Montoro has as a wide as diverse municipal district, describing areas and natural landscapes that suits all tastes.
Preparque in Montoro
Sierra Cardeña-Montoro Natural Park has 38,449 hectares of natural park and, around it, there is a large area, the preparque which is a great treasure that everyone agrees on the landscape preservation in its natural state.
A distinctive biodiversity stands out because of the mixture and combination of olive trees of Montoro mountains mixed with Mediterranean scrublands that serve as a refuge for all the species listed below. Similarly, you will be able to enjoy the streams and rivers in this area that give unprecedent natural stamps.
Discover this wonderful place together with its hiking routes, multisport activities or see the nature of this area that we present to you below.
Why is worth visiting these surroundings?
It is worth visiting because of the native flora and fauna wealth that you will only find here. You will be fully in contact with nature. We highlight the following elements:
- Arenoso Reservoir
It was built in 2008 as the regulator of the Guadalquivir basin, it ensures the supply of water for the agricultural sector and the electricity generation. It also allows multisport activities such as sailing, rowing and fishing.
Bogas, barbels and black-basses, together with wagtails, blackbirds or kingfishers as well as other aquatic birds such as ducks, cormorants, grebes, and occasionally black storks and ospreys, define an ecosystem of spectacular beauty between Mediterranean vegetation and olive trees.
- Iberian Lynx Territories
The most endangered feline of the planet is only found in the Iberian Peninsula in a natural way. It lives between Cardeña and Montoro mountains, Andujar and the area of Doñana, so that is why it is possible to see it during your visit. If you want to know everything about the Iberian Lynx click on here
- A wide diversity of birds and mammals
Walking quietly, you can see and hear a wide variety of birds: goldfinches, greenfinches, larks, hoopoes, jays, even hunting species such as the red-legged partridge or the wood pigeon.
Besides some raptors fly over the area, such as the common kestrel, the Iberian imperial eagle, the black vulture, the snake- eagle, the Bonelli’s eagle, the eagle owl, the long-eared owl, the owl, the nightingales, the swallows, the cuckoos, the shrikes, the oriole and turtledoves which come here in order to migrate from April to September.
However, robins, warblers, finches and thrushes, and some others are here from October to March.
As for mammals, wild boars, badgers and wildcats live in this area. Despite this great skill is needed to see these beautiful animals in the area.