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Did you know that... the Estate of Ribavellosa

 

It is located in the municipality of Almarza de Cameros, in the Los Cameros mountain range in La Rioja, to the southwest of Ribavellosa mountain, on the right bank of the Iregua river. Although there are no written references to Ribavellosa until the 15th century, when it was bought next to the towns of Torres and Luezas by the fourth lord of Los Cameros, there are signs, in the area, of human settlements since the Neolithic. In the 18th century, according to the census of the Count of Aranda, there was in the place a small village called Villa de Ribavellosa de Cameros. At that time the mount of Ribavellosa belonged to the Count of Hervias, to the Duke of Abrantes and to the community of nuns of the monastery of Cañas, later becoming the possession of one of the great lordships of the area, the Sáenz de Tejada family.

Estate of Ribavellosa

A little more history

 

In the 20th century, the small village, Estate of Ribavellosa, with its cultivated land and pastures for the cattle that were raised here, was bought to be used for social purposes, thinking of establishing a hospital centre for tuberculosis patients, but various circumstances led to the project being abandoned and finally used as a children's colony and summer residence. The facilities, originally made of wood, were improved in terms of equipment and infrastructure and the building known today as La Colonia was built, with a swimming pool, fronton, soccer fields, etc. Years later, another building was erected that included a chapel, an assembly hall and a multipurpose hall, and another building, the Residence. 

Estate of Ribavellosa, La Rioja

To discover, what to do in the Estate of Ribavellosa?

 

The Estate of Ribavellosa is a place of great ecological value as well as having an exceptional scenic beauty. The Finca, which was taken over by the Autonomous Body National Parks, retains most of the facilities. It is a good place for family hiking, children and adults alike can enjoy this environment that lends itself to excursions and hiking activities in family through its well signposted trails where, if you pay a little attention, you can discover the traces left by its inhabitants, squirrels, roe deer, deer.... while enjoying the different colours that its pines, beeches, holm oaks, junipers... paint each season of the year, all accompanied by the gratifying musicality of the song of the birds that have made the place their timeless habitat.

Estate of Ribavellosa, La Rioja

Traditions

 

In the lands of the Estate, the agricultural and livestock activity of the old village of Ribavellosa changed the forest landscapes turning them into pastures, cultivated lands and open forests. Nowadays, the repopulation of the land, carried out in the middle of the XX century, with wild pine, kermes oak and fir, among which emerge the autochthonous species that once covered the slopes of the Ribavellosa mountain, have changed it again recovering for the place its traditional biodiversity.

 

Curiosities

 

The Estate of Ribavellosa, in which there is no urban nucleus and whose access road leads directly to a group of buildings where you can find the car parks, the old "Edificio de la Colonia", the "Edificio de la Residencia" and a third building of Multiple Uses, in addition to sports facilities and playgrounds, is included within the Special Conservation Zone of Community Importance (ZECIC) of Sierras of la Demanda, Urbión, Cebollera and Cameros, and designated ZEPA, Special Protection Zone for Birds, and LIC, Places of Community Interest. In Pascual Madoz's Diccionario Geográfico-Estadístico-Histórico de España (Geographical-Statistical-Historical Dictionary of Spain) Ribavellosa is cited as: "a place situated on a small plain at the foot of the Sierra de Cameros that enjoys good ventilation, and climate, although somewhat cold, healthy, with good oak, beech and holm oak trees".

Estate of Ribavellosa, La Rioja

Useful information for visiting the Estate of Ribavellosa

 

  • The Ribavellosa estate is open every day of the week from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • On Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays from April to September the opening hours are from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • The Visitors Centre is only open on weekends and the telephone number for further information is 941 747 020. 
  • Finca de Ribavellosa is closed from mid-December to mid-February.

 

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Get to Ribavellosa

 

At the Estate of Ribavellosa we arrive following the N-111 that joins Logroño and Soria. It is on this road, near Torrecilla in Cameros, where you will find the signposted detour that leads to this spot in La Rioja.

 

Once there

 

In the facilities, where the Visitors' Centre is located, you will find ample parking areas.

 

 

 

 


SENDITUR is not responsible for any variation in the information described as well as the misuse of its guides and recommends that everyone be responsible and prudent in carrying out the activity. Likewise, we invite you to document yourself with books and specialized guides to complement the information described. From the commitment of SENDITUR with Nature and the respect to the balance of the environment, SENDITUR urges you to travel in a responsible way, with low environmental impact and respecting at all times the Natural, Cultural and Social environment wherever you go. For any suggestion, SENDITUR invites you to send an email to

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Difficulty-Medium

Difficulty-MediumGreen difficulty category, level 3. Excursions of moderate distance and unevenness, not overcoming either great distances or unevenness.

Ancient Path

Almarza de Cameros, La Rioja

  • FLORA AND FAUNA
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1:45 h.5.2 km.

Ancient Path
Difficulty-Low

Difficulty-LowGreen difficulty category, level 2. Short walks, with little unevenness and without difficulties.

Path of the Pinewood

Almarza de Cameros, La Rioja

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1:35 h.5 km.

