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Second World War Routes

San Roque Borough Council's Tourism Department offers World War Two theme tours on different itineraries designed by Tourism San Roque's team of specialists. The trails feature defensive elements of the Jevenois Line or Strait Wall such as bunkers, etc. 

 

 

20/12/2019

Shortly after the Spanish Civil War ended on 1st April 1939 the Francoist regime started to fortify the Gibraltar Area, fearing an Allied invasion of Southern Spain, due to the proximity of Gibraltar. The system of fortifications is known nowadays as the Jevenois Line due to the Spanish General who supervised the plans.

Although defensive in nature, two Spanish plans were drawn up, the Jevenois Plan and Operation C to hypothetically invade Gibraltar, preceding the German Operation Felix. Even today, there are still over 500 WWII bunkers, command posts, air raid shelters, artillery emplacements, search lights, anti-aircraft gun emplacements, roads, bridges and an airfield, which were purposely built between 1940 and 1947 between San Enrique de Guadiaro and Conil de la Frontera.

 

Guadarranque-Puente Mayorga & Campamento Route

 

  • Google Maps: 36.182058, -5.409745

  • Google Maps: 36.181000, -5.407353

  • Google Maps: 36.180745, -5.406715

  • Google Maps: 36.180098, -5.403196

  • Google Maps: 36.180415, -5.401489

  • Google Maps: 36.181116, -5.395746

  • Google Maps: 36.181062, -5.391645

  • Google Maps: 36.176072, -5.372677

  • Google Maps: 36.180239, -5.375414

  • Google Maps: 36.181776, -5.377213

  • Villa Carmela: Google Maps: 36.184541, -5.383325

 

Route around the hills between San Roque & Carteia

 

  • Cruz del Padre Ventura: Google Maps: 36.205086, -5.386372
  • Google Maps: 36.202153, -5.393725

  • Google Maps: 36.201147, -5.397357

  • Google Maps: 36.199379, -5.399261

  • Google Maps: 36.195051, -5.400202

  • Google Maps: 36.195099, -5.398703

  • Google Maps: 36.193200, -5.390443

  • Google Maps: 36.193611, -5.391899

  • Google Maps: 36.196251, -5.395812

  • Google Maps: 36.197773, -5.395366

 

Sierra Carbonera Mountain Route

 

  • Google Maps: 36.189145, -5.358209
  • Google Maps: 36.189321, -5.358771

  • Google Maps: 36.190889, -5.359122

  • Google Maps: 36.191207, -5.359095

  • Google Maps: 36.191488, -5.359291

  • Google Maps: 36.192791, -5.358763

  • Google Maps: 36.192982, -5.359753

  • Google Maps: 36.193807, -5.360022

  • Google Maps: 36.190005, -5.363581

  • Google Maps: 36.189979, -5.363332

  • Google Maps: 36.189808, -5.363329

  • Google Maps: 36.190655, -5.363273

  • Google Maps: 36.191179, -5.362223

  • Google Maps: 36.191219, -5.362066

  • Google Maps: 36.191152, -5.361884

  • Google Maps: 36.191835, -5.362080

  • Google Maps: 36.192725, -5.361820

  • Google Maps: 36.192974, -5.361844

  • Google Maps: 36.193024, -5.361600

  • Google Maps: 36.193812, -5.361874

  • Google Maps: 36.196534, -5.361538

  • Google Maps: 36.196690, -5.361656

  • Google Maps: 36.197045, -5.361903

  • Google Maps: 36.198350, -5.362946

  • Google Maps: 36.198746, -5.362994

  • Google Maps: 36.198898, -5.362897

  • Google Maps: 36.198876, -5.362818

  • Google Maps: 36.20103, -5.3606 (tunnel on the San Roque side)

  • Google Maps: 36.20123, -5.35805 (tunnel on La Linea side)

  • Google Maps: 36.201175, -5.357288

*Please note that there are many more bunkers on the mountain, this list is not meant to be complete.

 

Alcaidesa-The Lighthouse Route

 

  • Google Maps: 36.243076, -5.307293

  • Google Maps: 36.245947, -5.303342

  • Google Maps: 36.243586, -5.300315

  • Google Maps: 36.243665, -5.300520

  • Google Maps: 36.243596, -5.300022

  • Google Maps: 36.246176, -5.297131

  • Google Maps: 36.246356, -5.296943

  • Google Maps: 36.246149, -5.296840

  • Google Maps: 36.252551, -5.293665

 

Guadalquitón & Borondo Route

 

  • Google Maps: 36.272469, -5.284330

  • Google Maps: 36.270214, -5.286908

  • Google Maps: 36.264247, -5.288612

  • Google Maps: 36.260744, -5.290811

  • Google Maps: 36.261847, -5.296929

  • Google Maps: 36.261784, -5.297241

  • Google Maps: 36.261953, -5.297187

  • Google Maps: 36.264249, -5.296945

 

*Please note that there are many more bunkers in the Gibraltar Area and beyond, this list is not meant to be complete.