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5, Pajares footpath

  • 7 h 25 min
  • 23.7 km

Villoslada (00 min) In front of the court wall, take the path that starts at the other side of the road and that crosses a gate. Go up on the hillside following the Iregua River course among holly trees and oaks. From the path, at the other side of the river, you can see the Santa María Chapel and the camping. After a bridge with two gates over the Las Rameras Stream, you will reach a trail. Las Rameras Trail (55 min) Cross a trail to ascend some rocks. From there, turn left to ascend among Scots pines and beeches. Cross a trail and continue in the same direction towards the La Romanizosa Fountain. When you arrive at the crossroads, turn left and ascend to Alto del Achicharre. Alto del Achicharre (2 h) The path continues among clearings and pine forests, in the shade of Collado del Aspa and Cueva Grande. Descend the route in the pine forest to the left until you reach flowing water. Turn left to reach the Majadal del Ófilo. Pass the gate and, a little further on, you will find the trail that leads up the hill. Hill (3 h 35 min) The path descends across the Valley of the Lumbreras River, that carries its water to the Pajares Reservoir. After 5 minutes, leave the path and take a route on the left. After passing the source of the Rulaga Stream, cross two fire lanes. The path enters the Pyrenean oak forest and exits next to the reservoir house, above the dam. Pajares Dam (5 h 5 min) The trail that ascends on the left crosses a forest where the birches stand out. Cross a cattle grid and continue on the left until you reach the N-111. After walking 20 metres down the road shoulder, go up a path with a gate and cross the Los Mojes Stream. After passing another gate, turn left and continue on a hillside path until you reach the path that leads to the La Nava Lake. La Nava (6 h 25 min) This meadow surrounded by pine trees, an old stopping place during the times of the Mesta, accumulates water during rain and thaw seasons. When you arrive at some rocks, the path coincides with the stretch of the Roman road from Iregua to Villoslada. Villoslada (7 h 25 min) End of the hike.



Lomos de Orio Chapel

Pajares Reservoir

La Nava lake

La Nava lake



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Natural values

Extensively-wooded mountain area. The footpath crosses wide extensions of Scots pine, Pyrenean oak, beech, meadows and riverbanks next to the Iregua, as well as open spaces on the hills, habitat of the endangered grey partridge. It also crosses an interesting area, with patches of birch trees growing on peaty land. Apart from being a Natural Park, this area is included within the land under the Natura 2000 network (Mountain ranges of Demanda, Urbión, Cebollera and Cameros), which comprises both the SPAB (Special Protection Area for Birds) and the SCI (Site of Community Importance) previously designated with that same denomination.

Información turística

Natural Park Interpretative Centre. Villoslada de Cameros. Phone 941 468216 Fax 941 468224

Transhumance Centre. Venta de Piqueras N-111, km 272. Phone 941 468216 Fax 941 468224

Patchwork Centre. Villoslada de Cameros. Phone 941 468068 / 941 468174

Ethnographic Museum. San Andrés, Lumbreras hamlet. Phone 941 468025 / 941 468245

Cameros El Hórreo Tourist Office. Pradillo. Phone 941 462151



Restaurante Corona. Bar, restaurant. Phone 941 468005
Posada Hoyos de Iregua. Restaurant, accommodation. Phone 941 468273 / 666 413 481
Camping Site Los Cameros 1st Category Road to the Lomos de Orio Chapel, km 3. Phone 941 747021. Bar, restaurant Phone 941 747081
Rural House El Quemao. Accommodation. Phone 941 468242 / 647 958 241
Rural House Sancho Viejo. Accommodation; for rent in full. Mobile 608 571 348 / 647 571 348
Rural House Casa del Viejo Ayuntamiento. Accommodation; for rent in full. Mobile 629 077 004
Rural House La Media Legua. For rent in full o by the room. Mobile 659 908 306


Venta de Piqueras. Next to road N-111, km 272. Bar, restaurant, accommodation. Phone 941 468144

Albergue El Asilo. Accommodation, leisure and nature activities, rental of climbing and sports equipment. Phone 941 468262 / 666 252 798
Rural House Casa Isabel. Accommodation. Phone 941 468088 / 679 830 248 / 941 204182
Rural House Casa Arca. Accommodation; for rent in full. Phone 941 228074 / 689 589 023


Petrol station (Villanueva de Cameros). Phone 941 462308
Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Closed on Saturdays, Sundays and holidays.

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