The Alarcon family transport livestock from their home in Fatima (Granada) to Las Navas de San Juan (Jaen). This long distance of 200 km by foot with more than 550 sheep looking for the best grass in winter and summer is made every year for more than 100 Spanish families. Transhumance is an old tradition that survives after several centuries of history.
Spain is the only country that maintains a network of historic paths that exceed 125,000 km. The origin of many of these pathways, some of them with more than 8,000 years of history, stems from the migrations that have historically been made nomadic shepherds. Today transhumance in Spain is threatened due to the scarcity of public aid.