In this last section of EuroVelo 1, we start our pedalling from Gibraleón, where we go West crossing the Odiel River along the old Ayamonte railway route.
The first town we find on the way is Cartaya. Here we can detour to access the small fishing town of El Rompido, located in the middle of the Natural Site of Marismas del Río Piedras y Flecha del Rompido and , besides tasting the interesting local gastronomy, we can cross by boat (depending on the season) to the beach of La Flecha del Rompido.
After Cartaya we find Lepe, a prosperous town famous for its strawberries and wines, which we can sample in one of the “zampuzos” that exist in its streets. From here, we can jump to places like Puerto del Terrón or Islantilla beach and smell the aroma of the Atlantic Ocean.
After passing the town of La Redondela, EuroVelo 1 leaves us very close to one of the largest dovecotes of its kind; Huerta Noble. This dates from the 18th century and had a capacity of 36,000 pigeons.
From this point on, the route runs along the edges of the Marismas de Isla Cristina Natural Site, a universe of water and salt which offers us such luminous surprises as the Salinas de Isla Cristina, where sea salt is still produced in a traditional way. The town of Isla Cristina, its beaches and its fishing heritage, are just a few kilometers away from EuroVelo 1.
If we decide to continue in the direction of Ayamonte, we will only have about seven kilometres left to finish the stage, but before that we will find the Ecomuseum Molino Mareal El Pintado, the best preserved tide mill in the province of Huelva.
Once in Ayamonte, on the banks of the Guadiana River, we will be able to enjoy its varied tourist attractions before continuing towards neighbouring Portugal; linked by ferry all year round.