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History and culture surrounded by nature

Enjoy the natural treasures of our medieval towns and villages.

    Consuegra

    Calderico Hill

    The paths that were used by the old millers to reach the windmills are an ideal itinerary if you feel like visiting Consuegra's castle and windmills on foot.

    Marvão

    Serra de São Mamede Natural Park

    In the Serra de São Mamede, an unexpected Alentejo is waiting for you: high instead of flat, lush instead of dry. There you will follow the traces of human presence in various historical periods.

    There are walking trails where you can discover the varied vegetation and watch birds of prey such as the griffon vulture, the black kite and the Bonelli's eagle, symbol of the Park.

    Almazán

    LA ARBOLEDA PARK

    It can be reached by crossing an original footbridge over the Duero River.

    This large park offers a variety of walks, some along the riverbank, and a great environmental richness of landscapes, flora and fauna; there are hiking routes, cultural tours (Outdoor Sculpture Museum), but you can also exercise in its sports facilities or relax in its recreational areas.

    Jerez de los Caballeros

    THE ALBUERA LAKES

    The Albuera reservoir is a stone construction dating from the 17th century. You can stroll along the banks of this emblematic lake, the scene of the oldest fishing competition, which dates back to the last century and is famous among fishermen from all over Spain and Portugal. It is managed by the Sociedad Deportiva de Pesca Balboa in Jerez de los Caballeros.

    Hondarribia

    JAIZUBIA MARSHES

    The diversity of habitats of the Jaizubia marshes attracts numerous interesting species. Thanks to its privileged geographical location, many migratory birds find refuge in this 25-hectare natural area. Jaizubia is, with 250 species observed, a small paradise for ornithologists. It is included in the Natura 2000 network.

    Estella-Lizarra

    PASEO DE LOS LLANOS

    This park is located in the heart of the city next to the river Ega. It is an ideal place for strolling, unwinding and enjoying the flora and fauna of the area.

    Sigüenza

    NATURAL PARK OF BARRANCO DE RÍO DULCE

    This park is located south of Sigüenza, at the westernmost foothills of the Sistema Ibérico. It has a total area of 8,348 hectares. It is included in the Natura 2000 network. Its spectacular landscapes were popularized by the naturist Félix Rodriguez de la Fuente as ideal settings for many of his television documentaries in the series El Hombre y la Tierra and Fauna Ibérica.

    Laguardia

    LAGUARDIA LAGOON COMPLEX

    A natural area including the Carralogroño, Carravalseca and Musco lagoons and El Prao de la Paul pond, all of them surrounded by vineyards. At El Prao de la Paul there is an observatory and a watchtower for bird watching. This natural area is included in the Ramsar list of the most important wetlands in the world, in the Natura 2000 network and is a protected biotope by the Basque Autonomous Community.

Hiking trails

History and culture surrounded by nature

Get to know our medieval towns and villages and enjoy their natural landscapes.

    Ascent

    132m

    Type of route

    Linear

    Distance

    27.90km

    Almazán

    SENDA DEL DUERO NATURE TRAIL. GR-14 FOOTPATH IN SORIA . Stage 5 ALMAZÁN-ANDALUZ. Hiking/Mountain Bike

    The route starts on the riverside opposite the park of La Arboleda and the walled enclosure (Rollo de las Monjas).

    From there, a pedestrian footbridge allows you to cross the river and enter the park along the paved road to Centenera. This path offers a varied landscape mosaic of pine forests, poplars and farmland, along the gentle Duero River.

    Ascent

    206m

    Type of route

    Circular

    Distance

    5.90km

    Marvão

    Percurso do Contrabando do Café - (COFFEE SMUGGLING ROUTE)

    Along this walk, three small border towns, Galegos, Monte de Baixo and Pitaranha, suggest a close complicity with their Spanish counterpart, La Fontañera, where the smugglers received their coffee. Narrow, winding paths, sometimes with medieval cobblestones, lined with walls and hidden in the shade of leafy cork oaks, were once smugglers' paths.

    Type of route

    Circular

    Distance

    3.00km

    Hondarribia

    HIGER - MENDIZORROTZ CIRCULAR ROUTE

    This path runs along part of Mount Jaizkibel, a flysch-type formation that was created 54-45 million years ago. Running parallel to the coast, we can observe several interesting habitats: coastal cliffs, coastal heath, spiny broom and swamp sawgrass (Cladium mariscus) wetlands. The route starts and ends at the car park at Cape Higer.

    Ascent

    668m

    Type of route

    Linear

    Distance

    11.10km

    Laguardia

    GR-38 STAGE 2 LAGUARDIA-LAGRAN

    This is the second stage of the GR-38, the Wine and Fish Route. This route was once used by mule drivers, and its road still holds the scent of the goods that used to travel along it. This stage starts in Laguardia and crosses the Sierra de Cantabria to reach Lagrán. The first stretch runs through vineyards and then on to the mountains.

    Ascent

    600m

    Type of route

    Circular

    Distance

    13.00km

    Estella-Lizarra

    Ruta del Zumaque

    The Sumac Route combines nature trails with culture and tradition. Sumac is a bush that surrounds Estella-Lizarra, which has been used since the Middle Ages in the tanning process. In October it acquires its maximum splendour, its colour turning to reddish tones.

    Ascent

    115m

    Type of route

    Circular

    Distance

    9.15km

    Jerez de los Caballeros

    LA VAQUILLA ROUTE

    The route runs through part of a special protection area for birds (SPA). The characteristic feature of the area is the dehesa (pastureland), which accounts for 80% of the area, with mainly holm oak and cork oak forests, typical of the Extremadura landscape. This natural habitat is home to a variety of fauna and it is possible to observe the black stork and different birds of prey such as the red kite and the short-toed eagle.

    Ascent

    180m

    Type of route

    Linear

    Distance

    2.00km

    Consuegra

    Senderos molineros (Milling paths)

    These are the old paths along which the wheat was brought to the windmills using mules or horses. These narrow paths connect the town of Consuegra with its most emblematic monuments: the castle and the twelve windmills.

    Ascent

    156m

    Type of route

    Circular

    Distance

    8.62km

    Sigüenza

    ROUTE OF LA PEÑA DE LOS ÁNGELES. PR - GU13

    It runs through the Sigüenza pine forest. Along the route you will see different types of pine trees: resin pine, stone pine, Scots pine and Mediterranean pine, as well as holm oaks, rockroses and aromatic plants. This natural habitat is home to a variety of fauna: roe deer, wild boar, foxes, squirrels, woodpeckers, booted eagles, etc. On this route you will see several springs (usually seasonal), such as the Tejar and Valdelagua springs.

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