The Almanzora Valley is a region in the inland of Almeria located to the north of the province made up of about twenty municipalities. The name is due to the river that crosses it, the Almanzora river, which is guarded by the Sierra de las Estancias to the north and the Sierra de los Filabres to the south. The region begins in the east almost at the junction of the A7 with the Almanzora river and reaches the west to the limit of the province with Granada.
The only access to the region is by road. The Almanzora Valley is located one hour from Almeria, just over 80km separate it from the capital. The city of Murcia, the city of Cartagena and the city of Granada are 130km and an hour and a half away. The cities of Jaen and Alicante are two hours away by car. You can enjoy the beaches of Levante Almeriense (Mojacar, Garrucha, Vera, Villaricos and San Juan de los Terreros) in just over 30 minutes.
The fastest access from Almeria to the upper-middle part of Almanzora is done using the A92 and from the Tabernas exit we will take the road known for the Macael Marble Quarries A-349. To reach the easternmost part of the region, it is preferable to use the access via the A7 motorway.
To get there from Murcia or Alicante you also have to do it on the A7. From Cartagena we will move along the AP-7. To get from Granada we will use the A92 to Guadix where we will take the A92N motorway to Baza, there we turn off the AL-334 which is the road that crosses the Almanzora Valley from Serón to Zurgena connecting with the A7. The AL-334 has several kilometers of motorway, between Fines and Zurgena, this motorway is known as the Mármol motorway since the Marmol region is located within the Almanzora Valley.
The towns of the AL-334 have a bus stop, regular line –ALSA– from Granada to Huercal Overa (Serón, Olula, Albox). In access from Almeria by bus it also reaches Olula del Rio and from Almeria passing through Huercal Overa there are also connections to some towns in Almanzora.
ACCESS BY PLANE
The nearest airport is in Almeria, an hour away. The San Javier (Murcia) airport is almost two hours away and the Granada airport two hours away from the valley.
ACCESS BY TRAIN
The railway line that crossed the Almanzora region was abandoned in the eighties, in its place this line has been restored as the Almanzora Greenway for the enjoyment of hikers and cyclists. The closest train station to Almanzora coming from Granada is Guadix, which is an hour and a half from the area. Coming from Murcia, the nearest station is in Lorca, which is located 45 minutes from the east of the region and in the province of Almeria, the only station is the one in the city of Almeria, one hour from the valley. There are passenger transport services -taxi- that can be hired in advance and that carry out these transfers to any point in the region: Autocares Bonachela and Autocares Fernandez Quiles.