Stage 5, Lumbreras - Puerto de Piqueras
- 4 h 50 min
- 10.8 km
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 w ...
Venta de Piqueras
Puerto de Piqueras (5611 feet)
- Stage 1, Viguera - Torrecilla en Cameros
- Stage 2a, Alternative 1, Pradillo - Villanueva Variant
- Stage 2a, Alternative 2, Almarza Bridge - Pradillo - Montemediano Variant
- Stage 3, Ortigosa de Cameros - Villoslada de Cameros
- Stage 4, Villoslada de Cameros - Lumbreras
- Stage 5, Lumbreras - Puerto de Piqueras
- Purple and white markers
Mountain area with forested sections interspersed by farmland. Around Lumbreras and San Andrés, there are plenty of pastures and wet meadows, Pyrenean oak within the Las Matas meadow and open land with Genista florida broom bushes. At the source of the Piqueras River, there are large Scots pine forests, beech groves on the North-facing hillsides and small patches of Pyrenean oak. This area is part of the Cebollera Mountain Range Natural Park, as well as 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.
Rural House Casa Isabel. 941 468 088 / 941 204 182
Rural House Casa Arca. 689 589 023
Tourist Hostel El Asilo. 941 468 262 / 666 252 798
Hostal Venta de Piqueras. 941 468 144
Venta de Piqueras. 941 468 144