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Cidacos Green Trail

Stage 2, Arnedo - Arnedillo

  • 4 h 45 min
  • 13.5 km

From the bridge of the LR-123 road over the Cidacos River, take the green trail next to the river towards the back of the School A. Delgado Calvete. When you reach the Cidacos Park, the route is not considered green trail, so you must continue on the path next to the river in the park. At the end of the promenade, you will cross the channel of a gully over a small wood bridge. Here, the signs start again and the trail runs on a path that travels the left bank of the Cidacos River. In two kilometres, on the left of the path, there appears a modern footbridge that allows access to the Vico Monastery on a high river terrace. From the monastery you can access the beginning of another marked route included in the Footpath Network of La Rioja: Footpath of the Vico Hill. Leave this detour and follow the path straight. After about 300 metres, it starts separating from the river to join the original outline of the old trail that comes from Arnedo. The shared stretch with cars starts here. It is about a kilometre long until you reach a bridge over the Higuerri Ravine. The trail passes next to Herce where you find a fountain and a restored building of the old town station. After Herce, the green trail crosses a wide orchard meadow and a bridge over the Cidacos River. From here, the path goes towards the right river bank of the flood plain and slowly ascends over it. At Santa Eulalia, it crosses the road to Préjano and, when it reaches the fluvial terrace, it runs along some trenches. At the end of the trenches, there is a road crossing on the left where you can take the detour to Préjano. After the crossroads to Préjano, you will find the old Santa Eulalia railroad stop next to the road, which currently has a particular use. From here, the green trail runs next to the LR-382 road, crossing it in three occasions. It is important to pay attention to the safety signs. In this stretch there is a viewpoint on a hill that allows to have great views of the Cidacos Valley, the Peñas de Arnedillo and the alignment of the Santa Eulalia Cliffs. Near Peñas de Arnedillo the trail runs parallel to the LR-115 and, in the narrowest area, it crosses a bridge over the Cidacos River and enters the last tunnel that leads to Arnedillo, where the green trail ends. At the end of this town there is an old station that nowadays is part of the municipal pools building.



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 ...


Old Herce train station

Old Santa Eulalia train station


Arnedillo is a municipality within the autonomous region of La Rioja. It is in the Lower Rioja region, just a few kilometres from Arnedo, between the Hez and Peñalmonte mountain ranges. The River Cidacos crosses the municipality. The area is well-known for its natural thermal baths that contain hot water filtered from deep down in the earth. This water is used by the spa which is on the right-hand bank of the river on the outskirts of the town. Santa Eulalia Somera is a district just 5 km from A ...



  • Green Trail posters

Puntos de interés



Natural values

Transitional area from the fertile lowland of the Cidacos River to the mountains, with a landscape progressing from cultivated land with vegetable plots and aspens to the harsh crags in the Arnedillo mountains, nesting location of the largest colony of vultures in La Rioja. Next to the river, there is also an interesting series of river cliffs — of sandstone and conglomerate rock — between Herce and Arnedo, providing a unique landscape and an important habitat for rock-nesting birds. The last stretch of this route enters the land under the Natura 2000 network (Mounts Arnedillo, Peñalmonte and Isasa), which comprises both the SPAB (Special Protection Area for Birds) and the SCI (Site of Community Importance) previously designated with the same denomination.

Información turística

Interesting website:
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