A good starting point for the route is Albanchez, a town with quarries and natural stone handling factories you can access from Almanzora or Cantoria. Leave the A-334 (exit signposted), or from Almeria on the N-340 road to the junction of Uleila del Campo towards Cantoria. At the entrance of the village youcan see a monument made in white marble as a tribute to the farmers. Albanchez is a walled town and has a striking architecture and layout, very typical of the historic heritage of the area.
From Albanchez we can continue towards Líjar or Cóbdar. In Líjar you can visit the quarries of Lobera, Cerro de Huertecicas and la Viña. Its workshops are famous for marble, granite, travertines, and creams, among others. In Cóbdar we appreciate the visual impact of the great quarry of Los Calares, with five spectacular descents of water. There are remains of the mining industry that deserve to be visited.
From Cóbdar, the road leads us to Chercos, where we will find archaeological sites from the 2nd millennium BC. C. like the one of Piedra Moros, with ruprest engravings that represent scenes of the daily life of the first settlers of the zone. From Chercos, crossing the mountains, you reach the capital of marble, Macael, town that gives rise to one of the best-known and most prestigious varieties of marble in the world: Blanco Macael. Between Olula and Macael is the Andalusian Technological Center of the Natural Stone, authentic neuralgic center of the history, technology, studies and projective of the marble production in this singular zone of the region of the Valley of the Almanzora.