Usually, we branch off the main track and go into the volcanic crater, Caldera de Majada Redonda.
Today though we decided to continue on up to the estepa and soon arrived at the ramshackle farm buildings of Cortijo de Las Presillas Altas.
Most of the sheep and goats were grazing on a distant hillside but we saw this group in a little corral.
The track, which goes on to the village of Las Albericoques, is popular with off-road cyclists as they can make a circular route from there back via Cortijo de los Frailes.
On our way back we diverted to have a look at the ruins of Cortijo de Berenguelas. The colours of the crumbling walls were beautifully lit by the low sun.
From here there are great views of the Caldera.
On the higher ground there are very few trees but some spectacular olive trees stood out in the landscape.