ITINERARIES OF PAGOS DEL SHERRY
The Between Rivers–Wine Train itinerary follows the route of the unused railway line of the old “Wine Train”, incorporates the “Green Route Between Rivers” and runs alongside the vineyards dotted around the countryside surrounding Chipiona.
Construction of the Coastal Train, or Wine Train, railway line commenced in 1892 with the aim of exporting sherry from the Bay of Cádiz to England by connecting the stations of El Puerto de Santa María and coastal Sanlúcar de Barrameda, via Rota and Chipiona. After providing first class service to the area for almost a century and contributing to elevating sherry to the highest level on the world wine scene, the last train made its final journey along the line on 31st December 1984.
The historical and wine tourism importance of this itinerary in incomparable. It is a unique journey that features historical remains of the acclaimed wines of Jerez, such as the old Chipiona railway station or the stopping-off points of Peña del Águila and La Ballena. It also provides the opportunity to enjoy exceptional landscapes that are characteristic of the Region, such as vineyards and the pine woods of the coast.
A lineal itinerary of just over 16 kilometres that can be completed on foot or bicycle. As it unites various towns, it includes three different Green Gates where the route may commence or end.
|Type of route:||Linear|
|Estimated hiking time:||3 h. 15 min.|
|Estimated cycle touring time:||1 h. 10 min.|
|Elevation:||Maximum: 14 mts. / Minimum: 7 mts.|
|Pagos:||Tehigo, Fuente de oro, Majadales, Ahorcado, La Alcubilla, Olivar, Los Llanos, Escaleta, Madroñales, Granadillos, Ventisquero y Niño de oro|
In order to make your itinerary as comfortable as possible and to allow you to enjoy the Pagos del Sherry to the full, here are some recommendations:
- The pleasantly mild climate of the Jerez Region makes it possible to enjoy the destination practically the whole year round. However, in spring and summer it is important to bear in mind the high temperatures of the region. At these times you are recommended to avoid the central hours of the day, when very high temperatures are reached, and to follow the route either early morning or in the evening when temperatures are more pleasurable.
- In spring and summer it is advisable to use sun protection cream and wear a baseball cap, hat or similar as protection from the sun.
- In autumn and winter, and to a lesser extent during spring, it is advisable to bear in mind the possibility of rain and to avoid following the itinerary if these meteorological conditions are forecast.
- Comfortable light clothing is recommended.
- The itinerary includes the facilities required by the Andalusian Green Routes (drinking-water points, rest and recreation areas, observation points…).