KSO  = keep straight on;        LH  = turn left;        RH  =  turn right

ALICANTE --- Alatoz (ALBACETE)  --- CUENCA

 

                                   Stage One : ALICANTE – NOVELDA.  32.400 m.

  1. ASPHALT. 0 m. Inner-city directions: Start from   Basilica de Santa Maria by the  sacristy , near the one metre diameter white marble ’concha’; go up the stairs (‘los  Peregrinos’), KSO along Calle Villavieja, KSO past Plaza de la Santa Faz, passing the back of the ayuntamiento, KSO along Calle Mayor, cross la Rambla and the  Portal de Elche, KSO along Calle San Francisco KSO along Avenida de Maisonnave, KSO along Avenida de Aguilera, KSO along Avenida de Orihuela, cross Gran Vía at the roundabout of Músico Emilio Álvarez, KSO again along Avenida de Orihuela to the roundabout of  Plaza de la Luna, RH into Vial de los Cipreses, KSO to the cemetery.
  2. 4 560 m. Plaza la Luna : RH in to  Camino de los Cipreses.  Cemetery.
  3. 5 000 m. Plaza del Cementerio, LH into Camino de la Alcoraya,  cross under motorway.
  4. 6 550 m. Crossroads, LH towards urbanizacion  La Serreta.
  5. 7 620 m. Crossroads, KSO (road to left goes to La Serreta).

5.a

  1. 8 170 m. Track between small hills, KSO a short distance then LH along small road to culvert.
  2. 8 740 m. On reaching the road, LH.
  3. 8 960 m. Crossroads, RH towards quarries.
  4. Dirt track. 10 300 m. Once past the Sierra de Fontcalent, RH, dirt track.
  5. 11 500 m. Fork, track to right heads up to rubbish dump, LH.
  6. 12 400 m. Fork; after house near hill-top, LH.
  7. 13 300 m. Crossroads, RH.
  8. ASPHALT. 14 000 m. Road from Rebolledo - La Alcoraya, RH.
  9. 14 200 m. LH on to asphalt road.
  10. 14 400 m.  Road from left. RH.
  11.  Dirt track. 14 500 m. RH. If you KSO (the road from Rebolledo), you’ll see an ermita (= hermitage) ahead   (camino de La Iglesia).
  12. 14 900 m. Crossroads. KSO.
  13. 15 000 m. Road from left, RH.
  14. 15 000 m. Leave the road and LH at the curve onto the path.
  15. 16 000 m.  Fork, LH.
  16. 16 000 m. Crossroads, LH, along a path.
  17. 17 300 m. You reach the road to La Alcoraya, KSO.
  18. 17 500 m.  Fork, LH and cross motorway by bridge.
  19. 18 000 m. Fork, LH. Take the major road.
  20. 18 300 m. Fork, LH, and KSO.
  21. 18 400 m. Fork, LH.
  22. 18 700 m.  Care ! Yellow flecha on sign “Coto privado de caza” suggests you should RH, DO NOT FOLLOW; instead, LH then immediately RH; yellow flechas take us to a gully; KSO past terraces of olive trees, then down the slope on the right into the gully;  watch your footing.
  23. 19 000 m.  From the bottom of the gully, climb up to the terraces of almond trees; after about 160 paces, RH along a track to a road.
  24. 19 200 m. Road. RH.
  25. 19 500 m. Fork; the turn to the right  is an alternative road to the  Cueva de San Pascual, but takes 3 x as long. LH uphill (the old road from La Alcoraya to the Cueva de San Pascual).
  26. 19 900 m.  You reach a small gully. It’s 1 Km from here to the road leading up to the Cueva.
  27. 20 500 m. T junction,  RH  100 m. to a second T junction; about  150 m. further on, you can scramble through the pinetrees up to the  road  that follows the 254m contour line or stay on the road for a further 300 m. to reach the same point.
  28. 21 000 m.  T junction   on the 254 m. contour line road. After 100 m. on the left there is a shortcut up to the Cruz de Orito, up a steep slope along a track beneath the Cruz (near a twin pine tree). The alternative is easier : continue on the road, LH up to the small road that leads up to the Cruz de Orito and then to the Cueva de San Pascual.
  29. ASPHALT. 21 500 m. T junction. RH up asphalt road to Cueva.
  30. 21 700 m. On your right , the CRUZ DE ORITO,  the first symbolic waymark of the Camino de Alicante. Fuente (drinking water) and tables, picnic area “ Camino de Santiago”.
  31. Dirt track. 22 100 m. Reach the Cueva de San Pascual. Go down via a steep slope to the left of the chapel (where votive candles are burned – this being the footpath to Orito) until a small road. Cyclists : take the road back to the first T junction and RH until you meet up with the path coming down from the Cueva. Look for the eight  8 line poems on the wall at the side of the road.
  32. ASPHALT. 22 900 m. Cross the tarmac road. RH and KSO to the poems on the wall, which narrate the life story of San Pascual.
  33. 23 100 m. Fork, LH.
  34. 24 400 m.  Reach the  Camino de la Cueva; cross the road, which comes from the motorway, KSO past  Plaza de la Feria
  35. 24 300 m. KSO past  Plaza de la Iglesia, a pine-lined walkway in front of the Sanctuary of Nuestra Señora de Orito and  San Pascual Bailón. LH down steps in front of you to the Avenida de San Pascual Bailón.
  36. 24 900 m. Reach the  Ermita de la Aparición, KSO.
  37. 27 100 m. Cross motorway via subway, and KSO with cemetery and football field to your right. Inner-city directions :  KSO along  Avenida de los Pinos.
  38. 27 700 m. Roundabout : KSO (L) to  Calle Agost, Centro de Salud ,LH to Mercado de Abastos, RH to Calle de los Reyes Católicos (near the Mercado, there is a public telephone). Cross the Avenida de Alicante, pharmacy. KSO along Calle Casto Richart; RH second on right .
  39. 28 400 m. Plaza de España, Ayuntamiento of  Monforte del Cid (to your left, steps to the church where Don Jorge Juan et Santacilia was baptised). RH into Calle La Iglesia. LH into Calle  Ramón y Cajal, RH into the  Plaza del Parador and LH into Calle Jorge Juan, KSO to exit Monforte. Cyclists : at the roundabout, KSO along Avenida Constitución,KSO to Plaza del Parador and RH into Calle Jorge Juan.

 

MONFORTE DEL CID --- NOVELDA,  4 000 m 

                 0 m.  Ayuntamiento of  Monforte del Cid.

  1. 900 m.. Roundabout – LH onto asphalt road to Novelda.
  2. 1 900 m. Roundabout, take the 4th exit and after 50 m. KSO on bike path. (On your right, road to Hacienda El Fondonet, birthplace of Don Jorge Juan et Santacilia   and city limit of Novelda).

46.a     2 200m. Before new bridge crossing over river, leave bike path and RH in to last street.
46 b.    2 400m  Once past 1st street on right, KSO 50 m.,  then LH on to path.

  1. 3 000 m. LH and cross the river by the combined bridge and roundabout. To your left, near the football pitch : local police and Civil Defence. Inner-city directions : KSO , leaving football pitch to your left. Cross at traffic lights; in front, 24 hour petrol station w/telephone; KSO along  Calle Sargento Navarro (albergue de peregrinos at no. 31 –NB : call the night before  Paco Serra, 629.66.88.29 ou 965.60.08.42.); (cyclists : at the lights , RH towards  Castillo de la Mola;) KSO along  Calle Travessía.RH into  Calle Jose Luis Gómez Navarro and
  2. 4 000 m. Plaça Vella, Ayuntamiento of Novelda and  Iglesia de San Pedro Apóstol (in the centre of the  Plaza : bronze statue of Jorge Juan). KSO along Calle Mayor. (Paco Serra’s office is at no. 14 : he stamps  “credenciales” and has the keys to the albergue.) KSO along Calle Víctor Pradera, KSO past  Plaza de Santa Maria Magdalena, KSO along Paseo de los Molinos.

                 End of Stage One : ALICANTE – NOVELDA.

Stage Two : NOVELDA – VILLENA.  34 900 m

NOVELDA --- ELDA.  12 900 m

ASPHALT. 0 m.  Plaça Vella ,police station, ayuntamiento of Novelda, church of  San Pedro Apóstol (in the centre of the Plaza : bronze statue of  Jorge Juan). KSO along  Calle Mayor. (Paco Serra’s office is at no. 14; he stamps ‘credenciales’ and has the keys to the albergue.) KSO along Calle Víctor Pradera,KSO past Plaza de Santa Maria Magdalena, KSO along Paseo de los Molinos.

  1. 398 m. Start of the PR-V 133 path; at Plaza de Santa Maria Magdalena, KSO along Paseo de los Molinos to the slope leading to the first mill.
  2. Dirt track. 1 000 m. RH on to the dirt track, leaving the road.
  3. 1 410 m. Cross the Vinalopó stream via the small bridge, then LH on to 2 m. wide walkway in river-bed.
  4.  
  5. 1 860 m. On the right : Finca Sicilia (good wine). KSO following the stream.
  6. 2 840 m. Cross the clay-sided irrigation canal and KSO, passing by the ruined buildings and debris of the first marble quarry in Novelda, set up by Paco Serra’s great-grandfather.
  7. 3 500 m. 20-column aqueduct ; pass under the first column on the left and KSO.
  8. 3 720 m. Fork; (the turn to the left goes to the Santuario de Santa Maria Magdalena. To visit this : follow the PR V-113 path; after 100 m., road to right, LH up Acequia Mayor, then take the track that rises steeply towards the Santuario and the  Castillo with triangular keep). Otherwise, KSO veering to right, cross river and LH.
  9. 4 620 m. Fork, KSO; saltwater stream from Salinetes joins from the right.
  10. 5 090 m. On your left, in the middle of the river-bed, the "Cot Roig", a mineral-rich spring where bathers are ‘bleached’ by the salts; 200 m upstream is the "Clot Negre" with sulphurous water. KSO.
  11. 5 300 m. Fork, KSO. Care ! don’t take the path to the right going uphill.
  12. 6 010 m. Fork. Turning to the left goes to Monovar, KSO. Watch out for the AVE construction work.
  13. 7 120 m. Cross under the Pont de La Jaud, a blue-painted metal bridge carrying the railway track.
  14. 7 220 m. On your left, the ruins of the La Jaud water mill. KSO.
  15. 7 450 m. Fork. LH, cross the stream and RH along the river on the other side.
  16. 8 370 m.  Finca Lacy industrial park, KSO parallel  to the left bank of the  stream. Fork after 150 m.; right turn recrosses the stream, KSO (L).
  17. 9 210 m. Reach the road. Cross under it and KSO parallel to the stream.
  18. 9 640 m. Metal bridge and pipeworks of  water treatment plant. KSO. Use the bridge if there’s a lot of water in the stream.
  19. 9 820 m. Cross the stream (use stepping stones if needed), if the water’s too deep, cross upstream. LH taking the path up the right bank of the stream.
  20. 11 200 m. As the path comes to an end , head down towards the river-bed and follow the track. Alternatively, take the road to the right , following the yellow flechas that lead to the municipality warehouse.
  21. 11 700 m. You reach the fencing of the Elda municipality warehouse. KSO along this fencing to the start of the waterworks.
  22. 12 000 m. Cross the metal footbridge passing over the waterworks. RH and pass below the Centro  Excursionista Eldense bridge ; KSO through park.
  23. 12 400 m.  Care ! at the end of the first lagoon, RH and cross the stream via the walkway, then continue up the right bank until near the stone bridge, where you take the path to the right that heads up to  calle Circunvalación (= ring-road). If you KSO along river-bank, that takes an extra 2 Km, although you would pass by the old Elda dam.
  24. ASPHALT. 12 900 m. Inner-city directions: At traffic lights, KSO along  calle Novo Hamburgo and, once level with the castle, RH to plaza and ermita of San Anton, KSO along calle Independencia, LH in to calle Purisima, RH past Plaza de la Constitucion (Ayuntamiento of Elda), KSO to Plaza del  Sagrado Corazon, KSO along calle San Francisco (Palacio de Justicia and church of Santa Ana), LH in to calle Luis Bunuel then , at the roundabout, LH in to Avenida Nuevo Hamburgo up to the bridge and RH in to Avenida Sax; take tunnel under railway tracks, KSO along the road to Sax , at roundabout before hospital , RH in to calle Malva.

