Whilst out and about in the countryside here in Andalucia, you are bound to come across a variety of signs and notices telling you what kind of area you are in or whether you are about to stray onto private land. You may find signs telling you to “keep out!!” or to “Please close the gate”. More and more fences are going up and access to land is being restricted. In some cases trails and paths are closed and directional signs taken down illegally. (see Via pecuaria below)
Basically the rules to follow, whether on horseback, walking or cycling in the countryside are:
- Have an up to date map with the footpath shown
- Don’t go through a gate that has a Propiedad Privada sign on it.
- Respect private land (Propiedad Privada) and stay on designated footpaths