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The best hiking trails to enjoy the valley of Valderredible

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Valderredible Valley is crossed by the Ebro River, that crosses over 30 kilometers from entering encañonado by Barcena Ebro and widens forming meanders in the central vega, until he leaves in the vicinity of Villaescusa de Ebro being fitted in the Gorges of Ebro. The richness of the valley suggests that human settlements in this area concentrated primitive era.

That is why this valley can be enjoyed in many ways, because you can go by many different hiking routes and each of them treasures its scenic beauty under a common denominator: nature. Then, We describe some of the highlights for hikers.

Route Tobazo

Known for its famous waterfall, Tobazo route begins at the last town of Cantabria, Villascusa. In a first journey of about 12 minutes following the GR99 along the Ebro arrived at the foothills of the idyllic area known as ” the Tobazo”. The setting is spectacular, limestone outcrops, Waterfalls, steep climb where we get to rock together.

Route Tobazo, one of the most beautiful routes paisajísitca Valley

The spring is fed by a karst modeling leading to the waterfall that is formed limestone tufa that gives the place its name. Toba is a rock formed by the precipitation of limestone coming dissolved in water rising from the upwelling. This porous stone has been widely used for construction in the area. It is a porous rock and very manageable.

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Another image of the Ruta del Tobazo

The assembly eremetical found above, caused by the hand of man and natural formations, It leads us to imagine the extent that they could have this set of hermits who settled in this place back in the fourth century.

Route Mardancho

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Mardancho Route is one of the simplest of all given their plain and cirucular route

Considered one of the easiest routes of all, since most of his career is in plain, and also one of the most historic so involved in this route Mardancho, which is Panero is next to the two rivers that join the Ebro in Valderredible. Note that this path is circular and ends at the starting point.

In this first installment we left the crag moorland of Lora. In just 30 minutes you can see the silhouette of the Gothic Church of Susilla., known as Cathedral Valderredible. Its size and print dominate the village. It is the sixteenth century, although it is very reformed. At this point the road the trail official notes that follow Susilla way but still keeps a secret in the bottom of the village. Following a path we will find a gem of rock:” The cave complex of Santa Maria de Peñota.

Noting some stately houses Susilla lined road to the shrine of Our Lady of Mt.. this stretch, in slight rise, It is still a very simple route, It takes us through an environment where oaks are taking center stage. In just 20 minutes we reach a crossroads where we signaled the ascent to the chapel.

After a climb we reach a chapel of the sixteenth century, renovated in the years 60, which you are in a privileged place. We stayed a while watching the excellent view we have, the parrot. Then we headed to the last stretch that leads to the Romanesque church of Villanueva. The twelfth century, only preserves the apse of the time. Sus canecillos, capitals and windows stand out. They say they're made by the same hands as those of the Collegiate Church of Cervatos. His visit is a must and is one of the jewels of the Romanesque of the area.

At the end of any of these routes, You can enjoy a rest stop along the way and have a drink or eat in restaurant Scorching Cantabria, specializing in grilled meat Anoja own rearing veal and Iberian pork bait field, a cozy place, where you can enjoy all of nature offered by the Ebro.

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