The routes which are generally pretty level are mostly surfaced and accessible for wheelchairs, cyclists, walkers and even prams and are motorised traffic-free meaning they are safe and pollution free. These routes once transported precious cargo from mines in rural inaccessible places to larger towns or ports.
The 77 routes throughout Spain vary in length, my local route the Via Verde de Aceite or Olive Oil Greenway is 55km long, starting to the north of Jaen city and running through olive groves and over French-engineered bridges into Cordoba province where it becomes the Subbetica Greenway.
These routes are fabulous in May when the countryside is a riot of wildflowers and it´s the perfect month for walking before the real heat of the summer - my favourite time of year in Andalucia.
Other Via Verde Posts
Walking Routes in Spain
Wildflower Walks in Andalucia
Wild Flowers - A Colourful May
Via Verde de Aceite