MTB Routes

Las Villuercas Nature Trail

A trail that takes cyclists deep into the Geology Park of Extremadura.

MTB Routes

Las Villuercas Nature Trail

A trail that takes cyclists deep into the Geology Park of Extremadura.

A 68.35 km route which runs along the south side of the Villuercas-Ibores-Jara Geopark, the greatest geological treasure of Extremadura; passing through emblematic places such as Estrecho de la Peña or the beautiful and monumental Guadalupe, where it is worth making a stop in the journey to discover one of the jewels in the heritage of Extremadura, the Royal Monastery of Our Lady of Guadalupe.

A path divided into two stages, although short, are considered to be high difficulty due to the Villuercas terrain.

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STAGE 1: Puerto de San Vicente – Alía – Guadalupe

The route begins at Puerto de San Vicente, the provincial limit between Toledo and Cáceres. It starts with a steep descent to the Guadarranque river, an area of great scenic beauty.

We cross the Estrecho de la Peña Amarilla (Yellow Rock Defile), one of the most spectacular geosites of the Geopark of Extremadura, which also boasts of an excellent vantage point from where it is easy to spot numerous bird species.

The route continues on the Merinas pathway to go up to Puerto de la Cumbre and start the descent to reach Alía and the Guadalupejo river. The stage continues on the Logrosán path and joins the Castilblanco path to begin the last ascent through the gallery woodland until Guadalupe.

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STAGE 2: Guadalupe – Cañamero – Logrosán

The stage begins at Guadalupe, coming back on to the previous path until reaching the Logrosán path and later follow the Castilblanco path until reaching the Silvadillo river.

There is a long 5 km climb from here up to Puertollano, which once passed leads us to Ruecas river valley and its section prior to Cañamero must be done by road.

In this locality of Cáceres, visitors can explore the La Nutria natural swimming pool, the cave paintings of Cueva Chiquita or the Visitor Reception Centre of the Villuercas-Ibores-Jara Geopark.

The stage continues, almost on a continuous descent through a beautiful meadow until the Logrosán railway station where the Vía Verde path begins which will be the last stage of this route.

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