A couple of kilometers from Alacón, following Las Ventas (TE-V-1101), we will get to the Borón plain (traveling by car), at the top of the Mortero ravine. There, we will find an information point and a ravine lookout. From here we will start going down the ravine. A series of stairs following a streambed will make it easier to access the top of the ravine. At the top, we will see a beautiful waterfall and pond during the rainy season.
Surrounding the top of the ravine are four shelters with rock paintings surrounding a pond. An information board will help us understand the landscape in relation to its prehistorical setting and identify the birds living in the numerous hollows and cracks along the ravine. Vultures, Egyptian vultures, kestrels, crows and rooks are only some of the rupicolous birds that will accompany our route.
In 2 hours we will arrive at the Felio hill, on the left side of the ravine, leaving the steep passages behind us. In the rock belt of the hill we can still find remains of dry stone fences around the caves where shepherds used to close their livestock during the night. Along with the traditional fences, we will notice many protection fences for rock paintings running along the rock belt.
A path starting from the ravine will help us reach the rock belt. It stretches through the Pellejas ravine, and continues to the Mortero ravine, from where we will take another path to Saint Michael's hermitage (ermita de San Miguel) and pond. We can end our descent here - if we have left our car in this place - or start the wine cellar route.
From the washhouses, in 30 minutes we will get to the foot of the hill. About 500 wine cellars lie along the terraces of this hill. The area is famous for its Alacón wine and this route is know as the wine cellar route. The information boards provide an explanation of the architecture of these wine cellars and of the farmyard neighborhood, which developed at the foot of the hill.