Dramatic Gorges and Ancient Heritage in the Heart of Rural Spain
- Cross dramatic sandstone canyons carved through by beautiful turquoise rivers
- Explore charming Spanish villages, full of historically interesting architecture
- Visit the Vero River Cultural Park, with its prehistoric cave paintings, designated a UNESCO World Heritage site
- Regular opportunities to spot vulture in one of Europe’s most important birdlife protection areas
- Take in the olive and almond groves of the classic Mediterranean landscape, with just the local farmers for company
- Enjoy delicious fresh local cuisine accompanied by rich Somontano wines
- The option of visiting the nearby city of Zaragoza at the end of your walk, a fitting end to one of the best walks in Spain
|Duration||7 nights/6 days walking|
|Length||49 mi (80km)|
|Availability||Mar - June, Sept - Oct|
Why this walk?
Located in the medieval kingdom of Aragon, this is a walk that truly reflects the Spain of a bygone era. The craggy landscape of this region is sprinkled with just a few traditional villages, which though small in population, are rich in heritage. Spanish walking holidays are the best way to visit Romanesque chapels, prehistoric caves and take in some Medieval and Moorish architecture, as well as experience the day-to-day culture of traditional Spanish villages.
Scenically, there is also an awful lot to impress. The characteristic gorges of the region have long been attracting canyoners from across Europe and provide a dramatic backdrop for your walk as make your way down steep cliffs towards the perfectly clear, turquoise waters of the river below.