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Metropolitan Green Corridor

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The Metropolitan Green Corridor connects La Corchuela Periurban Park with various municipalities in the Seville Metropolitan Area through two bicycle lanes. This encourages the use of non-motorised transport, without overlooking the significant opportunities for recreational and tourist use, given its landscape quality and cultural and architectural heritage.

The route begins in a recreational area under the Puente del Quinto Centenario, which leads to the bank of the New Guadaíra Riverbed, next to the EMASESA pump station. The route runs along the right bank, enabling the visitors to enjoy the landscape and ecological values of the River Guadaíra, including Herberos Tower, the single most valuable archaeological relic in the area, located in the ancient Roman city of Orippo, declared a Site of Cultural Interest. The flat landscape allows views of some of the surrounding towns such as Coria del Río and La Puebla del Río.

The route crosses the River Guadaíra over a bridge and comes to a crossroads. It continues to the left along the La Isla road. After 500 metres, the route continues along a path that leads to the Dehesa La Atalaya, a public forest of high natural interest, and from there to La Corchuela Periurban Park. This is one of the best-conserved “dehesas” in the metropolitan area; an ideal place to relax with its numerous fountains and public facilities (tables, barbecues, recreational areas, etc.).

Two kilometres beyond La Corchuela is a crossroads, the final section of the route. One path continues towards Los Palacios along the Vereda del Arrecife and Cordel del Camino de Coria, or Roman road, which the other leads to Dos Hermanas along the Colada de las Plateras.

The second section of the Metropolitan Green Corridor runs along the Guadalquivir Valley, except for the part that crosses the Aljarafe Cornice, where Gelves is located. It traverses through an area of gentle slopes and easy access, with livestock trails and the banks of the River Guadalquivir. The route connects the towns of Coria, Palomares del Río, Gelves, Mairena del Aljarafe, San Juan de Aznalfarache, Seville, Camas and Santiponce with the other sections of the Green Corridor.

The connection with the previous section takes place after the bicycle lane diverts from the River Guadaira in the direction of La Corchuela Park. The right path leads towards Coria del Río, where the barge that crosses the River Guadalquivir can be found. From here, the route traverses through the Colada del Callejón de la Magdalena to Cordel de Ugena, and from there to the town of Palomares del Río. The area has an agricultural landscape.

The next town on the route is Gelves, which can be reached via the Colada de Gelves. The town is reached at the intersection of Colada with the roundabout with access to the Simón Verde housing estate. It ends at Gelves’ cemetery. This section is slightly sloped for about 200 m. The route then continues on flat terrain along the edge of the Aljarafe Cornice with excellent views of Seville and the Guadalquivir Valley. This route runs between La Cornisa and Los Manantiales parks.

After crossing through an urban section and the Pandero Park, the Metropolitan Green Corridor continues along the Aljarafe Cornice. It ends at the San Juan de Aznalfarache sports centre, where it joins the route along the banks of the River Guadalquivir.

Once past the town of Camas, a detour to the left, along the Cordel del Alamillo, between the Gambogaz farmhouse and the Giralda campsite lead to the Conjunto Monumental de Itálica, in Santiponce where the route ends. Itálica recalls the splendour of this ancient Roman city, the birthplace of the emperors Trajan and Hadrian.

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