Stage 5, Lumbreras - Puerto de Piqueras
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This stage coincides with the last part of a marked route of the Natural Park of the Cebollera Mountains: the Roman Road Footpath, that has the same route between Villoslada and Puerto de Piqueras. Leave the centre of Lumbreras on the forest trail that coincides with the old path to the village of San Andrés and that passes next to some cattle warehouses. You will reach a small stream, after which you will enter the meadow through a gate. Continue down a by-path among oaks, that become bigger and bigger, and cross a pontoon bridge and a wood bridge with stone buttresses over the Cañada Ancha Stream. Afterwards you will start ascending more steeply on a path of flat stone until you reach the Alto de San Andrés. From there, you will exit the meadow through another gate and descend to the village of San Andrés next to a two pipe fountain. Once in San Andrés, from the Ethnographic museum go down the Calzada Real. Leave the church on the right and continue down the street until you reach the connection with the national road. Cross the road and descend a few metres down a route with a metal handrail. Cross the wood bridge over the Piqueras River. The path ascends slightly parallel to the river and crosses the ravines of Revillosa and Amenamen with stone cubes and a bridge. When you reach a wood bridge, cross the Piqueras River again to be on the right riverside. Go up among pines until you reach Venta de Piqueras, after crossing a wood bridge over the river again. From here, go behind the transept that dominates the plain and start ascending among pines and beeches following the wide cattle route. After going up the cattle route, when the forest starts disappearing, you will arrive at Puerto de Piqueras, at a height of 1,768 metres. From here you can see a great view of the mountains of the Iberian System from La Rioja and Soria, and of the Roman path towards Numancia.
Lumbreras is a municipality in the autonomous region of La Rioja. It is in the south of the region, bordering the province of Soria. The municipality is surrounded by the Sierra de Cebollera Natural Park. There are three villages within the municipality: Lumbreras, which is the municipality's main village, San Andrés and El Horcajo. In addition, Lumbreras and San Andrés have taken in the residents of the old village of Pajares, which had to be abandoned due to floods when the Pajares Reservoir was built. The municipality comprises the La Dehesa Lastornal Mountain (12,000 Ha), the Dehesa Las Matas Mountain (550 Ha) and the Terrazas Mountain (500 Ha), which are all part of the Sierra de Cebollera Natural Park together with the municipality of Villoslada de Cameros.
-Location: It is part of the district of Torrecilla en Cameros. It is one of the autonomous region's largest municipalities and it borders the province of Soria. It extends along the River Piqueras and its tributaries and they form a narrow valley, which climbs up towards the Cebollera Mountains.
-Area: 141.99 km2.
-Height: 1,115 metres.
-Populated areas, neighbourhoods or villages: El Horcajo, Pajares and San Andrés.
-Economy: The main activities in these villages are livestock farming and forestry. As the economy of these villages is weak, residents emigrate to the region's capital city and the remaining population is therefore elderly.
Puerto de Piqueras (5611 feet)
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