Path of the Pinewood
Difficulty-Medium

Difficulty-MediumCategory of difficulty green, level 3. Excursions of moderate distance and level difference, not overcoming even large distances or slopes.

Link GR 93 GR 190 Ortigosa de Cameros-Rock Hincada

Ortigosa de Cameros, La Rioja

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1:35 h.5.6 km.

Link GR 93 GR 190 Ortigosa de Cameros-Rock Hincada
Difficulty-Low

Difficulty-LowGreen difficulty category, level 2. Short walks, with little unevenness and without difficulties.

Viewpoint of Leza River Canyon

Soto en Cameros, La Rioja

  • PATHS
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  • NATURAL HERITAGE
  • 1

1:20 h.4.6 km.

Viewpoint of Leza River Canyon
Difficulty-Moderate

Difficulty-ModerateRed difficulty category, level 1. More demanding courses, either because they are longer, more uneven or have a specific difficulty.

Path of the Neveras

Sojuela, La Rioja

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  • CULTURAL HERITAGE
  • 1

3:50 h.14 km.

Path of the Neveras
Difficulty-Moderate

Difficulty-ModerateRed difficulty category, level 1. More demanding courses, either because they are longer, more uneven or have a specific difficulty.

GR 93 Section 3 Anguiano-Ortigosa de Cameros

Anguiano, La Rioja

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4:55 h.17.4 km.

GR 93 Section 3 Anguiano-Ortigosa de Cameros
Difficulty-Medium

Difficulty-MediumGreen difficulty category. Level 3.Excursions of moderate distance and unevenness, not exceeding either great distances or unevenness.

Waterfalls of Bridge Ra

Villoslada de Cameros, La Rioja

  • PATHS
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  • CULTURAL HERITAGE
  • NATURAL HERITAGE
  • SNOW
  • 2

3:35 h.12.2 km.

Waterfalls of Bridge Ra
Difficulty-Remarkable

Difficulty-RemarkableRed difficulty category, level 2. Routes with large slopes or important distances, which require good physical preparation.

Climb to Cebollera from Lomos de Orio

Villoslada de Cameros, La Rioja

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5:50 h.19 km.

Climb to Cebollera from Lomos de Orio
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Difficulty-RemarkableRed difficulty category, level 2. Routes with great unevenness or important distances, which require a good physical preparation.

GR 190 Section 3 Viniegra de Abajo-Villoslada de Cameros

Viniegra de Abajo, La Rioja

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6:55 h.24.3 km.

GR 190 Section 3 Viniegra de Abajo-Villoslada de Cameros
Difficulty-Low

Difficulty-LowGreen difficulty category, level 3. Excursions of moderate distance and unevenness, not overcoming either great distances or unevenness.

Route through the charming villages of La Rioja

Logroño, La Rioja

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72:00 h.412 km.

Route through the charming villages of La Rioja
Caves of Ortigosa

Caves of Ortigosa

Ortigosa de Cameros, La Rioja

A museum where nature exhibits its power and art

Castle of Clavijo

Castle of Clavijo

Clavijo, La Rioja

History, legends and traditions

Monastery of Santa María la Real

Monastery of Santa María la Real

Nájera, La Rioja

Emblematic place that reflects the stages of history, art and culture of the area

Monastery of Valvanera

Monastery of Valvanera

Anguiano, La Rioja

Location of the Virgin of Valvanera, Patron Saint of La Rioja

Monastery of Yuso

Monastery of Yuso

San Millán de la Cogolla, La Rioja

The Escorial of La Rioja

Monastery of Suso

Monastery of Suso

San Millán de la Cogolla, La Rioja

Cradle of the Castilian and pantheon of the seven Castilian heroes

Monastery of Santa María del Salvador

Monastery of Santa María del Salvador

Cañas, La Rioja

Also known as the Monastery of Light

House of Sciences

House of Sciences

Logroño, La Rioja

Centenary of the industrial heritage building of Logroño

Castle of Davalillo

Castle of Davalillo

San Asensio, La Rioja

Nice viewpoint of La Rioja Alta and Sonsierra

Village of La Hoya

Village of La Hoya

Laguardia, Álava - Araba

Traveling to pre-Roman protohistory

Wine Culture Museum

Wine Culture Museum

Briones, La Rioja

Where the universe of wine becomes visible.

Hermitage of Saint Mary of the Pool

Hermitage of Saint Mary of the Pool

San Vicente de la Sonsierra, La Rioja

Romanesque jewel from La Rioja

Castle of Cornago

Castle of Cornago

Cornago, La Rioja

The Castle of the Four Towers or Castle of the Moon

Hermitage of San Felices de Bilibio

Hermitage of San Felices de Bilibio

Haro, La Rioja

An emblematic place where devotion and tradition come together.

Sanctuary of Our Lady of Codés

Sanctuary of Our Lady of Codés

Torralba del Río, Navarra

By Pentecost all to Codés

Torrecilla en Cameros, La Rioja

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Torrecilla en Cameros, La Rioja

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