zone of Protection for Aves (ZEPA) for chova piquirroja (Phyrrohocorax phyrrohocorax), that installs its colonies in fissures and oquedades of rocks. The flora of the Mountain range of Pila includes/understands a total of six types of habitats, being the most common holms-oak forest and the savin clumps, these last ones in the highest zones. Next to these arboreal species a total of fourteen protected species has been entered as they are the palm heart, madroño, the juniper, the lentisco, cornicabra, the buckthorn and the black hawthorn.
There are many walks on and around the sierra de la Pila. Maps can be obtained from the Tourismo office in the centre of Fortuna or alternatively the reception at Camping Castillejo. The best routes are however obtained by talking to walkers themselves who will only be two happy to point you in the right direction. Walking early in the morning offers the opportunity of seeing the wild boars. Also this region has the beautiful Mountain Eagles.
For more information on Horse riding opportunities in and around Fortuna contact the Campsite on the number below........
Caravans Spain Castillejo Park Fortuna Murcia 30620 tel. (0034) 619003258
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Next to the highway that leads from Fortune to the Garapacha also is a peculiar formation, the Cortao of the Rocks, relief that part of the skirts of the Mountain range of Place forms. This Cortao has great geologic and landscaping value, thanks to the vertical fractures of its mountain and the great stone blocks generous and accumulated in a boulevard. This relief also emphasizes by the archaeological deposits of neolithic, Iberian, Roman and Arab period.
Rock Relief
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