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7, Footpath for Lumbreras and its hamlets

  • 3 h 15 min
  • 11.7 km

Lumbreras (00 min) The footpath starts at the church square. Turn right and continue straight, leaving the road to El Horcajo on the left. You will reach the meadow of Las Matas down a paved path. Cross the gate and, among oaks, walk through the meadow until you reach the Cañada Ancha Stream. Cañada Ancha Stream (45 min) From here you can go to San Andrés if you take the footpath on the right after a steep slope, instead of crossing the stream. You will reach a hill that will lead the descent to the village, where you can visit the Ethnographic museum. From San Andrés you can go to El Perrón by crossing Campo La Cruz and also continue the footpath of the Iregua Roman Road to Piqueras. On the main itinerary, cross the footbridges over the Cañada Ancha Stream and take the footpath to the left that goes up the El Perrón stream until it reaches a site with an old rebuilt shack. El Perrón Shack (1 h) To continue, go upstream until you reach a trough, where you leave the valley, and ascend a hill range that leads you to a hill. From here, descend to the village of El Horcajo, which you access by a beautiful path lined with aspens. El Horcajo (1 h 40 min) From this village, the most elevated city centre of the region (1,300 m), the path leaves the road and advances to the right among old croplands and young oak woods. After leaving the footpath that goes to the La Pellejera fountain, you arrive at the vantage point of La Pinilla, that was populated in the past. From here you will have a good view of Lumbreras and the Cebollera Mountains. Cross a stream and, after a smooth descent, you will reach El Hoyo. El Hoyo (2 h 40 min) Currently, El Hoyo is composed by several pens and some derelict mansions. From here there are two options to complete the itinerary. One through Iruelas, that runs on the hillside among oaks and abandoned croplands. The other option is to descend next to stone walls to Fuente Vadillos and then ascend a hillock from which you can see Lumbreras. Go down again to cross the Valle Stream, where it flows into the Iruelas. A steep slope among brushwood leads you to Lumbreras to end the hike. Lumbreras (3 h 15 min) End of the hike. This footpath allows you to carry out different circular hikes with variable length. The one that starts and ends in San Andrés, passing by the El Perrón shack, is 4.7 km long. The other is 4 km long and starts and ends in Lumbreras, passing by El Hoyo. The longer itinerary can be shortened at El Horcajo, by returning to Lumbreras by road.



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Puntos de interés


7 footpaths between 3.7 and 14.2 miles long (2 to 7 hours)

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 or 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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