Best hiking trails in Cuenca

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Hiking has become a very healthy sport and more and more deeply rooted among the population. In the city of Cuenca, specifically, through him enormous room, joined that holds the title as City Heritage if monumental wealth, It has become a location with plenty of choice.

Its historic center in the Serrania de Cuenca, the hanged houses, and Huécar rivers like the Júcar, and cobbled streets are exquisite ingredients for all hikers who want to escape from stress. Here are some of the most beautiful routes in the city of Cuenca.

Cuenca route of the Júcar Hoz and San Julian the Quiet Path

this route, with 8 km route, starts in the area called Recess of the pear. would place, a little later in the concourse area called Beach, by the river there is a larger parking. We crossed a bridge over the river Júcar, walking along its left bank. We see an information panel of the ways we can make. We began to climb an urban area, through the Shrine of Our Lady of Sorrows.

A little later, we have a crossroads. To our right up the Sendero Local SL CU 10 up to the old part of the city. In turn coincides with the GR 66 Long Distance Path. On the descent of the river to have built a staircase, which help a lot to bridge the gap. We are on a good path, we come a little on the edge of the river Júcar.

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Waterfall Grajas

We arrived at the waterfall area of ​​Grajas, where we see a kayaking school. We crossed a small bridge to the other side. At the other side we expect Cascades Grajas.

We walk a little way down the pedestrian walkway, until we find the turnoff to the Ermita de San Julian Tranquilo. We cross the road by a zebra crossing and began to climb the small ledge that separates us from it. Along the way we find two viewpoints beautiful. The first San Mesles and a little above that of San Julián.

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One of the viewpoints of the path where the whole city is contemplated

We passed spectacular viewpoints. We see the bottom of the valley the place where we started this beautiful walk. Now it go down slowly until you reach the point where we start the route.

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One of the images on this route

Sickles path of Cuenca

This local trail, with the SL-CU 11 and GR 66, It is part of the network of marked hiking paths around the historic town of Cuenca. This network of trails intertwines in various places. He SL-CU 10 runs next to the historic center of the city located on a limestone spur carved by rivers Júcar and Huécar. The tour takes place on streets, paths and roads.

The starting point is from the Puerta de Valencia by the Huécar Walk to the Teatro Auditorio de Cuenca. After we crossed the bridge and began the climb under the hanging houses. At the height of the bridge of San Pablo did a couple of forced detours: first to the left to visit the hanging houses and then to the right to see, after crossing the bridge over the river Huécar, the Parador.

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Hanging Houses of Cuenca

After the relevant visits continue the journey along a path by the side of the Hoz de Huécar river which reach the neighborhood of the castle. From there we can make a stop at a lookout from which you get stunning views of the parador, the sickle of the river, the hanged houses.

The route continues towards the wall and, near the Arc de Bezudo, cross the street to begin to descend toward the river Júcar, before passing near the shrine of Our Lady of Sorrows. At the height of the chapel, If we look at the opposite mountain, we will see “the eyes of Mora”.

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Arch Bezudo

At the level of the river, in the recess Peral, We can peek at the Júcar from the bridge that crosses the other path Local (11). We continue along the shore for a nice walk wood installed on the rock wall on the waters of the Júcar. Later we arrive to the board of rivers, the confluence of the Huécar and Júcar, we will cross to trace next to the Huécar the park and the street Tintes to Puerta de Valencia.

An interesting encounter for the routes is Restaurante Finca Embid for good recharge during breakfast and start different hiking trails found in Cuenca and surroundings or at the end of one of them with a meal to regain strength after a long tour route. This restaurant specializes in meat Anoja own breeding beef and pork bait Iberian countryside and is located within a camping, treasuring a spacious living room and terrace to enjoy fine weather stations.

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