                                                                       ELDA  --- PETRER

        72a. ASPHALT. 12 900m. Inner-city directions : At traffic-lights, KSO along Calle Novo          Hamburgo and, once level with castle, RH to plaza and ermita of San Anton, KSO along Calle Independencia, LH in to Calle Purisima, RH past Plaza de la Constitucion (Ayuntamiento of Elda), KSO to Plaza del  Sagrado Corazon, KSO along Calle San Francisco (Palacio de Justicia and church of Santa Ana), KSO on calle Pedrito Rico, RH in to calle Reyes Catolicos, LH  and go diagonally across  Plaza de Castelar, RH in to Joaquin Coronel, LH in to Avda. Jose Martinez Anido (aka Gran Avenida), KSO and cross  roundabout of Avenida de Madrid (bus station), KSO along Avenida Reina Sofia, KSO and cross roundabout Parque 9 de Octubre, LH in to calle Damaso Navarro, LH in to avenida de Salinetas, KSO along Paseo de la Explanada, KSO in to calle Jose Perseguer, RH in to calle Canovas del Castillo, KSO to plaza del Decrrocat (Ayuntamiento of Petrer), LH in to calle Constitucion, RH in to calle Sancho Tello, LH in to calle La Huerta, RH in to calle Salida del Guirney, KSO along Avenida del Guirney to Petrer roundabout; leave the Carrefour Vinalopo shopping complex to your right and cross under motorway by tunnel, then KSO in the direction of ‘Los Olivos’ restaurant…..

ELDA --- SAX,  8 400 m 

                 0 m. Ayuntamiento of Elda . Inner-city directions : Plaza de la Constitucion (Ayuntamiento of Elda), KSO to Plaza del  Sagrado Corazon, KSO along calle San Francisco (Palacio de Justicia and church of Santa Ana), LH in to calle Luis Bunuel then , at the roundabout, LH in to Avenida Nuevo Hamburgo up to the bridge and RH in to Avenida Sax; take tunnel under railway tracks, KSO along the road to Sax , at roundabout before hospital , RH in to calle Malva.

 

  1. 2 600 m. You reach the road to la Torreta (Sax); either RH on the asphalt road (recommended for cyclists), or LH, head downhill 100m and RH on to the road.
  2. 2 700 m. RH, climb 3 terraces to the road, then RH and follow the road to the pass of la Torreta.
  3. 3 000 m. You reach the pass, on the Elda-Sax road; cross and RH along road, follow for 20m and LH along path alongside fencing. Cyclists should stay on the road.
  4. 3 300 m. Crossing; the turning to the left goes to the road, KSO.
  5. 3 400 m. Fork. Road to left, KSO®.
  6. 3 700 m. Cross the asphalt road.
  7. 3 800 m. Road to right, KSO.
  8. 3 900 m. T junction, RH (If you take the LH, you come out on the old road  that skirts the present one; you follow for some 300m, continue  a further 300m along an unmade-up road, then RH on a path past livestock pens  leading to the riverworks.
  9. 4 100 m. RH and then LH on village outskirts, leaving the livestock pens to your left and the stream to your right..
  10. 4 600 m. Reach the new waterworks and continue on the left hand side.
  11. 6 000 m. Cross the stream  at the car crossing and LH.
  12. 7,700  ASPHALT. m. End of path. LH, cross stream via bridge.
  13. 7 900 m. Inner-city directions :  Go over roundabout (Cruz Roja = Red Cross, on your left), follow route marked out with tiles with ‘conchas’ KSO along Calle San Sebastián (cyclists :  RH in to Calle Canalejas),RH in to Gran Vía, KSO to  Plaza Cervantes, KSO along c/ Médico Cortés.
  14. 8 300 m. Plaza de España, church and ayuntamiento of Sax, tile “a Santiago 1000 km”. KSO along Calle Mayor,KSO along c/Remigio Soler, KSO along Avenida Jaime I.

SAX --- VILLENA, 13 600 m

                 0 m.  Ayuntamiento of Sax.

  1. 400 m. Below the castle cliff, LH up the road.
  2. 500 m. RH towards Colonia de Santa Eulalia.
  3. 5 000 m. Dirt track . You reach the main square in Colonia de Santa Eulalia, KSO following the road.
  4. 5 700 m. Fork. Go over a small bridge and LH. At the next fork, LH . (If you RH, you go to the small road mentioned below).
  5. 6 600 m. Reach a small road. Cross it and KSO.
  6. 7 000 m. Cross the stream via the medieval stone ford. KSO to the next road and RH towards the pine-grove.
  7. 8 200 m. Pass pine-grove and house on your right, then LH.
  8. 8 300 m. Fork. RH, leaving drain to your left.
  9. 10 200 m. T junction, asphalt road, RH.
  10. 10 800 m. Cross railway track , carefully ! KSO.
  11. 11 600 m. Cross the drain via the small bridge, KSO.
  12. 12 900 m. Inner-city directions : You come in on Camino de la Rajá, past Colegio Ruperto Chapí and traffic lights. KSO along Calle San Benito,RH to El Hilo, KSO past Iglesia  de Santa María,KSO toPlaza Mayor, KSO along Calle Teniente Hernández Menor,
  13. 000
  14. 13 600 m. Plaza de Santiago, ayuntamiento of Villena, parish of Santiago.

 
                       End of Stage Two : NOVELDA – VILLENA.  
 
                              

                                  Stage Three : VILLENA – ALMANSA.  41.500 m.

VILLENA --- ALMANSA.  41.500 m.

  1. ASPHALT. 0 m. Plaza de Santiago, Ayuntamiento de Villena and parish of Santiago, inner-city directions : KSO along calle Ramón y Cajal, KSO through Puerta de Almansa, KSO along Avda. de la Constitución.
  2.  
  3. 368 m.  church of María Auxiliadora, (the Camino de Santiago del Sureste heads left here)           KSO along Avda. de la Constitución.
  4. 1.680 m. Roundabout, exit for Madrid road, KSO.
  5. Dirt track. 2.250 m. Roundabout, exit towards Alicante road, turn off where it says “Camino Cortado”, between the service road and the main road from Yecla – Caudete.  Note : if there’s construction activity in the industrial estate blocking the way, stay on the motorway service road and LH after 750m., once past the warehouse.
  6. 3.350 m. Area of chalets, KSO ignoring paths that head off to right.
  7. 3.750 m. Path leads off right, KSO.
  8. 5.380 m. Cross railway tracks and continue on path running parallel and to left.
  9. 6.900 m. Path veers gradually left, away from railway line.
  10. 7.070 m. Path to right, KSO.
  11. 7.590 m. Crossroads, RH on tarmac road, ignoring paths to left and right.
  12. 9.140 m. Crossroads with main road, RH towards pine grove and motorway.
  13. 10.000 m. Cross railway tracks using bridge.
  14. 10.200 m. LH on path towards chalets.
  15. 10.500 m. Continue on tarmac road in front of chalets.
  16. 11.600 m. The railway tracks are 5m to your left, KSO on path veering right; cross a small ford and look for the motorway fence.
  17. 12.100 m. To your right, there’s a motorway túnnel, and to the left a tall stone bridge carrying railway tracks over the dip. KSO, heading up the motorway slip-road.
  18. ASPHALT. 12.500 m. Reach Casa Gallur road, RH.
  19. 12.900 m. Cross motorway and KSO on the road to Fontanares until roundabout in front of penitentiary.
  20. Dirt track.13.700 m. Roundabout, LH along path next to security fence and KSO.
  21.  14.700 m. T junction, RH.
  22. 14.800 m. LH on to path.
  23. 15.400 m. Water-trough for cattle on rise, with house before on right, KSO.
  24. 15.500 m. Crossroads, RH on first path.
  25. 15.900 m. Crossroads, house on right, KSO.
  26. 16.000 m. Crossroads, KSO.
  27. 16.400 m. Crossroads, KSO.
  28. 16.600 m. T junction, LH.
  29. 17.000 m. Cross road to Fuente la Higuera/Font de la Figuera, KSO uphill towards right.
  30. 17.200 m. Reach bridge to old railway going over highway, KSO along track-bed.
  31. 18.200 m. Leave old track and LH on to new track, using bridge.
  32. 18.500 m. On your left, Casa Maríga, KSO.
  33. 18.700 m. Path to left that passes under railway bridge, KSO.
  34. 19.000 m. Path to right, KSO.
  35. 19.400 m. Reach fencing alongside railway track, LH.
  36. ASPHALT. 20.400 m. Road to La Encina, RH passing bridge beneath railway track.
  37. 20.900 m. First houses of former railway station at La Encina (suburb of Villena), enter on Fuente la Higuera road, LH in to  Avda. de la Constitución, KSO to end of village. (Pending issue : try to find accommodation so as to break up this long stage, investigate urgently)
  38. Dirt track. 21.300 m. Last houses of La Encina. LH on path running parallel to railway tracks.
  39. 23.400 m. Path to right, KSO parallel to tracks.
  40. 24.300 m. Crossroads, joined from right by Camino de Santiago de Levante, KSO.
  41. 25.500 m. Path from right, KSO.
  42. 26.800 m. Crossroads, once past farm on right, RH on to downhill path.
  43. 27.100 m. Path on right towards Cerro Silla (good mushrooms), KSO.
  44. 27.400 m. Path to right, KSO.
  45. 29.400 m. Whitewashed farmhouses to left, KSO.
  46. 31.700 m. Casas de Campillo to your left, KSO to bridge over motorway.
  47. 32.100 m. Cross bridge over motorway and RH.
  48. 33.200 m. Path to left, KSO with Almansa visible in the distance.
  49. ASPHALT. 33.800 m. On the right, local waste treatment buildings, KSO.
  50. Dirt track. 34.300 m. Where road curves right, KSO on path veering left.
  51. 35.000 m. Crossroads, RH.
  52. 35.200 m. Cross highway and KSO.
  53. 35.600 m. Cross drainage ditch and KSO.
  54. 36.000 m. Crossroads, LH on to wide path, the old Camino Real de Valencia.
  55. 37.000 m. Crossroads, KSO, right turn leads to motorway.
  56. 38.700 m. Diagonal intersection of old train tracks, barely visible. From here, follow canal on either side into Almansa.
  57. ASPHALT. 38.900 m. Crossroads. On left, wastewater treatment plant, KSO.
  58. 40,600 m. T junction. Head to corner of old highway and fence around sports hall, then RH on pavement. Alternatively, LH to roundabout and then RH.
  59. 41.000 m. LH. Restaurante el Castillo, calle de Carlos III, KSO then RH in to  calle San Juan until you reach the  Ayuntamiento of Almansa.
  60. 41.500 m. Ayuntamiento of Almansa.

 

End of Stage Three : VILLENA – ALMANSA.

 

Stage Four : ALMANSA – ALPERA.  23.600 m.

ALMANSA --- ALPERA.  23.600 m.

0 m. Ayuntamiento of Almansa, head back along calle San Juan, following base of castle (to left), KSO on Paseo de las Huertas, KSO on Avda. de José Hernandez de la Asunción, KSO past roundabout Francisco Giner de los Ríos, and monument to shoemaker, RH on to Avda. de Ayora, KSO to roundabout with petrol station/” Rosales” restaurant, then LH on to former national highway (now slip road/ ring road), past leather factory and gas container store, then RH on to path.

  1. 361 m. Small roundabout at Calle San Juan – paseo  las Huertas, KSO towards left .
  2. 1.062 m.  C/ José Hernández de la Asunción, KSO.
  3. 1.110 m. Roundabout Francisco Giner de los Ríos, monument to shoemaker, RH.
  4. 1.750 m. Roundabout w/petrol station and “Rosales” restaurant, LH.
  5. Dirt track. 2.110 m. Leather factory and gas container store, RH on path.
  6. ASPHALT. 2.360 m. Cross under motorway and LH on to service road.
  7. 3,740 m. Bridge over motorway, do not take, continue on service road.
  8. 3.960 m. Leave service road and RH on path towards Ermita de San Antón.
  9. 4.580 m. Tarmac road heading left, KSO.
  10. 5.920 m. Fork. To right, Ermita de San Antón. KSO, veering left.
  11. 6.100 m. Three-way fork (altho right ‘prong’ barely visible), KSO.
  12. Dirt track. 6.310 m. Asphalt ends near chalet on right, KSO.
  13. 7.620 m.  Fork, RH signposted “coto privado de caza”, and “ prohibido el paso”. KSO, but discreetly and respecting wildlife.
  14. 8.150 m. Fork, LH.
  15.  ---00 m. Three-way fork, KSO.
  16. 9.870 m. Fork. KSO, veering to left.
  17. 10.300 m. Whitewashed pile of stones, path to right, KSO.
  18. 10.300 m. Fork, LH towards forest warden cottage.
  19. 13,200 m. Crossroads, KSO.
  20. 14.100 m. Path to right, KSO towards highway and railway tracks.
  21. 15.000 m. Cross highway towards right, then immediately LH on path leading to Casa Nueva del Carrascal, until you reach the bridge that crosses the tracks. Just before the bridge, RH on to path running alongside the now-dismantled railway line.
  22. 18,.200 m. Cross the railway bed using bridge and RH between buildings of Hacienda el Carrascal.
  23. 18.400 m. Buildings of  finca  el Carrascal, KSO on path to lone pine on ridge – “ Manolo Aliaga’s pine-tree” and 50m on  we reach the parting of the Caminos : KSO for  the Camino de Santiago de Levante and RH for the  Ruta de la Lana .
  24. 19.200 m. Care ¡ To rejoin the Camino de Santiago de Levante, KSO. Otherwise, RH.
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  26. 20.600 m. Cross bridge over railway cutting and KSO.
  27. 21.300 m. Reach highway and LH on service road to Alpera.
  28. 22.900 m. First houses of Alpera, “ los Arcos” restaurant, KSO along main road. Inner-city directions : Up Avda. Maestro Colás, LH in to  Paseo de la Constitución, RH in to Ramón y Cajal, KSO past  Plaza de la Iglesia, (church of Santa Marina), RH in to calle Pelayo and KSO to Plaza Ayuntamiento, with Ayuntamiento de Alpera. Return via  Pelayo and  Plaza de la Iglesia, then KSO along calle San Juan, LH in to calle Honda, KSO along calle Nueva, RH in to calle de la Vega, until you get to the  fuente, then LH on path next to corral and “concha”.
  29. 23.600 m. Church and Ayuntamiento of Alpera.

