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Cidacos Green Trail

Stage 1, Calahorra - Arnedo

  • 6 h 30 min
  • 20.8 km

The green trail starts in the western side of the Cidacos Park, where a paved path parallel to the Cidacos River starts towards the highway. Before passing under the N-232 road and the A-68 highway, there is a stretch shared with the cars, that is used to access the orchards and estates of the area. This stretch ends in a small picnic area where you can find the remains of an aqueduct that brought water from La Hez Mountains to the Roman city of Calagurris. From here, the trail runs parallel to the LR-134 road. In this stretch it is important to pay attention to the great number of path crossings, appropriately marked, that cross it. The trail moves slowly away from the road, following the Yasa del Arco, and after a long straight stretch it crosses over a bridge and it approaches the LR-282 road. After about 6 km of green trail, you will reach a picnic area with a fountain, where you will find the old train stop of the Livillos River. The path continues parallel to the LR-282 road. After 4 km, before entering Autol, cross the road and continue on a stretch shared with cars that runs through an industrial park but does not enter the town. You will reach the picnic area of the old station of Autol, where you will find another fountain. After this area, the path passes next to the pools of the wastewater treatment plant of Autol and goes into the Gollizo Tunnel, 575 metres long and artificially illuminated. The exit of the tunnel coincides with the crossing over the road of Autol to Quel (LR-115) and there is again a stretch shared with vehicles, that runs next to the orchards of the Cidacos river bed. At the entrance of Quel, the trail turns left and crosses the town by a promenade next to the river. After leaving the pools behind, return to the original path of the old trail that comes from the Quel and that goes through the Cidacos meadow to Arnedo. To avoid the urban area of this town, after passing behind a gas station at the entrance of Arnedo, the trail turns abruptly left and follows the orchard access paths. On this path you will reach the bridge of the LR-123 road that goes from Arnedo to Villarroya. Pass under it and you will arrive at the beginning of the Cidacos Park.



Calahorra is a Spanish city in the autonomous region of La Rioja and part of the Lower Rioja area. The population in 2012 was 30,000 according to data from the Spanish national statistics institute (INE). The town measures 91.41 km² and the population density is 264.9 inhabitants /km². The city holds the titles of Very Noble, Very Loyal and Loyal City. Since the 4th and 5th centuries, it has been the diocesan headquarters of Calahora, which in the past extended all the way to the Bay of Biscay. ...


Stop at river Livillos


Autol is a municipality within the autonomous region of La Rioja. There are around 5,000 inhabitants and it is one of the largest towns in La Rioja behind the region's main cities. Autol is 458 metres above sea level and the left-bank of the River Cidacos crosses the area. Here the river meets the northern point of the Yerga Mountains and is forced to meander around Autol's town centre.-Location: It is part of the district of Calahorra. To the north it borders with Calahorra along the Agudos Mou ...



Quel is a municipality in the autonomous region of La Rioja. It is part of the Lower Rioja district and the sub-district of Arnedo. According to the 2006 census, the population is 1,986. The municipality covers 54.78 km2 and it's population density is 36.25 inhabitants per kilometre. Quel's castle crowns the town and has always done so. Not for nothing does the name Quel come from the Arab word Qalat, meaning 'castle'. With the rugged hill and the castle's remains behind, the town opens out onto ...



The city of Arnedo is in the Lower Rioja region of La Rioja and has a population of 14,548. The River Cidacos runs through the municipality. The city's economy centres on the shoe industry. The name Arnedo possibly comes from the Latin Arenetum, collective noun for sand.-Location:It is part of the district of Arnedo.-Area: 86.8 km2.-Height: 550 metres.-Populated areas, neighbourhoods or villages: Turruncún.-Economy: Arendo is one of the most prosperous towns in La Rioja. Industrial activity is h ...



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Natural values

Valley of the Cidacos River with a landscape dotted with Mediterranean-style dry land crops, such as olive trees, almond trees and grapevines, and shrubs that have adapted to dry soils containing salt and gypsum, with species such as the albardine (Lygeum spartium). Next to the river, you can find vegetable plots and copses with black and silver poplar. Also, from Autol onwards, there is an interesting series of conglomerate rock and sandstone cliffs, of great interest for rock-nesting birds.

Información turística

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Victoria. 941 380 100
Virrey. 941 380 150
Spa Arnedillo. 941 394 000
El Molino del Cidacos. 941 394 063
El Olivar. 941 394 075
Hospedería Las Pedrosas. 941 394 401
Madorrán. 941 394 004
Parras. 941 394 034
Parador Marco Fabio Quintiliano. 941 130 358
Ciudad de Calahorra. 941 147 434
Chef Nino. 941 133 104
Zenit. 941 147 952
Teresa. 941 130 332
Área de Calahorra. 941 146 346
La Tahona. 941 396 066
La Posada del Laurel. 941 399 044
La Solana. 941 399 108
Peñalba. 941 394 089
La Gloria. 941 394 197
Cano. 941 384 399
Teresa. 941 394 065
Posada Santa Rita. 941 396 071