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8 Routes of Hiking in Burgos to get excited

 

To speak of hiking in the province of Burgos is to speak of narrow gorges, of winding and deep valleys excavated in wide plains by untiring rivers, it is to speak of high mountains, in short it is to speak of true natural monuments that undoubtedly come to add to the important history and culture that Burgos already puts at the disposal of those who dare to visit it.

 

Given the amplitude of the territory and the great contrast that this land has along its four sides only 8 Routes of Hiking in Burgos to get excited are few for those who would be worthy of entering this small selection. The Sierra de La Demanda, the river Ebro, the Obarenes Mountains... the regions of Arlanza, Páramos, Las Merindades... among many other corners of Burgos, offer us a great variety of routes through beautiful and spectacular landscapes or through important sites and treasures of the cultural heritage of this land.

 

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These are the hiking routes in Burgos that we propose

 

With this small selection of 8 Routes of Hiking in Burgos to get excited we would like to bring you closer to this province of Castilla y León where you will be able to discover and to cross narrow gorges, to lean out to vertiginous viewpoints, to ascend wild mountains or to enter in dense forests, true natural jewels of Burgos.

 

Jump of the Nervión

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The Natural Monument of Mount Santiago is undoubtedly one of these jewels that Burgos treasures. Bordering the Basque Country, it is home to one of the most spectacular and unique waterfalls on the peninsula. A simple route crosses the leafy beech forest that populates these mountains, home to wolves in the past, without anything to make us wait for the aerial viewpoint that awaits us. The Nervión River flows through a complex karstic system which, when saturated by rain or melting ice, causes the water to resurface on the surface and then precipitate into the void.

 

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Difficulty: Low

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Total Time: 1:50 h

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Total Distance: 6,7 Km

 

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Gorge of Mataviejas

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The Sabinares del Arlanza, one of the largest and best preserved in the world, is the home chosen among many other species by the griffon vulture. The river has transformed the soft landscape of the plain giving rise to the Gorge of Mataviejas, a surprising natural spot enhanced by the legends and the history it holds. Battles, important monasteries, ancient traditions and gastronomic references surround this entertaining route in the very heart of the region.

 

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Difficulty: Low

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Total Time: 1:20 h

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Total Distance: 5,6 Km

 

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Path of the Ventanón

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The region of Las Merindades by itself is a clear exponent of the natural and scenic wealth of Burgos, without forgetting of course the cultural and historical. Castles, old monasteries and well-kept villages, which in many cases still preserve their medieval character, are added to true works of art of nature, such as those found in the Natural Monument of Ojo Guareña. The importance of the caves and the curious formations found here attract a large number of hikers, tourists, mountaineers...

 

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Difficulty: Medium

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Total Time: 2:40 h

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Total Distance: 10,4 Km

 

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Ascent of San Millán Peak

Ascensión al Pico San Millán

 

Franqueada by the Iberian System, the Cantabrian Mountains, the Basque Mountains and the Central System, Burgos is land of mountains and the top of the San Millán Peak with its 2131 m is its maximum altitude. There are several routes that ascend to this summit, one of the queens of the Mountain range of La Demanda and several also its difficulties. Barbadillo de Herreros to the south or Santa Cruz del Valle de Urbión for its spectacular north face are the most common starting points to crown this mythical mountain of Burgos.

 

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Difficulty: Remarkable

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Total Time: 6:30 h

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Total Distance: 14,4 Km

 

Gorge of the river Purón

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Bordering the Mount Obarenes San Zadornil Natural Park and entering the Valderejo Natural Park in Alava, we find this narrow gorge chosen some time ago as an unbeatable retreat by sanctified hermits in search of peace and serenity that even today provide the verticality of its walls and the tireless flow of the river. Whoever follows this hiking route is observed from above by the birds that live here, at the same time as trying to imagine the ancient splendour of the ruined places through which it passes. 

 

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Difficulty: Moderate

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Total Time: 3:10 h

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Total Distance: 10,4 Km

 

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The Yecla

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Few gorges as rugged and narrow as the gorge of La Yecla can be crossed as easily as this one, as long as the ice does not take possession of the footbridges that furrow it, in which case the spectacle is amplified even more than the difficulty to visit it. The proximity to the well-known Santo Domingo de Silos Monastery and the singularity of the natural space to which it belongs make it an obligatory stop for nature lovers and for those who come to the area doing tourism.

 

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Difficulty: Low

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Total Time: 0:20 h

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Total Distance: 1,4 Km

 

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Path of the Neila Lagoons

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From the intense glacier activity that occurred millions of years ago in the mountains of the Iberian System have come to our days worn glacier circuses such as those that host the Neila Lakes. Negra, Cascada, Tejera, Haedillo, Larga, Pardillas, Patos and Brava, are just some of these lagoons of glacial origin that meet at the foot of the peaks of more than 2000 m that surround them. A spectacular group of lagoons that together with the varied ecosystem that surrounds them form the Natural Park of the Neila Glacier Lagoons.

 

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Difficulty: Medium

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Total Time: 3:45 h

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Total Distance: 8 Km

 

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The Blue Well

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Burgos is not only what we can see in daylight, it also has an important and extensive underground network, full of endless and wonderful galleries, some of them world famous. The Natural Park of the Sickles of the High Ebro and Rudron not only treasures landscapes of great beauty or villages and places of great cultural value, it also found one of the most important caves in the world for underwater speleology, yet to explore in its entirety, and is hidden behind a small well of intense colors. 

 

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Difficulty: Low

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Total Time: 0:20 h

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Total Distance: 1,4 Km

 

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Whether for family or children's hiking in Burgos, whether for experienced hikers and mountaineers or to enjoy quiet walks as part of our tourist getaway, 8 Walking Routes in Burgos to get excited can be an excellent starting point for discovering this land and how much it has to offer. Our selection can undoubtedly be expanded with a large number of routes and places that all passionate about hiking and nature will miss in it, but not by their absence cease to be worthy of our visit.

 

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