                                  End of Stage Four : ALMANSA – ALPERA.

 

 

                                  Stage Five : ALPERA – ALATOZ.  26.100 m.

ALPERA --- ALATOZ.  26.100 m.

  1. 0 m. Church and Ayuntamiento of Alpera.  Inner-city directions : return along Pelayo and Plaza de la Iglesia; from here, on to calle San Juan, LH in to calle Honda, KSO in to calle Nueva, RH in to calle de la Vega, to the fuente, then LH on path next to corral and “concha”.
  2. 600 m. Tree on roundabout, KSO on path next to corral with “concha”.
  3. 900 m. Crossroads in shape of ‘X’, LH.
  4. 1.500 m. Path heads off to right, KSO.
  5. ----00 m. Crossroads, puente de la Hiedra, road to Cueva de la Vieja (wall paintings), KSO towards old main road; on reaching new road, LH and continue on the other side of  Camino de la Vega.
  6. 3.600 m. T junction on left, RH to main road.
  7. 4.400 m. Fork, RH, heading up hill.
  8. 5.300 m. Path to right, second path straight on, LH.
  9. 5.700 m. Fork, RH.
  10. 6.500 m. Path starts to turn back on itself, on the curve RH, then head up past tumbledown houses to the Casas Rurales at La Laguna.
  11. 6.800 m. Head down road to CR reception and KSO on path.
  12. 8.000 m. T junction at main road, RH for 300m.
  13. 8.500 m. LH and continue on old main road.
  14. 8.700 m. Leave old main road and LH into avenue lined with poplar trees (Casa Gil). RH on reaching this, KSO past restored water mill.
  15. 10.500 m. Approach the Alatoz main road (on our right) but KSO.
  16. 11.000 m. Hamlet of Las Fuentes, 100 mts. beforehand, fuente with good water alongside main road, KSO.
  17. 11.700 m. Crossroads, fuente Redonda and Casas de la Peña, KSO.
  18. 14.600 m. RH on path towards electricity pylons.
  19. 16.500 m. Fork, LH.
  20. 17.000 m. Fork, LH.
  21. 17.300 m. Fork, RH.
  22. 18.100 m. Crossroads meeting the Cañada Real del Malafatón, KSO.
  23. -----00 m. Path on right heading down to fuente Requena , before rejoining our path.
  24. -----00 m. Path to left, KSO. Track beforehand on right, leading to Alatoz.
  25. 23.800 m. Path to left, KSO.
  26. 24.600 m. Two paths on left, KSO.
  27. 25.400 m. First livestock pens of Alatoz, KSO.
  28. 25.600 m. First houses of Alatoz, RH. Inner-city directions : calle Fraguas, RH, cross bridge and KSO to  Plaza Mayor, RH heading uphill to Ayuntamiento of Alatoz. Back down to Plaza Mayor y RH in to Avda. de la Paz,LH in to the main road to Albacete, RH in to calle Arrabal, (near the ‘tabacos’), then RH in to calle Jacinto Benavente.
  29. 25.900 m RH and cross bridge.
  30. 25.950 m. Plaza Mayor, Monument to the Pilgrim (original work by  Andrés Herrera (designer) and Laureano Carrión ( master blacksmith).
  31. 26.100 m. Ayuntamiento of Alatoz.

End of Stage Five :   ALPERA – ALATOZ

                                  

Stage Six :        ALATOZ – ALCALÁ DEL JÚCAR.  17.400 m.

ALATOZ --- ALCALÁ DEL JÚCAR.  17.400 m.

  1. 0 m. Ayuntamiento of Alatoz. Inner-city directions : calle Fraguas, RH, cross bridge and KSO to  Plaza Mayor, RH heading uphill to Ayuntamiento of Alatoz. Back down to Plaza Mayor y RH in to Avda. de la Paz,LH in to the main road to Albacete, RH in to calle Arrabal, (near the ‘tabacos’), then RH in to calle Jacinto Benavente.
  2. 217 m. Cross main road to Albacete and LH.
  3. 281 m. On reaching calle Arrabal, (‘tabacos’) RH.
  4. 387 m. Fork, RH in to calle Jacinto Benavente. Last houses of Alatoz.
  5. 539 m. Fork, RH down hill.
  6. 966 m. Fork, RH up hill.
  7. 1.640 m. Crossroads in shape of ‘X’, LH.
  8. 1.870 m. Fork, RH.
  9. 2.550 m. Crossroads in shape of ‘X’, RH.
  10. 3.290 m. RH (path used to go straight towards houses, land is now worked).
  11. 4.420 m. T junction at house, RH then another T junction after 100m at highway, LH.
  12. 6.330 m. Leave main road and LH between the pine-trees. Care ! avoid path on right , which  heads back to road, KSO old path between pines marked with poorly-painted yellow stones.
  13. 7.340 m. LH  100 m after house with stockyard.
  14. 9.200 m. Fork, RH.
  15. 14.900 m. Main road and first houses of Casas del Cerro, LH, cross road and RH at ‘conchas’ in to calle San Isidro, RH in to calle la Paz.
  16. 15.400 m. Last buildings of Casas del Cerro, start of steep descent into Alcalá del Júcar. Follow the local path signposted “El Corciolico” or “ Ermita de San Lorenzo”  which both lead down to Alcalá and are well-marked (yellow and white rectangles). NB : cyclists stay on main road to Las Eras.
  17. 17.100 m. Pedestrian area and (river) beach of Alcalá del Júcar. Inner-city directions : Cross Roman bridge and RH up Cuesta Hondonera, LH in to calle Pósito and church, with Ayuntamiento of Alcalá del Júcar,  then continue uphill following tourist route : KSO up  calle Iglesia, LH in to calle Cura, RH in to calle Carnicería, KSO along calle Rosario, LH then RH on  calle Libertad, LH and LH again in to  calle Santa Cara, RH in to calle Castillo, KSO along calle Asomada, LH in to  calle Algarrada, RH in to calle Buenaire, then KSO to  Alcalá castle, continue up slope to water storage and, alongside this, LH and follow track to Las Eras.
  18. 17.400 m. Ayuntamiento de Alcalá del Júcar.

 

                                   End of Stage Six  :  ALATOZ – ALCALÁ DEL JÚCAR

 

Stage seven: ALCALÁ DEL JÚCAR – CASAS IBÁÑEZ .  12.700 m.

  1. ASPHALT. 0 m. Ayuntamiento of Alcalá del Júcar. Inner-city directions : Cross Roman bridge and RH up Cuesta Hondonera, LH in to calle Pósito and church, with Ayuntamiento of Alcalá del Júcar,  then continue uphill following tourist route : KSO up  calle Iglesia, LH in to calle Cura, RH in to calle Carnicería, KSO along calle Rosario, LH then RH on  calle Libertad, LH and LH again in to  calle Santa Cara, RH in to calle Castillo, KSO along calle Asomada, LH in to calle Algarrada, RH in to calle Buenaire, then KSO to  Alcalá castle, continue up slope to water storage and, alongside this, LH and follow track to Las Eras.
  2. 500 m. Castle, KSO, climbing towards water storage.
  3. Dirt track. 700 m. Water storage; alongside, LH up track.
  4. ASPHALT. 1.400 m. First houses in Las Eras, calle Jardín, KSO and almost at end of village RH on dirt path.
  5. Dirt track. 2.000 m. At the bend on an asphalt street, LH on dirt track towards the Las Eras  cooperative warehouse (stainless steel silos).
  6. 2.500 m. Las Eras cooperative warehouse, KSO.
  7. 5.400 m. Fork, RH and, at next crossroads, KSO.
  8. 7.800 m. Crossroads, KSO.
  9. 7.900 m. Fork, stone pile on right, RH.
  10. 8.800 m. Crossroads, KSO. Caseta de los Pregoneros to the right of crossroads.
  11. 9 500m. Crossroads in shape of an ‘X’, KSO veering left.
  12. 9.800 m. Joined by path coming from the right, KSO.
  13. 10.100 m. Crossroads, KSO, keeping fence of solar power farm to your left.
  14. 10.900 m. Fork, RH; end of fence.
  15. ASPHALT. 11.800 m.  First houses of Casas  Ibáñez, fire-station on right. Inner-city directions : calle Charco, KSO along Calle Cerro San Jorge, cross  Albacete – Valencia main road and KSO along calle San Jorge, KSO to  Plaza de la Constitución, church, RH in to calle Mayor, LH in to calle Tercia and Ayuntamiento of Casas Ibáñez, KSO along calle Tercia; at the small roundabout, LH along Paseo de la Cañada, RH in to calle Cañada and KSO along calle Santa Catalina
  16. 12.300 m. Cross the Albacete – Valencia main road, KSO.
  17. 12.700 m. Ayuntamiento of Casas Ibáñez.

 

CASAS IBÁÑEZ – VILLAMALEA.  14.300 m.

  1. ASPHALT. 0 m. Ayuntamiento of Casas Ibáñez, inner-city directions :  KSO along calle Tercia; at the small roundabout, LH along Paseo de la Cañada, RH in to calle Cañada and KSO along calle Santa Catalina
  2. 223 m. End of Paseo de la Cañada,  small roundabout and RH in to calle Cañada. 
  3. Dirt track. 650 m. Last houses of Casas Ibáñez  and cooperative warehouse on left, KSO.
  4. 1.200 m. Fork, LH.
  5. 1.730 m. Fork, LH.
  6. 2.010 m. Fork, RH. LH goes to main road.
  7. 2.760 m. Fork, LH.
  8. 3,310 m. Path to right, KSO.
  9. 3.900 m. Crossroads, LH towards main road.
  10. 4.050 m. Cross main road, RH and 50 m on, LH on path marked by two massive earthenware pots (Casa Anita).
  11. 4.300 m.  Reach gate of  finca Casa Anita (fence incomplete) and RH.
  12. 5.500 m. Crossroads, KSO.
  13. 6.200 m. Crossroads with small house to left, KSO.
  14. 6.600 m. Crossroads, KSO.
  15. 7.710 m. Crossroads, KSO.
  16. 9.200 m. Fork, LH towards pine grove.
  17. 9.300 m. Fork, left to pine grove; RH, with well 200m further on.
  18. 10.700 m. Path from left, KSO.
  19. 12.000 m. Join a path comino from right, KSO.
  20. 13.700 m. First houses of Villamalea, triangular garden, inner-city directions : Calle Balsa, KSO on Calle Nueva, RH on calle Vulcano, KSO to Plaza de la Iglesia and Ayuntamiento of Villamalea, LH on  calle Larga past “colegio público” and RH in to  calle Goya, LH on to Paseo del Concejo.
  21. 14.300 m. Ayuntamiento of Villamalea.

                                                 
VILLAMALEA --- EL HERRUMBLAR. 5.300 m. 
        
                            0 m. Ayuntamiento of Villamalea.

  1. 400 m. Once past colegio, RH in to calle Goya.
  2. 600 m. Last houses of Villamalea, RH on path.
  3. 700 m. Care ¡ RH on path in front of farm buildings.
  4. 1.600 m. Path to right, KSO.
  5. 4.300 . Cross main road and KSO.
  6. 4.900 m. First houses of El Herrumblar. Inner-city directions : Calle La Joya, cross the  CM 3201 at  km. 18 milestone and KSO on  calle la Iglesia,  KSO to  Plaza Mayor, (fuente) and Ayuntamiento of El Herrumblar , KSO on calle Ramón y Cajal, KSO along Dos de Mayo,  LH on to Isabel Martínez, cross the  CM 320, KSO on calle del Calvario and in the last street RH and at the end LH on to path.
  7. 5.100 m. Cross the  CM 3201 at Km. 18 milestone, KSO to Ayuntamiento.
  8. 5.3 00 m. Ayuntamiento de El Herrumblar.

EL HERRUMBLAR --- VILLARTA. 6.900 m.

                            0 m. Ayuntamiento of El Herrumblar.

