King Fernando El Católico is by far the most significant son of the Cinco Villas region in all of history. Born in Sos del Rey Católico, his reign alongside Isabel marked a turning point in the evolution of many aspects of our country.

 

At Rutas Prepirineo we wanted to pay homage to this illustrious character, by dedicating the best of our hiking routes to him, starting in Uncastillo and ending in Sos del Rey Católico:“The King Fernando Route”

 

This is a beautiful route through spectacular hidden pockets of the Pre-Pyrenees. With a distance of 87 km and acumulative elevation gain of 3,600 m, the route is designed for experienced hikers who should be able to comfortably complete it within 4 days without too many problems.

 

On the way, you will encounter stunning villages such as LuesiaBiel, LongásLobera de Onsella and Petilla de Aragón. You will also summit the “roof” of Cinco Villas, the Santo Domingo peak, with an altitude of 1,512 m.

 

As with all our routes, it can be adapted to participants’ physical abilities and as well as reserving lodgings, we also provide services for transporting luggage, insurance, guides etc.

 

If you enjoy walking and discovering charming new areas that are off the usual tourist trail, then the Pre-Pyrenees foothills are for you and the King will be an experience you will never forget.

 

What are you waiting for?

 

The King Fernando Route

11 Feb 2015 Hiking, Hiking Routes, Prepirineo

King Fernando El Católico is by far the most significant son of the Cinco Villas region in all of history. Born in Sos del Rey Católico, his reign alongside Isabel marked a turning point in the evolution of many aspects of our country.

 

At Rutas Prepirineo we wanted to pay homage to this illustrious character, by dedicating the best of our hiking routes to him, starting in Uncastillo and ending in Sos del Rey Católico:“The King Fernando Route”

 

This is a beautiful route through spectacular hidden pockets of the Pre-Pyrenees. With a distance of 87 km and acumulative elevation gain of 3,600 m, the route is designed for experienced hikers who should be able to comfortably complete it within 4 days without too many problems.

 

On the way, you will encounter stunning villages such as LuesiaBiel, LongásLobera de Onsella and Petilla de Aragón. You will also summit the “roof” of Cinco Villas, the Santo Domingo peak, with an altitude of 1,512 m.

 

As with all our routes, it can be adapted to participants’ physical abilities and as well as reserving lodgings, we also provide services for transporting luggage, insurance, guides etc.

 

If you enjoy walking and discovering charming new areas that are off the usual tourist trail, then the Pre-Pyrenees foothills are for you and the King will be an experience you will never forget.

 

What are you waiting for?

 

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People have always been attracted to desert areas. Although Spain is not a particularly rainy country (except for on the Cantabrian coast), there are 4 areas where the aridity reaches higher levels:

1.- Monegros

This area seems to have been lifted straight out of the Eastern steppes. The landscape is singularly unique within Europe.

Within its immense expanse of more than 276,000 hectares, there are steppes, wooded areas, ravines, hills and salt-water and freshwater lakes.

It is home to countless species of flora and fauna and there is particularly rich and varied bird life.

2.- Jandía

At the far south of the already dry island of Fuerteventura, this nature reserve has a mountain range with peaks up to 800 m high, between the Jandía peninsula and the isthmus that connects it to the rest of the island.

It is one of the most unusual and valuable areas on the Canaries, with an imposing, almost untouched countryside.

Its arid nature and particular location have turned it into a refuge for various endangered species that are now protected.

3.- Tabernas

In the Almeria province, this area is famous throughout the world for having been used for decades as the backdrop for many Westerns.

It is a 28,000 hectare nature reserve which offers several varied geological points of interest, such as gullies, watercourses and ravines.

Due to its extreme weather, it is the only area officially classed as desert within Europe.

There are hiking routes across the most spectacular sections.

4.- Bardenas Reales

Like Monegros, this area is in the Ebro Valley. One of this Nature Reserve’s peculiarities is that its 42,000 hectares do not belong to any municipality.

Its sandstone layers are interwoven with soft clay and gypsum to create an impossible landscape that changes at dizzying speed.

As well as being the home to bandits, it has also hosted films, adverts and video clips. The magic of Bardenas magic touches everyone.

 

We are planning 2 excursions to these desert badlands for very soon. Everything is arranged by Posada La Pastora in honour of their 15th Anniversary:

Bardenas Reales on MTB

Bardenas Reales on foot

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Domestic exoticism: The 4 driest areas in Spain

11 Feb 2015 Bardenas Reales, BTT Routes, Hiking, Hiking Routes

People have always been attracted to desert areas. Although Spain is not a particularly rainy country (except for on the Cantabrian coast), there are 4 areas where the aridity reaches higher levels:

1.- Monegros

This area seems to have been lifted straight out of the Eastern steppes. The landscape is singularly unique within Europe.

Within its immense expanse of more than 276,000 hectares, there are steppes, wooded areas, ravines, hills and salt-water and freshwater lakes.

It is home to countless species of flora and fauna and there is particularly rich and varied bird life.

2.- Jandía

At the far south of the already dry island of Fuerteventura, this nature reserve has a mountain range with peaks up to 800 m high, between the Jandía peninsula and the isthmus that connects it to the rest of the island.

It is one of the most unusual and valuable areas on the Canaries, with an imposing, almost untouched countryside.

Its arid nature and particular location have turned it into a refuge for various endangered species that are now protected.

3.- Tabernas

In the Almeria province, this area is famous throughout the world for having been used for decades as the backdrop for many Westerns.

It is a 28,000 hectare nature reserve which offers several varied geological points of interest, such as gullies, watercourses and ravines.

Due to its extreme weather, it is the only area officially classed as desert within Europe.

There are hiking routes across the most spectacular sections.

4.- Bardenas Reales

Like Monegros, this area is in the Ebro Valley. One of this Nature Reserve’s peculiarities is that its 42,000 hectares do not belong to any municipality.

Its sandstone layers are interwoven with soft clay and gypsum to create an impossible landscape that changes at dizzying speed.

As well as being the home to bandits, it has also hosted films, adverts and video clips. The magic of Bardenas magic touches everyone.

 

We are planning 2 excursions to these desert badlands for very soon. Everything is arranged by Posada La Pastora in honour of their 15th Anniversary:

Bardenas Reales on MTB

Bardenas Reales on foot

Are you in?

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