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La Rioja mountain ranges footpath (GR-93)

Stage 4, Anguiano - Ortigosa de Cameros

  • 6 h 43 min
  • 17.92 km

Anguiano (00 min) Start at the end of the road’s parking area, cross the road and go to the left up a street until you turn right down the first path. After crossing a gate, turn to take another path on the left and continue on a livestock route next to a fence. After a while, the steep route leads into a beech grove that covers the shaded part of the ravine and it becomes wider and smoother, allowing you to access a hill where you find another trail. Hill (52 min) Great view of Anguiano and Peña Reló. Take the trail that goes up and into a beech grove and, when the grove ends, the trail crosses the limestone cliffs of Congosto. After passing some pens, you arrive at a fountain on the right. Congosto Fountain (1 h 10 min) Follow the trail until you arrive at an abandoned pen and continue straight until you reach the trail again. Ascend a quite steep slope at the end of the river bed. Cross a by-path and then another one and, after a steep zigzag, you arrive at a hill. From this hill, by going north, you can access a promontory from which you can see a panoramic view of the Najerilla Basin and the Ebro Valley. Continue climbing along the rocks and beeches that lead to the Gimeno Valley until you reach another hillock. Hill (1 h 30 min) Cross the hill among rocks and slightly descend the hillside between a young beech grove and a high moor. After a small crossing, enter a beech grove and continue descending smoothly until you reach a stream. Regatillo Stream (1 h 52 min) Wade across the stream and enter a by-path that steeply zigzags to ascend until it reaches a plain where it goes into a trail on the right. Continue straight through a beech grove until you reach a gate. Collado de la Mohosa (2 h 05 min) It divides the waters between the Najerilla and the Iregua Rivers at 1,298 m. After crossing the fence, continue in the direction of the path until you reach a by-path among beeches that begins the descent towards Nieva. After about 10 minutes it becomes a path and has a steeper slope before arriving at a stream. Before this, cross a by-path. Continue until you reach the stream. Stream (2 h 33 min) Wade across the stream and take a hillside path where the beeches become oaks. Slowly the path descends, sometimes between steep banks. After crossing a milestone, the path descends more steeply. After an area of wild cherries, you reach a clearing where the path goes slightly to the right between hazelnut trees to lead into a pasture area. Down a hillside you arrive at an incline over a stream, where you turn right to descend in parallel until you reach a forest trail after a brief zigzag. Trail (2 h 47 min) When you reach the trail, turn left. You arrive at another trail to continue descending in parallel to the Trampal Stream. Ignore the trail on the left and you will arrive at a crossing where the stream joins the Castejón Stream. Castejón Stream (3 h 10 min) You can see the Nieva Castle at the end. Continue in the direction you were walking in, ignoring the trail on the right. After ignoring a path on the left, cross a cattle grid and, after crossing a quarry, you arrive at a road crossing. Path to Nieva (3 h 25 min) Cross a bridge and take the trail on the right that ascends to Nieva. It is impossible to miss. You arrive to the first houses where, after turning right, you reach the Plácido Villanueva square, next to a church. Nieva de Cameros (3 h 45 min) Exit the square by the main street towards the road that leads into Nieva. At the beginning of the road, turn right and take the trail that passes next to the Chapel of La Soledad, which you surround to descend towards the road. Road (4 h) Turn right and, after 500 m, exit on the right and enter a trail.



Anguiano is a municipality in the Upper Rioja area of the autonomous region of La Rioja, Spain. There are three neighbourhoods in this town: Mediavilla, Eras and Cuevas. Mediavilla is the largest and houses the town hall, the San Andrés parish Church and many nobles' houses. Livestock farming is the traditional activity in the Cuevas neighbourhood, which houses the San Pedro Church. The River Najerilla separates Cuevas from Mediavilla and the two are connected by the Madre de Dios bridge. Eras i ...


Nieva de Cameros

Nieva de Cameros is a municipality in the autonomous region of La Rioja, in the basin formed by the River Iregua and in the district of Camero Viejo. It is 41 km from Logroño along the N-111 road (towards Soria), in the heart of the Cameros Mountains. Residents mainly farm, particularly animals (cattle, horses and sheep), but they also grow enough food for their own consumption (green beans, chard, courgettes, lettuce, etc.). There are many paths and routes that can be taken from this small vill ...

Nieva de Cameros

El Rasillo

This is a mountainous municipality that has been farmed for years. It was a village belonging to Ortigosa until 1817. Now it is a tourist village between the reservoir and the mountain. -Surrounding area: The Romanesque San Mamés Chapel, which was rebuilt in 1815. Inside the chapel there is a small Baroque altarpiece in the chancel with a Baroque image of San Mamés. The González Lacasa Reservoir is home to the nautical club where you can do various sports and go trout fishing. Mountain walks. Th ...

El Rasillo

Ortigosa de Cameros

The area was settled in prehistoric times. It's name is mentioned in Fernán González's oath. The town was linked to the Manriques until 1450, then to the dukes of Nájera. In 1781 it became a free town, coinciding with the extraordinary boom in Ortigosa and the growth of the Mesta, which was an association of sheep herders, and the bread making industry. During the 19th and 20th centuries, there were great losses due to emigration. Those Spaniards that had emigrated and made a success of their li ...

Ortigosa de Cameros


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Natural values

Mountain area with a good cover of beech trees, interspersed with Portuguese oakwoods on limestone soils and Pyrenean oakwoods on acid soils. On the stretch around El Rasillo, the footpath comes close to the extensive masses of natural Scots pines near this village. In the scrubland which can be found along the route, there are needle furze, heather and box shrubs. All 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 the same denomination.

Información turística

Hotel Valdevenados. 941 377 021
Rural House Casa Llaría. 941 377 025
Hostel Isla. 941 377 070 / 341 377 175
Ortigosa de Cameros
Rural House El Encinar. 941 462 012 / 677 674 207
Rural House Casa Maza. 941 462 331 / 669 694 349
Rural House La Hoz del Enciendo. 941 462 177 / 637 155 245
Hospedería Señorío de la Murada. 941 462 120
Apartments El Frontón. 941 462 092
Hostel Las Grutas. 941 462 027

La Cañada. 941 745 003
La Herradura. 941 317 151
Hotel Valdevenados. 941 377 085
Ortigosa de Cameros
Las Grutas. 941 462 034
El Rasillo
Cameros. 941 462 121
Sailing Club. 941 462 174