  1.     600 m. In the last street, RH.
  2.     700 m. Last houses in El Herrumblar, LH on to path.
  3.     900 m. Cross ring road and KSO.
  4.     Dirt track..1 000 m. Fork, RH on dirt path.
  5.     1.700 m. Path off to right, KSO veering left.
  6.     2.100 m. Path to left, KSO.
  7.     2.400 m. Crossroads, KSO.
  8.     3.700 m. Path off to left, KSO. (100 m. earlier, stone house to left)
  9.     4.300 m. Crossroads in shape of ‘X’, KSO. NB ¡ Do NOT head left towards the small house 200 m away
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  15.     5.900 m. T junction, RH.
  16.     6.200 m. Cross main road and KSO.
  17.     ASPHALT. 6.400 m. First houses of Villarta, inner-city directions : cross old main road (calle Alta), KSO past  Parque La Glorieta, KSO on calle Infanta Paz, Ayuntamiento of Villarta, KSO further on Infanta Paz, LH in to calle Colón, LH in to calle Mayor, church,  RH, leaving church and library  to your right, KSO  to Plaza de la Constitución, RH in to ¿????then RH in to calle Graja,  veering left.  Pass colegio público la Manchuela and public swimming pool until reaching cemetery.
   

6.900 m. Ayuntamiento of Villarta.

   

VILLARTA --- GRAJA DE INIESTA. 14.800 m.

   

ASPHALT. 0 m. Ayuntamiento de Villarta.

  1. 650 m. Public swimming pool, KSO.
  2. Dirt track.1.000 m. Cemetery, KSO. Telephone mast after 100m.
  3. 1.360 m. Reach ring road, which cuts across path. LH, cross ring road, then RH.
  4. 1.530 m. Leave path running parallel to ring road and LH on to path further left between electricity pylons.
  5. 1.900 m. Crossroads in shape of ‘X’, Casa Los Garrido towards your right, KSO veering to right.
  6. 3.060 m. Crossroads. KSO towards small house 200m further on.
  7. 4.150 m. Fork, with path to left , KSO. Evergreen oaks and stones in the centre triangle.
  8. 4.700 m. Crossroads, KSO.
  9. 5.180 m. Path to right, path to left, KSO (evergreen oaks to right).
  10. 9.750 m. LH. Care ¡ Do NOT KSO alongside old house.
  11. 9.950 m. Crossroads, KSO.
  12. 10.300 m. Path to left, KSO.
  13. 11.300 m. Path from right, KSO.
  14. 11.600 m. Path from left, KSO.11.900 m. Path and open-sided refugio to your left, KSO.
  15. 12.100 m. Path from right, KSO.
  16. 12.600 m. Reach AVE tracks, RH along fence.
  17. 12.900 m. LH, cross AVE tracks via bridge and KSO.
  18. 13.200 m. Cross motorway by bridge and KSO.
  19. 13.500 m. Crossroads, KSO.
  20. ASPHALT. 14,300 m. First houses of Graja de Iniesta,  inner-city directions : KSO on Villalpando road, cross main road water storage to your left, KSO, LH on to carretera de Madrid, RH in to calle Constitución, KSO to Plaza Pública, LH next to church and health centre, RH in to calle Yedra, LH in to calle Real and RH in front of  cooperativa San Jorge.
  21. 14.500 m.  Cross main road.
  22. 14.800 m. Church and Ayuntamiento of Graja de Iniesta.

GRAJA DE INIESTA --- CAMPILLO DE ALTOBUEY.  20.700 m.

ASPHALT. 0 m. Ayuntamiento of Graja de Iniesta.

  1. 442 m. T junction, LH past last houses of Graja de Iniesta, (cemetery on right)
  2. Dirt track. 690 m. Fork. LH between 2 electricity pylons.
  3. 1.560 m. Fork, LH.
  4. 2.610 m. Crossroads, KSO towards pine tree.
  5. 3.740 m. Join path from left, KSO.
  6. 3.900 m. Fork. RH, leaving evergreen oaks to left.
  7. 4.540 m. Crossroads, KSO.
  8. 4.670 m. Fork, LH.
  9. 5.630 m. Crossroads, KSO.
  10. 6.630 m. Path from left, small house and store on left, KSO.
  11. 7.350 m. Crossroads, RH.
  12. 8.280 m. Crossroads, KSO.
  13. 9.000 m. Fork and path from left, RH along avenue lined with almond trees.
  14. 10.000 m. Path from right, KSO veering left, between pine trees.
  15. 10.400 m. Leave finca “Matallana” to your left and RH along avenue lined with almond trees.
  16. 11.000 m. In front of big evergreen oaks, RH on to avenue of almond trees.
  17. 11.300 m. Fork, LH and downhill, towards pine trees and evergreen oaks.
  18. 12.000 m. Path to left  alongside  evergreen oaks, KSO.
  19. 00        m. Fork. LH, leaving pine in centre.
  20. 13.500 m. Path to left, KSO.
  21. 13.700 m. Path to left, KSO.
  22. 14.500 m. Fork, to your left Graja los Realejos (driveway with lanterns), RH.
  23. ASPHALT. 16.000 m. Cross main road and KSO.
  24. 16.100 m. T junction on old highway, LH.
  25. 17.200 m. Path to right towards pine trees. KSO on old highway. At the high point, there is a track down, but the distance saved isn’t much.
  26. 19.400 m. Leave highway and LH on track to left.
  27. 20.100 m. First houses of Campillo de Altobuey. Inner-city directions : along  Cañada Real, through barrio Constitución, KSO along  paseo de Álamos, calle San Quílez, KSO to Plaza de Liso, RH on the Cañada Real, KSO past Casa Grande, LH in to calle Cristo,KSO to Plaza Vieja, KSO along calle Cristo, RH in to Plaza Nueva, church of san Andrés Apóstol and  Ayuntamiento of Campillo de Altobuey, RH in to calle Monteros, KSO on the road to Paracuellos de la Vega.
  28. 20.400 m. Plaza de Liso. Notice-board with map of town.
  29. 20.700 m. Ayuntamiento of Campillo de Altobuey.

CAMPILLO DE ALTOBUEY --- PARACUELLOS DE LA VEGA. 15.200 m.

ASPHALT. 0 m. Ayuntamiento of Campillo de Altobuey.

  1. 300 m. Road to right (next to cooperative warehouse of san Andres  apóstol) goes to Minglanilla, KSO for  Paracuellos de la Vega. All on road, although there are paths heading in same general direction.
  2. 14.900 m. Leave main road and RH to first houses of Paracuellos de la Vega. Inner-city directions : RH in to  Avda. de Rafael Conesa, KSO to church, LH in to Callejón de los Muertos,  RH in to calle Cruz, KSO to Plaza del Ayuntamiento, Ayuntamiento of Paracuellos de la Vega. Return to calle Cruz, RH in to calle Amargura, KSO towards right to the mirador (=lookout point) for the castle, from here there is a track down to the Castle.
  3. 15.200 m.  Ayuntamiento of Paracuellos de la Vega.

PARACUELLOS DE LA VEGA --- MONTEAGUDO DE LAS SALINAS. 20.625 m.

ASPHALT. 0 m. Ayuntamiento of Paracuellos de la Vega. Go along calle Cruz and down the track to the castle OR walk back down the main road and LH on the road to Huercemes.

  1. Dirt track. 940 m. LH on to the road to Huercemes.
  2. 1.700 m. 3-way fork, LH towards plain.
  3. 2.700 m. Path to right, KSO below castle.
  4. 3.100 m. LH to go up to castle, RH.
  5. 3.200 m. T junction, path to right is slightly shorter to main road but overgrown, so LH.
  6. 3.700 m. T junction, RH
  7. ASPHALT. 4.800 m. T junction on reaching main road, RH. (LH and KSO 2.2 Km for Ermita – food and (basic) accommodation)
  8. Dirt track 6.600 m. Leave highway and LH on wide path (ruined house in field 200 m. in front of you).
  9. 8.400 m. Path from right, KSO.
  10. 16.200 m. Wide path from left, KSO along metal fence.
  11. 16.700 m. Fork, RH and head downhill, along fence.
  12. 16.900 m. T junction, LH.
  13. 17.000 m. Path joins from right, another does same 150 m further on, KSO.
  14. 17.600 m. Path from right next to iron railing bridge over arroyo Las Salinas, KSO.
  15. 19.500 m. Cross highway using oval-shaped tunnel.
  16.  19.900 m. Public swimming pool, KSO on path or – shorter ¡ - RH at end of swimming pool wall and climb up to the town, passing the factory of “tapizados Monteagudo”. (Before the swimming pool, there is a path to the right leading to ‘El Romeral” Hotel – pilgrim prices ¡ -   this path also then  takes you in to town.)
  17. ASPHALT. 20.400 m. Main road and first houses of Monteagudo de las Salinas. Tapizados Monteagudo, LH. Inner-city directions :  LH next to sub-station and climb up to calle Real de Arriba,  Church and  Ayuntamiento of Monteagudo de las Salinas. Plaza of  Francisco Patiño, pilgrim, KSO and down along Real de Abajo, LH, then RH to bar la Portuguesa (menú del dia), then RH, cross road, LH at ironwork cross of Santiago and KSO towards cemetery.

MONTEAGUDO DE LAS SALINAS --- FUENTES. 23.300 m.
0 m.  Ayuntamiento of Monteagudo de las Salinas.

  1. 350 m. Cross road and LH at ironwork cross of Santiago, then KSO towards cemetery.
  2. Dirt track. 545 m. Path to left to cemetery, KSO.
  3. 1.130 m.  Path to right, KSO heading uphill.
  4. 2.010 m. Path to left, KSO uphill, start of pine forest.
  5. 2.400 m. LH on to path going up. (Path ahead goes down hill). Ignore side-paths.
  6. 6.600 m. Fork, LH. Path to right splits in two..
  7. 7.320 m. RH on path and 100 m. further on is the gateway to finca Navarramiro de Abajo; remove rocks, open iron gate, then close and replace rocks.
  8. 9.040 m. Path to right, KSO.
  9. 9.180 m. Crossroads, KSO.
  10. 10.600 m. Path to left, leading to the farmhouse of Navarramiro de Abajo, KSO.
  11. 11.900 m. Open iron gate, pass through and close behind you, now in finca Las Gracias.
  12. 12 500 m.  Temporary fencing. Open, pass through and replace.
  13. 14.900 m. Crossroads, RH. Ahead are AVE construction Works.
  14. 16.000 m. Cross AVE rail lines using bridge and KSO in same direction as before.
  15. 17.200 m. Crossroads in shape of ‘X’, KSO, veering right. House in ruins to your left.
  16. ASPHALT. 22.800 m. Reach the main road and LH.
  17. 23.100 m. First houses of Fuentes. Inner-city directions : Cross main road and KSO to Plaza de la Constitución, KSO along Mártires de Medina, LH and cross medieval bridge, KSO along calle las Huertas.

23.300 m. Ayuntamiento of Fuentes.

FUENTES --- MOHORTE. 8.960 m.

0 m. Ayuntamiento of Fuentes.

  1. 0
  2. Dirt track. 200 m. Last houses in Fuentes, RH on path towards warehouse with blue coloured roof.
  3. 500 m. Cross irrigation ditch and KSO, veering right once past blue-roofed warehouse and before ascent.
  4. 1.130 m. Fork, LH.
  5. 1.610 m. T junction. RH and then, 100 m ahead, livestock yard.
  6. 2.210 m. Path to left, KSO.
  7. 3.330 m. Path to right, round to los Cedazos pond, KSO up hill. Do NOT head off right towards red electricity substation.
  8. 4.150 m. T junction, RH towards ermita on hill-top.
  9. 4.520 m. LH, with ermita and farmhouse to your right.
  10. 4.560 m. Path joins from left, KSO.
  11. 4.590 m. Path heads right, towards livestock pens, KSO, first downhill, then uphill.
  12. 4.960 m. Path on right, coming from the Ermita de San Pedro and the farmhouse, KSO.
  13. 5.090 m. Path from left, KSO.
  14. 5.190 m. RH, heading downhill.
  15. 5.340 m. LH, heading uphill.
  16. 5.550 m. Care ¡ Two tracks side by side in front of you, take the left, heading uphill.
  17. 5.960 m.  Care ¡  Large open field ahead, with 4 pine trees in the centre. Head straight across field, passing 50 m to the right of the trees, until the far side, then KSO on path.
  18. 8.190 m. Fork, RH heading downhill.
  19. ASPHALT. 8.500 m. KSO towards farmhouse and village of  Mohorte.
  20. 8.670 m. Fork, LH..  First houses in Mohorte, enter village from right. Inner-city directions : KSO along calle Las Fuentes, KSO past plaza del Pueblo, (fuente 100 m further on), KSO along  calle Cuenca , LH in to  calle San Sebastián, KSO on the road to Melgosa
  21. 8.960 m. Fuente and Ayuntamiento de Mohorte.

MOHORTE --- LA MELGOSA --- CUENCA. 19.700 m.

0 m. Ayuntamiento of Mohorte.

