Countryside, valleys and mountains embraced by endless rows of olive trees in perfect formation. A green tide of more than 60 million trees covers the territory of the province of Jaén and make up the oldest and largest olive grove in Spain. A geometric landscape that rises and falls covering every corner of the province. A unique landscape in the world. Various tourism companies design a visit that suits your needs.

Centenary olive trees


Every bend in every road, the panoramic views from the countless towers and castles of the province of Jaén, a stroll around the outskirts of any town or city, offer magnificent views of Jaén's olive groves.

Olive groves on the hills of La Campiña, on the plains, olive groves in the mountains. Olive groves in different landscapes but always olive groves. It would be difficult to choose the best places to contemplate the millions of olive trees in Jaén. Below is a selection of some privileged viewpoints, which are not the only ones, just some of the ones you will find on your visits, and which also offer you the chance to get to know the memory of the province of Jaén.
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Greenway of oil

The Greenway of Oil is an unrepeatable walk through the landscapes of the olive grove. It consists of an inland tourism offer that recovered part of the infrastructure of the abandoned Jaén-Campo Real (Córdoba) railway, as a green corridor for cycling, hiking and other sports in direct contact with nature. Different accesses along its 55 kms. of total route, and a maximum slope of 2%, represent an ideal alternative for all types of public, including people with reduced mobility. The route passes through five municipalities: Jaén, Torredelcampo, Torredonjimeno, Martos and Alcaudete.


Built between 1882 and 1893, this railway belonged to the Linares-Puente Genil line, which was dedicated throughout a good part of the 20th century to the transport of different metals from the mines of Linar, and especially the abundant olive oil to the port of Malaga and the markets of the south of the peninsula, which is why it was popularly called the Oil Train. Technical and commercial reasons led to its abandonment in 1971, and it was definitively closed to the transport of passengers and goods on January 1, 1985. 

Its entire route, from Jaén to the provincial limit of Córdoba, winds its way through olive groves that make up a landscape of authentic sea of olive trees dotted with typical Andalusian farmhouses. The presence of the Sierras de Jabalcuz, la Grana, la Caracolera and del Ahillos, located very close to the south and east of the Vía Verde, provide diversity to the relief and landscape. In the province of Córdoba, it continues along the Vía Verde de las Subbéticas, which increases its interest as an alternative means of getting to know these two provinces.

Its heritage attractions include five Torredelcampo, Torredonjimeno, Martos, Vado-Jaén (Martos) and Alcaudete stations, two tunnels (Torredelcampo and Torredonjimeno), as well as nine metal viaducts, works with a riveted metal structure (from 70 to 224 meters in length) that offer aerial passages over the olive grove landscape to save streams and ravines.