Lucena has protected wetlands within its municipal area, all located in the surroundings of the Tempranillo and Jauja Route. The Dulce (freshwater) and Amarga (bitter) lagoons are of great importance due to the presence of Ruddy duck, a species that, along with others, is in danger of extinction. The Sierra de Aras also offers visitors impressive views of the entire region of the Subbética, the South Campiña (countryside) and even the Vega de Antequera, allowing on clear days to see lands of up to four Andalusian provinces. At the top, paragliding enthusiasts can enjoy one of the few launching tracks in the province. The Green Route of the Subbética runs along the route of the old “Tren del Aceite” (Oil Train). Today this tour allows cyclists and hikers to enjoy the beautiful landscapes of the Natural Park of the Sierras Subbéticas.