  1.  Dirt track 240 m. Last houses in Mohorte, KSO. Main road heads off to right.
  2. 650 m. Path to left, KSO towards red-brick tower.
  3. 4.640 m. Fork, RH and head downhill.
  4. 3.340 m. First houses in La Melgosa, inner-city directions : LH in to calle del Río, KSO past plaza de la Virgen , (”La Melgosa” restaurant), KSO along calle de Abajo, RH in to calle Cuenca.
  5. 3.940 m. Last houses of la Melgosa. KSO, look for electricity pylons to right.
  6. 4.840 m. Fork, RH towards evergreen oaks (to your left, silos and industrial warehouses).
  7. ASPHALT. 5.740 m. Fork, save 1.5 Km by RH and following the main road. To our left, casa de la Mota. RH..
  8. Dirt track. 5.800  m. Reach the road, RH..
  9. 6.030  m. Cross main road and KSO towards level crossing.
  10. 6.240  m. Cross level crossing and KSO. After 550 m. , LH, ignoring the next turn (to right) immediately after.
  11. 7.050 m. RH, main road to Cuenca , near electricity sub-station.
  12. 7.740 m. Start of Cuenca industrial estates. Pavements and (parallel) side-streets.
  13. 8.440 m. First houses of Cuenca, roundabout, Repsol petrol station, “AC” Hotel. Inner-city directions :  KSO along catra. de Valencia, KSO along Hermanos Becerril, KSO along Fermin Caballero, (to your left bus station, with RENFE train station behind), KSO along calle Cervantes, KSO veering right past Plaza Hispanidad, KSO along  calle Carretería, KSO past Plaza de la Constitución, KSO along calle Calderón de la Barca, (former hospital de peregrinos on your left), KSO past Plaza de la Trinidad, RH and cross Puente de la Trinidad. Head uphill and RH in to calle Palafox, KSO along Andrés de Cabrera and Plaza del Carmen ,then  Mosén Diego Valera, calle de Alfonso VIII, Plaza Mayor with  Ayuntamiento of Cuenca and Cathedral . Head back to Puente de la Trinidad, RH in to Avda. Virgen de la Luz, RH over Puente de San Antón, and LH in to Avda. de los Alfares, KSO  crossing roundabout to ciudad universitaria (=University City) RH at the Centro Comercial Alcampo roundabout, LH at next roundabout in the direction of Nohales.

19.700 m. Plaza Mayor and Ayuntamiento of Cuenca.

 

 

CUENCA --- BURGOS.  382.860 m.

CUENCA --- CHILLARÓN. 10.420 m.

 

  1. ASPHALT. 0 m. Ayuntamiento of Cuenca. Inner-city directions : KSO along catra. de Valencia, KSO along Hermanos Becerril, KSO along Fermin Caballero, (to your left bus station, with RENFE train station behind), KSO along calle Cervantes, KSO veering right past Plaza Hispanidad, KSO along  calle Carretería, KSO past Plaza de la Constitución, KSO along calle Calderón de la Barca, (former hospital de peregrinos on your left), KSO past Plaza de la Trinidad, RH and cross Puente de la Trinidad. Head uphill and RH in to calle Palafox, KSO along Andrés de Cabrera and Plaza del Carmen , then  Mosén Diego Valera, calle de Alfonso VIII, Plaza Mayor with  Ayuntamiento of Cuenca and Cathedral . Head back to Puente de la Trinidad, RH in to Avda. Virgen de la Luz, RH over Puente de San Antón, and LH in to Avda. de los Alfares, KSO  crossing roundabout to ciudad universitaria (= University City) RH at the Centro Comercial Alcampo roundabout, LH at next roundabout in the direction of Nohales.
  2. 3.600 m. We pass 3 roundabouts. At the second, Alcampo hypermarket, RH and at the third, LH towards Nohales.
  3. 6.140 m. First houses in Nohales, KSO along calle Real.
  4. 6.260 m. Last houses in Nohales, path to right, KSO.
  5. 9.990 m. RH and join national highway no.320 and the first houses of Chillaron.
  6. 10.420 m. Church and Ayuntamiento of Chillarón. KSO along calle Real.

CHILLARÓN --- TONDOS --- BASCUÑANA DE SAN PEDRO.  15.200 m.

ASPHALT. 0 m. Ayuntamiento of Chillarón. KSO along  calle Real.

  1. 500 m. Last houses in  Chillarón, RH and stay on the road to Tondos and Arcos de la Cantera.
  2. 2.500 m. To your right, Arcos de la Cantera w/church, KSO.
  3. 7.260 m. Tondos, inner-city directions : first houses of  Tondos, LH in to calle de la Plaza, KSO along calle de la Iglesia, pass church on right and – at the end of this street/last houses in Tondos -  RH on to path.
  4. Dirt track. 7.360 m. Path to left, KSO towards houses.
  5. 7.710 m. Past the house, path to right, KSO.
  6. 8.850 m. Path heads off right, KSO.
  7. ASPHALT. 10.400 m. Crossroads, RH on to asphalt.
  8. 11.500 m. Leave road and LH on to path.
  9. 11.600 m. RH on to GR (= grande randonnee/ gran ruta = long distance walk. Red/white rectangles)
  10. 2.300 m. Path to right goes to main road, KSO.
  11. 12.900 m. Path to left, KSO.
  12. 14.800 m. Meet up with main road, LH.
  13. 15.000 m. First houses of Bascuñana de San Pedro, KSO veering right.
  14. 15.200 m. Ayuntamiento of Bascuñana de San Pedro. LH past church and small, triangular garden with lantern, KSO between the two.

BASCUÑANA DE SAN PEDRO --- TORRALBA. 12.600 m.

0 m.  Ayuntamiento of Bascuñana de San Pedro. LH past  church and small triangular garden with lantern, KSO between the two.

  1. 100 m. RH, leaving church to left and – once past it – LH.
  2. Dirt track.150 m. T junction, RH on to dirt path.
  3. 721 m. Path to left, KSO over cement ford.
  4. 1.190 m. Path to left, KSO to summit.
  5. 2.850 m. Fork, LH , heading downhill. (RH climbs)
  6. 3.400 m. Fork, RH, heading downhill.
  7. 3.830 m. Straight path ahead , climbing, RH and head downhill.
  8. 7.010 m. T junction, RH (notice-board to your left).
  9. 7.280 m. Path to left, KSO.
  10. 7.550 m.  Fork, LH.
  11. 7.740 m. T junction, RH.
  12. 9.710 m. Path to left, KSO.
  13. 10.700 m. Two paths straight ahead, RH and head uphill.
  14. 11.200 m. Path joins from right near summit, KSO.
  15. 11.500 m. Path from right, KSO.
  16. 11.700 m. Path to left heading uphill, KSO.
  17. CEMENT – ASPHALT. 12.200 m. first warehouse in Torralba. Inner-city directions : KSO along calle las Eras, RH along calle Nueva, KSO past archway to Plaza Mayor and Ayuntamiento of Torralba. KSO along calle Ancha w/church, KSO along calle Postigo, KSO along calle Ermita, cross main road and KSO along the camino de la Ermita.
  18. 12.600 m. Ayuntamiento of Torralba.

TORRALBA --- ALBALATE DE LAS NOGUERAS.  8.470 m.

0 m. Ayuntamiento of Torralba.

  1. 355 m. Cross main road and KSO along camino de la Ermita.
  2. Dirt track. 550 m. 200 m. before reaching ermita, RH on dirt path.
  3. 4.150 m. 3-way fork. KSO, veering right.
  4. 5.970 m. Path to left, KSO ( after houses in ruins on high ground)
  5. 6.160 m. Path from left, KSO.
  6. 6.430 m. Path from left, KSO.
  7. 7.640 m. Crossroads. RH towards village.

45.a           7. 840 m. Cross bridge, second (medieval) to your left.

  1. ASPHALT. 7.940 m. Cross main road and KSO to first houses in Albalate de las Nogueras. Inner-city directions : KSO along calle san Juan, LH in to calle las Eras, KSO along Feliz Paje to Plaza mayor, Ayuntamiento of Albalate de las Nogueras, KSO along calle Pósito, RH in to calle Real, LH in to calle Pereza, KSO along calle San Antón, RH in to plaza del Cocedero, LH in to calle la Fragua, RH in to plaza de Santa Tejada, KSO to main road and RH.
  2. 8.470 m. Church and  Ayuntamiento of Albalate de las Nogueras.

ALBALATE DE LAS NOGUERAS --- VILLACONEJOS DE TRABAQUE. 6.900 m.

0 m. Ayuntamiento of Albalate de las Nogueras.

  1. 494 m. Reach the main road. RH and proceed along it.
  2. Dirt track 777 m. Leave the main road and LH on to dirt track, heading towards municipal refuse dump.
  3.  1.420 m. Path to right, KSO.
  4. 2.630 m.  Crossroads in shape of ‘X’, KSO veering right.
  5. 3.440 m. Path to right, KSO.
  6. 4.890 m. Path from right joins us, KSO.
  7. ASPHALT. 5.770 m. First houses of Villaconejos de Trabaque, inner-city directions : LH past Ermita de la Inmaculada, cross main road and KSO, go over bridge and KSO to plaza San Roque. Head up hill through calle Concepción, LH at church, KSO in to Juan Bustisolo, go down the steps and straight to plaza Mayor, KSO along  calle Mayor, KSO along plaza del Prado and  Ayuntamiento of Villaconejos de Trabaque. KSO past plaza del Prado, KSO along the road to Priego, LH in to Callejuelas, KSO in to Cañamares, KSO past plaza san Roque, KSO along the path to Valdeolivas.
  8. 5.930 m. Cross main road and bridge.
  9. 6.440 m. Up to church and back down.
  10. 6.900 m.  Ayuntamiento of Villaconejos de Trabaque.

VILLACONEJOS DE TRABAQUE --- ALBENDEA. 17.600 m.

0 m. Ayuntamiento of Villaconejos de Trabaque.

  1. Dirt track 545 m. Last houses in Villaconejos, KSO along right-hand path, one of two.
  2. 1.290 m. Fork, LH.
  3. 1.600 m. Fork, RH, heading uphill.
  4. 2.230 m. Fork, LH before summit.
  5. 2.540 m. Path to right, KSO.
  6. 00      m. Fork in front of derelict house, LH.
  7. 4.360 m. T junction, RH.
  8. ASPHALT. 4.700 m. T junction, LH on main road.
  9. Dirt track. 4.950 m. Crossing, leave main road and KSO veering right on dirt path.
  10. 5.080 m. Crossroads, KSO.
  11. 6.450 m. T junction, RH.
  12. 6.920 m.  Crossroads, KSO heading uphill.
  13. 10.600 m. Path joins from left, KSO.
  14. 10.900 m. T junction, RH.
  15. 11.200 m. Path to left, KSO, climbing.
  16. 11.400 m. Fork, LH towards house in ruins.
  17. 13.300 m. LH down to river and cross by bridge. (If waters are high, KSO a further 2 Km. to second bridge).
  18. 13.600 m. Cross river by bridge and RH.
  19. ASPHALT. 14.600 m. T junction, on reaching main road, LH.
  20.  17.300 m. Leave main road and RH to first houses in Albendea, inner-city directions : take calle Carrera, KSO to plaza Olmillo, KSO to plaza de España and Ayuntamiento of Albendea, retrace steps to main road and LH.

17.600 m. Ayuntamiento of Albendea.

 

ALBENDEA --- VALDEOLIVAS --- SALMERÓN. 11.400 m.

0 m. Ayuntamiento of Albendea. Retrace steps to main road and LH.

  1. 3.750 m. Leave main road and KSO veering right, continue on asphalt road to Valdeolivas. ( see wooden notice-board).
  2. 4.400 m. First houses in Valdeolivas, inner-city directions : follow the San Isidro road, KSO past plaza Vieja, KSO along calle Mayor, LH to Ayuntamiento of Valdeolivas, again calle Mayor.
  3. Dirt track 4.870 m. Crossroads and last houses in Valdeolivas.
  4. 6.060 m. Crossroads, KSO.
  5. 8.040 m. We enter the province of Guadalajara. Path to right, KSO.
  6. ASPHALT. 11.100 m. Cross the main road and KSO into Salmerón.
  7. 11.400 m. Ayuntamiento of Salmerón. Inner-city directions : Plaza Mayor, KSO in to calle Iglesia, RH in to calle Arco, LH in to calle Afueras de San Juan.

SALMERÓN --- VILLAESCUSA DE PALOSITOS --- VIANA. 23.450 m.

0 m. Ayuntamiento of Salmerón. Inner-city directions : Plaza Mayor, KSO along  calle Iglesia, RH in to calle Arco, LH in to calle Afueras de San Juan.

  1. Dirt track. 280 m. T junction, water-trough in front. LH , cross bridge and KSO.
  2. 431 m. T junction, LH.
  3. … m. 3-way fork, KSO heading uphill.
  4. 1.250 m. Crossing in shape of ‘X’, main road to left, KSO veering right.
  5. 2.180 m. Fork, RH and head up steep slope. At road-side, iron-work Santiago cross placed there by the Asociación de Amigos del Camino de Santiago de Cuenca.
  6. 4.340 m. Fork, casa de los Culeros to your left, RH.
  7. 5.470 m. Path to left, KSO, veering right. Once at summit, path widens and runs straight.
  8. 7.690 m. Leave wide path and LH next to barrel with flecha, evergreen oaks on left.
  9. 8 750 m.  Fork. (A) LH to continue to Villaescusa de Palositos, RH to walk around perimeter of estate.  RH, since (A) is usually blocked/shut. If you CAN/DO  LH, then
  10. 10.600 m. Gate chained shut at entry point to fenced estate.
  11. 11.600 m. Castle and church of Villaescusa de Palositos next to new country mansion.
  12. 0 m.  Alternative to 94 (A) : RH, and walk around estate’s fenced perimeter.
  13. 4.690 m. On your left , entrance to/exit from finca  Villaescusa de Palositos. KSO.
  14. 00      m. Path to left, KSO, passing by house to your left.
  15. 5.920 m. Path to left, KSO.
  16. 6.720 m. Path heads left at summit, RH on path.
  17. 7.440  m. Fork, path to left, RH.
  18. ASPHALT. 12.400 m. T junction, LH on main road. 20m. before, ford across  arroyo de la Solana.
  19. 14.200 m. Fork, RH towards Viana.
  20. 14.400 m. First houses inViana de Mondéjar, inner-city directions : head up cement road to church, then KSO along calle de la Cuesta, KSO past Plaza de España and the former Ayuntamiento of Viana de Mondéjar.
  21. 14.700 m. Former Ayuntamiento of Viana de Mondéjar.

VIANA --- TRILLO. sig – pac.   7.530 m.

ASPHALT. 0 m. Former Ayuntamiento of Viana de Mondéjar.

  1. 145 m. Fork at last houses in Viana, LH.
  2. 373 m.  Crossroads, leave main path and RH on smaller path going between trees.
  3. 2.034 m. T junction on reaching wide path, LH.
  4. 2.890 m. Fork, RH.
  5. 3.604 m. Fork, RH.
  6. 4.450 m. Crossroads meeting wide path, KSO along track.
  7. 4.650 m. Meet wide path from left, KSO along track.
  8. 5.000 m. Merge with wide path from left, KSO past warehouse cum stockyard.
  9. 5.664 m. At the bend, path to left.  KSO and RH at next bend on to track (although you can also stay on the path).
  10. 6.390 m. Track rejoins main path to right. Notice board with info for walkers.
  11. ASPHALT. 6.620 m. Clubhouse, Trillo trail bike club. KSO towards Trillo.
  12. 6.730 m. Path heads left, KSO, heading downhill.
  13. 7.270 m. First summer houses of Trillo, calle de Viana, KSO.
  14. 7.530 m. Cross the Tajo river by bridge  (Ayuntamiento of Trillo to your left), and LH.

TRILLO – CIFUENTES.  12.470  m.

 

ASPHALT. 0 m.Cross the Tajo river by bridge (Ayuntamiento de Trillo to your left), LH in to calle La Vega. (main road).  On the left, by Ermita de la Soledad, there is a path (Nº 17) running along left side of road to Górgoles de Abajo.

  1. 410 m. Last houses in Trillo, tourist office on left and petrol station on right, KSO along main road.
  2. 5.490 m. Crossroads, to your right lies Górgoles de Abajo, KSO veering left, past a fuente, cross medieval bridge and RH.
  3. Dirt path 5.620 m. Cross main road and KSO on path.
  4. 6.110 m. Fork, RH.
  5. ASPHALT. 7.360 m. Fork, RH, first houses of Górgoles de Arriba.
  6. 7.470 m. Crossroads in shape of ‘X’, LH.
  7. 7.670 m. Church, pass by on right hand side, KSO to plaza de la Iglesia, KSO veering right, up the  Subida a la Iglesia, KSO to plaza de la Fuente, KSO in to calle Mayor.
  8. 7.770 m. Fountain, ( Plaza de la Fuente)..
  9. Dirt path. 7.970 m. Last houses of Górgoles de Arriba, KSO veering left on uphill path , with Ermita de San Blas at summit.
  10. 8.270 m. Crossroads at main road, go on this for 100m., cross over and KSO until you get up to Ermita de San Blas.
  11. 8.870 m. Fork 200m past the Ermita, LH.
  12. 9.070 m. Path joins from left, KSO veering to right (evergreen oak ).
  13. 9.970 m. Path to right, KSO heading uphill towards the cattle pen.
  14. 10.170 m. At the summit, there’s a stables to your right and gate to enclosure to your left, KSO.
  15. ASPHALT. 10.670 m. First houses of “Trillo” housing estate, KSO along Calle la Encina, which runs straight through the development, then KSO 200 m. on a path to the main road.
  16. 11.470 m. Reach the road, RH and first houses of Cifuentes, calle de la Soledad.
  17. 11.870 m. Crossroads, leading to centre of Cifuentes. Inner-city directions : KSO along calle La Soledad to plaza de la Soledad, (with Ermita de la Soledad) and on to Balsa del Molino, straight ahead to Los Manantiales, (source of the Cifuentes river), LH in to  calle -----, KSO for Puerta Briega, KSO to Plaza Mayor and Ayuntamiento of Cifuentes, go up stairs to Plaza de la Provincia and church of Santa Ana, RH in to calle Campanas, LH in to calle Beloya, leading to cemetery.
  18. 12.170 m. Balsa del Molino.
  19. 12.470 m. Ayuntamiento of Cifuentes.

 

CIFUENTES – MORANCHEL – LAS INVIERNAS. 12.700 m.

 

  1. ASPHALT. 0 m. Ayuntamiento of Cifuentes. Inner-city directions : KSO along calle La Soledad to plaza de la Soledad, (with Ermita de la Soledad) and on to Balsa del Molino, straight ahead to Los Manantiales, (source of the Cifuentes river), LH in to  calle -----, KSO for Puerta Briega, KSO to Plaza Mayor and Ayuntamiento of Cifuentes, go up stairs to Plaza de la Provincia and church of Santa Ana, RH in to calle Campanas, LH in to calle Beloya, leading to cemetery.
  2. 300 m. Crossroads, cemetery ahead and left, KSO passing cemetery to your left.
  3. Dirt path. 1.680 m. Fork, LH.
  4. 2.120 m. Path to right, KSO.
  5. 3.180 m. Crossroads, KSO.
  6. 4.350 m. Path to right, then second path to right, KSO heading downhill.
  7. 5.280 m.  Cemetery of Moranchel.
  8. 5.400 m. Crosssroads, KSO towards Moranchel to right. Inner-city directions : KSO along calle La Iglesia, then along calle Buscaruido, to plaza Mayor, RH on to calle Del Río.
  9. 5.890 m. T junction, LH.
  10. 6.140 m. Path of “ las Niñas” to your left, waymarked with yellow flechas, but it’s better to KSO along main road.
  11. 6.600 m. Cross bridge over Tajuña river.
  12.  6.920 m. T junction, LH.
  13. 7.210 m. Leave main road and RH on path (the one on the left, the other goes uphill).
  14. 7.490 m. Path to right heading uphill, KSO along valley floor.
  15. 8.550 m. Path to left, KSO.
  16. 11.900 m. Path to right (also OK), KSO.
  17. ASPHALT. 12.200 m. Join main road from right. Ermita de la Soledad, inner-city directions : LH in to Paseo de la Soledad, LH in to calle Frontón, LH in to calle Pilar, RH in to calle La Iglesia, LH in to calle Mayor, RH in to Plaza del  Ayuntamiento or  plaza Mayor, Ayuntamiento of Las Inviernas,  KSO heading up calle Mayor, RH on to path up hill. Ahead to your right : TV transmission towers.
  18. 12.700 m. Ayuntamiento of las Inviernas.

 

LAS INVIERNAS – MIRABUENO – MANDAYONA. 13.900 m.

  1. ASPHALT. 0 m. Ayuntamiento of las Inviernas. inner-city directions : LH in to Paseo de la Soledad, LH in to calle Frontón, LH in to calle Pilar, RH in to calle La Iglesia, LH in to calle Mayor, RH in to Plaza del  Ayuntamiento or  plaza Mayor, Ayuntamiento of Las Inviernas,  KSO heading up calle Mayor, RH on to path up hill. Ahead to your right : TV transmission towers.
  2. Dirt path. 214 m. Reach summit, ahead to right TV transmissión towers.
  3. 2.100 m. Crossroads at summit, KSO on flat ground.
  4. 4.100 m. T junction at AVE railway tracks. RH.
  5. 4.630 m.  LH on bridge over AVE railway tracks.
  6. 6.090 m. Crossroads, KSO.
  7. ASPHALT. 7.650 m. T junction, LH on to main road.
  8. 8.550 m. Petrol station and convenience store to your left, KSO using bridge to cross motorway.
  9. 10.500 m. Ayuntamiento of Mirabueno. LH towards church.
  10. Dirt path. 10.600 m. Last houses in  Mirabueno, KSO veering to left, down path/track.
  11. 11.600 m. KSO down track.
  12. ASPHALT. 12.500 m. Crossroads at main road, KSO veering left on the old road to Mandayona , then LH in front of the colegio público.
  13. 13.900 m. Ayuntamiento of Mandayona, inner-city directions : plaza del Ayuntamiento, KSO in to calle Gerardo Mayor, until you reach the La Esperanza flour mill, RH towards church on right.

 

MANDAYONA – BAIDES – VIANA DE JADRAQUE – HUÉRMECES DEL CERRO. 15.000 m.

  1. ASPHALT. 0 m. Ayuntamiento of Mandayona, inner-city directions : plaza del Ayuntamiento, KSO in to calle Gerardo Mayor, until you reach the La Esperanza flour mill, RH towards church on right.  
  2. 220 m. La Esperanza flour mill, RH towards church.
  3. Dirt path 490 m. Staggered 3-way fork (path to left, then path to right), KSO.
  4. 614 m. Path heads up right, by walnut tree.  KSO.
  5. 666 m. Fork with walnut tree in middle,  RH.
  6. 1.280 m. Fork, LH, heading more or less straight up hill.
  7. 1.790 m. Open gate in fencing (NB : close it behind you again ¡) and KSO.
  8. 3.210 m. Open gate in fencing (NB : close it behind you again ¡) and KSO towards 2 barns.
  9.  3.760 m. Crossroads, Casas del Carrillar facing you, KSO veering right.
  10. 3.890 m.  Stables on your right, KSO veering left between almond trees.
  11. 4.070 m.  3-way fork, LH along fence, keeping it to your left.
  12. 4.230 m.  To your left, gate in fencing, KSO heading downhill.
  13. ASPHALT. 5.170 m. T junction at main road, LH.
  14. 7.280 m. Fork, LH on road towards Baides (right for road to Huermeces ).
  15. 7.630 m. First houses of de Baides, inner-city directions : straight along Calle Real, church on high ground to left, RH in to calle Real, Casa del Concejo, Ayuntamiento of Baides, (public telephone), cross bridge over river and RH , and pass beneath railway tracks.
  16. 8.050 m.  Ayuntamiento of Baides.
  17. 8.250 m. Once past Ermita de la Soledad, join main road and LH.
  18. 10.400 m. Crossroads, KSO, Viana de Jadraque is to the right.
  19. Dirt path.10.600 m. Leave road and LH, crossing over río Salado at the bridge. (Walkers RH along track, keeping river to right). Cyclist KSO along path.
  20. 11.100 m. (cyclists) RH to river, where track joins path.
  21. 12.000 m. Path to left, KSO uphill.
  22. ASPHALT. 14.300 m. Reach the main road and LH.
  23. 15.000 m. Ayuntamiento of Huérmeces del Cerro.  Inner-city directions : calle Mayor, KSO past Plaza de España, KSO to road to Santiuste and LH.

 

HUÉRMECES DEL CERRO – SANTIUSTE – ATIENZA. 20.700 m.

  1. ASPHALT. 0 m. Ayuntamiento of Huérmeces del Cerro. Inner-city directions : calle Mayor, KSO past Plaza de España, KSO to road to Santiuste and LH.  
  2. 1.110 m. T junction, LH.
  3. 3.860 m. Fork, RH towards Santiuste, (turn to left is for ring-road).
  4. 4.210 m. First houses of Santiuste,  inner-city directions : calle Real, multi-use sports and Centro Social, Ayuntamiento of Santiuste, calle de La Ermita then, following the road, LH.
  5. 4.310 m. Last houses in Santiuste,  road turns to left.
  6. 4.838 m. Rejoin ring-road coming from left.
  7. 7.240 m. T junction, RH.
  8. 10.500 m. LH on to the road to Bodera.
  9. 11.500 m. Leave the road and RH on to the  path to Atienza, which at first runs parallel to the road , then gradually diverges.
  10. 11.900 m. Path to right, KSO.
  11. 12.500 m. Fork at the dip, RH heading downhill.
  12. 15.700 m. At the high point, path to left, KSO with Atienza visible in the distance.
  13.  19.200 m. Reach main road, cross it and KSO to the medieval “ rollo “.
  14. 19.400 m. Roundabout, KSO veering left towards Atienza.
  15. 20.000 m. Ermita and petrol station, KSO veering right.
  16. 20.400 m. Leave road and KSO. On left, first houses of Atienza, inner-city directions : KSO along calle Herrerías, (Ruta de Don Quijote) Ayuntamiento of Atienza, head back down road to the main road and follow it in the direction of Miedes de Atienza.
  17. 20.700 m.  Ayuntamiento of Atienza.

 

ATIENZA – MIEDES DE ATIENZA. 13.500 m.

  1. ASPHALT. 0 m.  Ayuntamiento of Atienza. inner-city directions : KSO along calle Herrerías, (Ruta de Don Quijote) Ayuntamiento of Atienza, head back down road to the main road and follow it in the direction of Miedes de Atienza.  
  2. 5.430 m. Pass the little town of Tordellosa  to left, fork, RH towards Alpedroches and Miedes de Atienza.
  3. 8.240 m. To the right, Alpedroches,  KSO.
  4. 13.500 m. Ayuntamiento of Miedes de Atienza. KSO on main road.

 

 

MIEDES DE ATIENZA – RETORTILLO DE SORIA. 8.540 m.

  1. ASPHALT. 0 m. Ayuntamiento of Miedes de Atienza.  KSO on main road.
  2. 8.540 m. Retortillo de Soria. Inner-city directions : leave main road  and KSO veering left. Go along la Fábrica street, through the gate in the city wall, KSO past  plaza de Antonio, KSO along  calle de San Pedro, past Plaza del General Franco, to the Ayuntamiento of Retortillo de Soria, KSO veering right along calle Sollera, KSO  through the puerta de Sollera gate in the city wall and LH.

 

RETORTILLO DE SORIA – TARANCUEÑA. 7.810 m.

  1. ASPHALT. 0 m. Retortillo de Soria. Inner-city directions : leave main road  and KSO veering left. Go along la Fábrica street, through the gate in the city wall, KSO past  plaza de Antonio, KSO along  calle de San Pedro, past Plaza del General Franco, to the Ayuntamiento of Retortillo de Soria, KSO veering right along calle Sollera, KSO  through the puerta de Sollera gate in the city wall and LH.  
  2. Dirt path 165 m. Leave Retortillo by the puerta de Sollera and LH.
  3. 364 m. Fork, in front lies la Ermita de la Virgen del Prado, RH.
  4. ASPHALT. 815 m. Crossroads with main road, LH to Tarancueña on the main road.
  5. 7.810 m. Ayuntamiento of Tarancueña. Inner-city directions : LH in to Calle de la Regueda, KSO to Plaza Vieja with church, RH in to Calle Real, KSO to Plaza del Ayuntamiento,  Ayuntamiento of Tarancueña, KSO along Calle Real, until you reach the path, then LH.

 

 TARANCUEÑA – CARACENA  (for walkers only ¡)

( via the Caracena canyon. Degree of difficulty : moderate to high) 8.210 m.

  1. ASPHALT. 0 m. Ayuntamiento of Tarancueña. Inner-city directions : LH in to Calle de la Regueda, KSO to Plaza Vieja and church, RH in to Calle Real, KSO to Plaza del Ayuntamiento,  Ayuntamiento of Tarancueña, KSO along Calle Real, until you reach the path, then LH.  
  2. Dirt path. 140 m. On outskirts of Tarancueña, T junction . LH.
  3. 215 m.  Fork, RH towards farm buildings.
  4. 1,540 m. Crossroads, KSO.
  5. 2.613 m. Fork, RH.
  6. 2.821 m. Fork, RH.
  7. 8.000 m. Reach main access road to Caracena, a medieval town.
  8. 8.215 m. Ayuntamiento of Caracena, medieval “rollo”.

TARANCUEÑA – CARACENA (for cyclists and on horseback)
 (via Valderomán and Caracena castle. Degree of difficulty : low). 12.000 m.

  1. ASPHALT. 0 m. Ayuntamiento de Tarancueña. Inner-city directions : LH in to Calle de la Regueda, KSO to Plaza Vieja and church, RH in to Calle Real, KSO to Plaza del Ayuntamiento,  Ayuntamiento of Tarancueña, go back along calle Real, LH in to  Plaza Vieja and – once past church – RH and leave Tarancueña on path running parallel to main road.
  2. 423 m. Path ends next to a barn and we reach the main road, RH.
  3. 3.358 m. Main road heads left, KSO.
  4. 4.675 m. Crossroads, Canicera to your right, KSO.
  5. 5.852 m. Crossroads, RH towards Valderromán.
  6. 6.562 m. Road from left, KSO.
  7. 7.332 m. T junction, left for Valderomán, RH.
  8. 8.100 m. Fork, LH and stay on wide path.
  9. 11.370 m. Castle of Caracena.
  10. 11.920 m. Romanesque church of Caracena.
  11. 12.000 m. Ayuntamiento of Caracena, medieval “rollo”.

 

CARACENA – CARRASCOJA DE ABAJO – FRESNO DE CARACENA. 8.810 m.

ASPHALT. 0 m. Ayuntamiento of Caracena, medieval “rollo”.

  1. 5.370 m. Carrascosa de Abajo.
  2. 8.810 m. Ayuntamiento of Fresno de Caracena.

FRESNO DE CARACENA – ÍNES. 8.500 m.

  1. ASPHALT. 0 m. Ayuntamiento of Fresno de Caracena.
  2. Dirt path. 1.050 m. Main road turns to right, KSO on dirt path.
  3. 1.600 m. Fork, LH.
  4. 2.300 m. Fork, RH. (Left fork goes up the hill.)
  5. 2.900 m. Fork, LH. (RH also works, but is steeper).
  6. 3.300 m. Fork, RH.
  7. 4.600 m. T junction, LH. (The other, steeper path joins us where the path curves).
  8. 4.800 m. Crossroads just past the small bridge, KSO.
  9. 5.300 m. Merge with path from left, KSO.
  10. 5.700 m. Crossroads in shape of ‘X’, KSO veering left.
  11. 6.300 m. Path to right, then 200 m. on, path to left, heading downhill, KSO.
  12. 7.100 m. Path to right, wooden cross, KSO.
  13. 8.200 m. Cross small bridge, path to right, KSO past stand of poplars.
  14. ASPHALT. 8.500 m. Ínes, inner-city directions : KSO along camino de los Pascuales, KSO along calle La Plaza and  Ayuntamiento of Ínes.  RH in to Calle Real, and before last houses of village, LH on path to the  Ermita.

 

ÍNES – OLMILLOS. 4.130 m.

  1. ASPHALT. 0 m. Ínes, inner-city directions : KSO along camino de los Pascuales, KSO along calle La Plaza and  Ayuntamiento of Ínes.  RH in to Calle Real, and before last houses of village, LH on path to the  Ermita.  
  2. 25 m. Crossroads, RH in to Calle Real.
  3. Dirt path. 209 m. Before reaching last houses in village, LH on path to the Ermita.
  4. 519 m. Crossroads, KSO. Stand of poplars ahead.
  5. 672 m. Fork, with Ermita in front, LH.
  6. 792 m. Path to left, KSO.
  7. 1.360 m. Path to left, KSO, heading downhill.
  8. 1.790 m. Path to left, KSO along wide trail.
  9. 2.190 m. Path joins from right. After 50 m., path to left, KSO heading uphill.
  10. 2.460 m. Path heads off left, rejoining after 100 m.
  11. 2.870 m. Path to left, KSO.
  12. 3.860 m. Path from right , then path to right. KSO, veering left.
  13. ASPHALT. 4.130 m. Ayuntamiento of Olmillos, KSO along Calle Real.

 

OLMILLOS – SAN ESTEBAN DE GORMAZ. 7.020 m.

  1. ASPHALT. 0 m. Ayuntamiento of Olmillos, KSO along Calle Real.
  2. Dirt path. 251 m. Leave Olmillos, LH on to path.
  3. 678 m.  KSO, ignoring paths turning off.
  4. 1.840 m. Path to left, KSO.
  5. ASPHALT. 2.790 m. T junction with main road, LH.   100 m. beforehand, we crossed an irrigation canal.
  6. 6.790 m. KSO, crossing the Duero river bridge.
  7. 7.020 m. Ayuntamiento of San Esteban de Gormaz.  Inner-city directions : once over the Duero, LH in to  Avda. De Valladolid, RH through archway and enter Plaza Mayor, Ayuntamiento of San Esteban de Gormaz. LH in to Calle Mayor to outskirts of town.

 

SAN ESTEBAN DE GORMAZ – MATANZA DE SORIA. 8.510 m.

  1. ASPHALT. 0 m. Ayuntamiento of San Esteban de Gormaz. Inner-city directions : once over the Duero, LH in to  Avda. De Valladolid, RH through archway and enter Plaza Mayor, Ayuntamiento of San Esteban de Gormaz. LH in to Calle Mayor to outskirts of town.
  2. 356 m. Last houses of San Esteban de Gormaz, join the main road coming from the left, KSO passing under another road and continue until  you reach a  bridge.
  3. 1.220 m. 100 m. after the bridge, RH from road on to path.
  4. 1.511 m.  Fork, LH (turn to right goes uphill).
  5. 3.570 m. Path continues straight, but further on has been ploughed over, so LH toward main road.
  6. 3.650 m. T junction at main road, RH.
  7. 7.210 m. Leave ring-road and KSO, veering left in to Matanza de Soria.
  8. 8.510 m. Matanza de Soria, KSO along old main road.

 

MATANZA DE SORIA – VILLALVARO. 3.180 .

  1. ASPHALT. 0 m. Matanza de Soria, KSO along old main road.
  2. 578 m    Rejoin ring-road coming from right.
  3. 2.680 m. Leave road (which bypasses town) and KSO veering left in toVillálvaro.
  4. 3.180 m. Ayuntamiento of Villalvaro, KSO on old main road.

 

VILLALVARO – ZAYAS DE BASCONES - ALCUBILLA DE AVELLANEDA. 11.500 m.

  1. ASPHALT. 0 m. Ayuntamiento of Villalvaro, KSO along old main road.
  2. 700 M.  Rejoin ring-road coming from right.
  3. 5.750 m. Zayas de Bascones,  KSO.
  4. 11.500 m. m. Ayuntamiento of Alcubilla de Avellaneda, inner-city directions : along  calle del Río (main road), RH in front of church. KSO to Ayuntamiento of Alcubilla de Avellaneda, LH and uphill to main road (the  SO 934). Cross this road  and KSO to right  along calle Las Bodegas, which heads uphill out of town on street lined with old wine cellars dug out of rock.

 

ALCUBILLA DE AVELLANEDA – HINOJAR DEL REY. 5.840 m.

  1. ASPHALT. 0 m. Ayuntamiento of Alcubilla de Avellaneda, KSO. Inner-city directions : along  calle del Río (main road), RH in front of church. KSO to Ayuntamiento of Alcubilla de Avellaneda, LH and uphill to main road (the  SO 934). Cross this road  and KSO to right  along calle Las Bodegas, which heads uphill out of town on street lined with old wine cellars dug out of rock
  2. Dirt path 218 m. RH in to calle Las Bodegas and head uphill.
  3. 718 m.  T junction, RH.
  4. 1.440 m. Path to right, KSO, heading uphill.
  5. 1.900 m. Path to right, KSO, heading uphill.
  6. 2.190 m. To the right , at summit, livestock pens.   KSO.
  7. 2.650 m. Crossroads, KSO.
  8. 3.050 m. Crossroads, KSO. To  the right, start of old Roman paving stones.
  9. 3.350 m. Path to left, KSO heading downhill on wide path.
  10. ASPHALT. 5.470 m. Road from right, KSO.
  11. 5.710 m. First buildings of Hinojar del Rey, KSO along calle Dos de Mayo, following the old main road.
  12. 5.840 m. Ayuntamiento of Hinojar del Rey.

 

HINOJAR DEL REY – QUINTANARRAYA. 3.300 m.

  1. ASPHALT. 0 m. Ayuntamiento of Hinojar del Rey.  KSO along calle Dos de Mayo, following the old main road.
  2. 290 m. Last buildings of Hinojar del Rey.
  3. 440 m. Once over the bridge, RH on to wide, climbing path.
  4. 1.320 m. Reach summit, ahead and below, Quintanaraya.
  5. 2.410 m. First buildings of Quintanaraya. Inner-city directions : along calle La Fuente, RH in to calle Las Escuelas (Albergue, for use by people walking the Camino de Santiago (Ruta de la Lana)  and the Camino del Cid), KSO along  calle Real, Ayuntamiento of Quintanaraya and church , continue along calle Real until end of the village.
  6. 2.640 m.  Ayuntamiento of Quintanaraya.

QUINTANARRAYA – HUERTA DEL REY. 5.600 m.

 

  1. ASPHFALT. 0 m.  Ayuntamiento of Quintanaraya. Inner-city directions : along calle La Fuente, RH in to calle Las Escuelas (Albergue, for use by people walking the Camino (Ruta de la Lana)  and the Camino del Cid.), KSO along  calle Real, Ayuntamiento of Quintanaraya and church , continue along calle Real until end of the village.  
  2. 450 m. Fork, Chalet with iron and stonework fencing on right, RH on road.
  3. Dirt path. 665 m. After crossing small bridge over irrigation canal, RH on path.
  4. 2.060 m. Fork, LH on to Camino del Cid path.
  5. 3.800 m. Fork, LH.
  6. ASPHALT. 5.600 m. Join main road coming from right. First scattered houses of Huerta del Rey, inner-city directions : calle Los Remedios,  nº 32 is Bar/Restaurante  Ita (where you can get a stamp for your ‘credencial’), LH and cross over river using bridge next to old flour mill. Ahead and left for the Ayuntamiento of Huerta del Rey), RH on main road (the BU-V-9216).
  7. ASPHALT. 6.420 m.  Cross bridge next to old flour mill. Ahead and left for the Ayuntamiento of Huerta del Rey).

HUERTA DEL REY – MAMOLAR. 11.400 m.

  1. ASPHALT.0 m.  Cross bridge next to old flour mill. Ahead and left for the  Ayuntamiento of Huerta del Rey).
  2. 700 m. Last houses in Huerta del Rey, KSO  on Mamolar road (the BU-V-9216).
  3. 1.180 m. In front of the Arandilla picnic area, LH on the road to Pinarejos and Mamolar.
  4. 5.910 m. LH goes to Doña Santos  and Arauzo de Miel, KSO  to Mamolar.
  5. 11.400 m. First houses in Mamolar. Inner-city directions : KSO along main road, LH in to Plaza Mayor and Ayuntamiento of Mamolar. Keeping to left side of plaza, KSO down Calle del Medio ( Fila de Enmedio), to the outskirts of town.
  6. 11.600 m. Ayuntamiento of Mamolar.

 

MAMOLAR – SILOS.

  1. ASPHALT. 0 m. Ayuntamiento of Mamolar. Inner-city directions : KSO along main road, LH in to Plaza Mayor and Ayuntamiento of Mamolar. Keeping to left side of plaza, KSO down Calle del Medio ( Fila de Enmedio), to the outskirts of town.
  2. 800 m. Path to right, KSO.
  3. Dirt path. 3.800 m. Leave road and RH on to path. (Cyclists, note : you may have to get off and push your bike in places. Otherwise, stay on road for next 7 Km.)
  4. (SigPac)
  5. 0
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  7. ASPHALT. 0 m. Notice-board for walkers, near  Ermita de la Virgen del Camino. Inner-city directions : KSO past the church of the  Monasterio, KSO to Plaza Mayor and  Ayuntamiento of Santo Domingo de Silos, LH in to Calle Santo Domingo, KSO to roundabout on outskirts of town, LH on road to La Yedra and about 1 K. later, RH on to path.
  8. Ayuntamiento of Santo Domingo de Silos.

 

SILOS – SANTIBAÑEZ DEL VAL. 6.160 m.

  1. ASPHALT. 0 m. Ayuntamiento of Santo Domingo de Silos. Inner-city directions : KSO past the church of the  Monasterio, KSO to Plaza Mayor and  Ayuntamiento of Santo Domingo de Silos, LH in to Calle Santo Domingo, KSO to roundabout on outskirts of town, LH on road to La Yedra and about 1 K. later, RH on to path.  
  2. Dirt path. 2.000 m. Leave road and KSO to right on path.
  3. 5.200 m. To the left, medieval bridge, with Ermita de Santa Cecilia, (siglo XI) on slope.
  4. ASPHALT. 5.310 m. Merge with main road coming from left and KSO.
  5. 6.160 m. First buildings of Santibáñez del Val.
  6. 6.280 m. RH.
  7. 6.500 m. T junction after church , LH at main road.

 

SANTIBAÑEZ DEL VAL – RETUERTA. 8.400 m.

  1. ASPHALT. 0 m. T junction after church, LH at main road.
  2. 180 m. Last houses of Santibáñez del Val.
  3. 380 m. Merge with road on right coming from Santo Domingo and KSO.
  4. 1.530 m. Road to Lerma on left. KSO, heading uphill.
  5. 2.930 m. Road to Castroceniza on left. KSO, heading uphill.
  6. 4. 900 m. At the high point and to the right, a small woodman’s cottage with curved roof. KSO, heading downhill.
  7. 7.700 m. Path to right leading to Retuerta.  If way is blocked by dogs, KSO along road.
  8. 8.400 m. On the right, road to Retuerta.

 

RETUERTA – COVARRUBIAS. 4.800 m.

  1. ASPHALT. 0 m.  On the right, road to Retuerta.
  2. 400 m. Leave road and RH towards Retuerta, but only as far as the medieval “rollo”.
  3. Dirt path.700 m. At the “rollo”, LH on to path, following the red and white rectangles that indicate a GR (= gran ruta/grande randonnee).
  4. 900 m. 3 –way fork.  KSO, heading uphill.
  5. 1.200 m. Path to left, KSO, still climbing.
  6. 1.900 m. LH. Take the nearer (ie the one to the right) of the two paths to the left and continue on the flat and then downhill on the GR.
  7. 2.200 m. KSO downhill, between vineyards.
  8. 2.500 m. Crossroads, LH..
  9. 2.700 m. Path to left, KSO.
  10. 3.600 m. Merge with path coming from right, KSO.
  11. ASPHALT. 4.300 m. Merge with road coming from left, near first houses in Covarrubias, a medieval town. Inner-city directions : go over bridge and RH in to Paseo Solana, LH through gate in wall to church and KSO to Plaza Rey Chandisvinto, KSO veering right to Plaza de Doña Sancha, then ahead to Plaza de Doña Urraca and Ayuntamiento of Covarrubias, KSO towards right along calle de Monseñor Vargas, KSO and pass through arched gate in wall  (oficina de Turismo), then LH to Glorieta A.R. Rodriguez de Valcarcel, straight along calle Gómes Salazar  and RH in to the road to Mecerreyes.
  12. 4.600 m. Cross the bridge and RH in to Paseo Solana.
  13. 4.800 m. Ayuntamiento of Covarrubias.

 

COVARRUBIAS – MECERREYES. 7.120 m.

  1. ASPHALT. 0 m. Ayuntamiento of Covarrubias. Inner-city directions : go over bridge and RH in to Paseo Solana, LH through gate in wall to church and KSO to Plaza Rey Chandisvinto, KSO veering right to Plaza de Doña Sancha, then ahead to Plaza de Doña Urraca and Ayuntamiento of Covarrubias, KSO towards right along calle de Monseñor Vargas, KSO and pass through arched gate in wall  (oficina de Turismo), then LH to Glorieta A.R. Rodriguez de Valcarcel, straight along calle Gómes Salazar  and RH in to the road to Mecerreyes.
  2. 251 m. Glorieta (= roundabout) of A.R. Rodriguez  de Valcarcel.  KSO towards left.
  3. 593 m. Crossroads  at the BU-901 to Mecerreyes, RH, next to Guardia Civil station.
  4. 6.620 m. Statue of Cid Campeador and first buildings of Mecerreyes. Inner-city directions : KSO towards right, heading up to church and  Ayuntamiento of Mecerreyes, LH in to calle La Plaza ( monument to 350th anniversary of Independencia). Passing this, RH in to first street, then immediately LH, heading downhill.
  5. 6.810 m.  Straight ahead and to right, heading uphill to church.
  6. 7.120 m. Church and Ayuntamiento of Mecerreyes.

 

MECERREYES – HONTORIA DE LA CANTERA. 13.800 m.

  1. ASPHALT. 0 m. Church and Ayuntamiento of Mecerreyes. Inner-city directions : KSO towards right, heading up to church and  Ayuntamiento of Mecerreyes, LH in to calle La Plaza ( monument to 350th anniversary of Independencia). Passing this, RH in to first street, then immediately LH, heading downhill.
  2. 163 m. LH in to calle La Plaza and Independence monument.
  3. 268 m. RH in to first street after monument and then immediately LH.
  4. Dirt path. 415 m. Path to left, last houses of Mecerreyes, KSO.
  5. 000 m. Path to left, KSO.
  6. 000 m. Crossroads, KSO.
  7. 2.770 m. Cross in shape of staggered ‘X’, KSO veering right.
  8. 4.000 m. Crossroads, KSO. Evergreen oaks to right.
  9. 5.310 m. Path to right, KSO between oaks.
  10. 5.430 m. Path to left which then rejoins, KSO, heading downhill.
  11. 5.500 m. Crossroads, KSO towards gate, then follow fence (to your right) for the next 3 Kms.
  12. 8.400 m.  Path to left and gate at end of fence to the right. KSO through a dense wood of oaks and bushes. Take care to avoid snagging your rucksack.
  13. 8.810 m. Path to left that peters out  in field.  KSO on path almost blocked by oaks and bushes.
  14. 9.170 m. Fork amongst the oak-trees, LH.
  15. 9.220 m. Link up with path from left and   emerge from the oak-trees.
  16. ASPHALT. 10.400 m.  T junction at main road, RH.
  17. Dirt path. 11.100 m. Leave road and LH at start of two paths. Take the one going uphill.
  18. 11.300 m. Path to right, KSO heading uphill between oak-trees.
  19. 11.500 Path to right, KSO.
  20. ASPHALT. 13.700 m. First buildings of Hontoria de la Cantera. Inner-city directions : RH in to Calle los Millos, RH in to calle Burgos, KSO to Excelentísima Caritina Liners, RH in to Calle Crucero. From here, RH down to main road; cross it; and at the next fork, take the path on the left.
  21. 13.800 m. Ayuntamiento of Hontoria de la Cantera.

 

HONTORIA DE LA CANTERA – REVILLARRUZ. 6.640 m.

 

  1. ASPHALT. 0 m. Ayuntamiento of Hontoria de la Cantera. Inner-city directions : RH in to Calle los Millos, RH in to calle Burgos, KSO to Excelentísima Caritina Liners, RH in to Calle Crucero. From here, RH down to main road; cross it; and at the next fork, take the path on the left.  
  2. 350 m. Cross main road and KSO on the left of the two paths before you.
  3. 513 m.  Fork, LH next to concrete electricity pylons.
  4. 1.186 m. Path to left, KSO.
  5. 1.440 m. Path to right, KSO.
  6. 1.830 m. Fork. LH (RH heads up hill).
  7. 3.220 m. Crossroads, KSO veering right.
  8. 4.170 m. T junction, LH.
  9. 4.580 m. Crossroads, KSO veering left and uphill.
  10. 5.740 m. Crossroads. KSO towards Revillarruz.
  11. ASPHALT. 6.220 m. Cross disused railway tracks and KSO towards town.
  12. 6.540 m.  First houses in  Revillarruz. Inner-city directions : Plaza Mayor and Ayuntamiento of Revillarruz,  LH in to calle los Huertos, LH in to Calle Real.
  13. 6.640 m. Ayuntamiento of Revillarruz.

REVILLARRUZ – COJÓBAR. 2.860 m.

  1. ASPHALT. 0 m. Ayuntamiento of Revillarruz. Inner-city directions : Plaza Mayor and Ayuntamiento of Revillarruz,  LH in to calle los Huertos, LH in to Calle Real.  
  2. Dirt path. 200 m. Last houses of Revillarruz, RH on to path.
  3. 493 m. Path to right, KSO next to small brick house.
  4. 1.420 m.  T junction, RH over disused railway tracks, then immediately LH and continue, keeping alongside tracks on your left.
  5. 2.400 m. LH, first houses and building plots of Cojobar.  Inner-city directions : straight along calle la Plaza, LH in to calle La Fuente, RH until you reach the main road and RH to join the Via Verde,
  6. 2.700 m. Reach the main road and LH.
  7. 2.860 m. Leave the main road and RH on to the Vía Verde to Burgos.

 

VÍA VERDE  COJOBAR – BURGOS. 14.500 m.

  1. 0 m. Leave the main road and RH on to the Vía Verde to Burgos.
  2. 2.052 m. To your right, the dormitory town of Modubar Emparedada,
  3. 4.663 m. Entrance to unused railway túnnel.
  4. 5.228 m.  Exit from túnnel.
  5. 7.168 m.  On your right, the dormitory town of Cardeladijo.
  6. 10.353 m. Pass under the A-1 motorway.
  7. 11.253 m. Pass under the motorway.
  8. 11.623 m. First houses of  Burgos.
  9. 12.300 m. Leave Via Verde shortly before site of former main railway station of Burgos, at calle Santa Dorotea  . Inner-city directions : KSO along calle del Carmen, RH in to Avenida de Palencia and KSO 100 m., then LH over bridge across river and RH in to Paseo de la Isla. KSO for 300-400 m., then LH (follow signs) to Cathedral main square. With your back to the cathedral, head diagonally right across plaza to steps, RH up these and RH on to calle Fernan Gonzalez.
  10.  KSO 200 m. to albergue de peregrinos “Los Cubos”, on your left.

 

BURGOS. The RUTA DE LA LANA joins the CAMINO FRANCÉS after  382,860 m.