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Did you know that... Tobía

 

Nestled in the highland, in the Alto Najerilla area, it is irrigated by the waters of the river that gives it its name. Although the town has remains of prehistoric settlements in the upper part of the Peña Tobía, and remains of a Roman wall next to the cemetery, the first time it is named is in 1014, when King Sancho el Mayor donates the town of Colia to the Monastery of San Millán de la Cogolla, which was located between "Tubía" and Matute. Six years later, in 2020, the same monarch also ceded the Monastery of San Cristóbal de Tobía to the Monastery of San Millán.

Tobía

A little more history

 

In 1040 and as a wedding gift, King García el de Nájera, granted, among other towns, to his wife Doña Estefanía, the town of Tobía and almost a century later, Alfonso VII donated the church of Tobía to the Monastery of Santa María de Nájera. As a royal town it had an ordinary mayor, forming part of the province of Burgos until the creation of the province of Logroño by R.D. of 30 November 1833.

 

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What to see in Tobía?

 

Tobía surprises us because in its surroundings we can make countless strolls and walks, observing and enjoying its forests of beeches, oak, rebounds, repopulated pines, birches and poplars. A whole varied forest mass that under the shelter of the Pancrudos allows us to see a singular fauna, as the northern treecreeper, the green lizard or the grey dormouse, as well as, protected by the grove, we will find the wild boar, the roe deer, the fox or the deer.

Church of Our Lady of the Angels in Tobía

To discover

 

In the centre of the village is the parish church of Our Lady of the Angels. The wash-house is in perfect condition and the stone fountain has a square pylon with a square column from which two pipes emerge. Opposite the village, heading south, located in a kind of cave on the other side of the river Tobía and at the foot of the slope that leads to the Tobía Rock, is the Manantona Fountain, next to an old laundry at ground level and in its vicinity you can enjoy a nice recreational area. Also at the foot of the rock is the Oak of the Eleven.

 

Festivities

 

On 21 July the Pilgrimage to the Monastery of Valvanera takes place. Thanksgiving festivities are held on the third weekend in August and the patron saint of Tobía, Santa Lucía, is celebrated with great devotion on 13 December.

Peñas of Tobía

Traditions

 

During the Thanksgiving festivities, in August there is a traditional competition whose route is the ascent to the Oak of the Eleven. After a hard ascent up the slope leading to the oak, the winner obtains a prized ham as a trophy. The name "Roble de las Once" is given because at eleven o'clock in the morning the sun begins to shine on the highest branches. In this way, when threshing in the village's threshing floors, located opposite the oak tree, it was known when eleven o'clock in the morning was.

 

Curiosities

 

Located in the Tobia Valley there were two iron mines, the "river mine" and the "ash mine", from which you can still see the entrance to them. In Tobía there are also remains of an old iron foundry located in the place "la ferrería" as well as in "la fábrica" there are signs of an old sawmill.

 

 

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Get to Tobía by car

 

To get to Tobía, follow LR-432 which, after passing by Matute, reaches the village from LR-331, which joins the towns of Bobadilla and San Millán de la Cogolla.

 

By bus

 

Tobía has a bus service from Monday to Saturday that connects it with nearby towns and Logroño.

 

 


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FLORA AND FAUNA IN FAMILY NATURAL HERITAGE
1
Difficulty-Low

1:30 h.3.6 km.

Path of the Jump of the Water
Difficulty-LowGreen difficulty category. Level 2. Short walks, with little unevenness and without difficulties.
MOUNTAIN PATHS
1
Difficulty-Moderate

4:05 h.12.2 km.

Route of Saint Quiles
Difficulty-ModerateRed difficulty category, level 1. More demanding routes, either because they are longer, with greater slope or present some specific difficulty.
PATHS
1
Difficulty-Moderate

5:45 h.21.2 km.

GR 93 Section 2 San Millán de la Cogolla-Anguiano
Difficulty-ModerateRed difficulty category. Level 1. More demanding routes, either because they are longer, with a greater unevenness or present a specific difficulty.
PATHS CULTURAL HERITAGE
2
Difficulty-Moderate

5:00 h.14.5 km.

Link GR 93 GR 190 Anguiano-Valvanera
Difficulty-ModerateRed difficulty category, level 1. More demanding routes, either because they are longer, with greater unevenness or present some specific difficulty.
PATHS CULTURAL HERITAGE
2
Difficulty-Remarkable

6:05 h.19.8 km.

Route of Three Villas
Difficulty-RemarkableRed difficulty category, level 2. Routes with great slopes or important distances, which require good physical preparation.
FLORA AND FAUNA IN FAMILY
2
Difficulty-Low

0:40 h.2.8 km.

Path of the Chestnut tree of La Nisia
Difficulty-LowGreen difficulty category, level 2. Short routes, with little unevenness and without difficulties.
FLORA AND FAUNA PATHS
2
Difficulty-Moderate

2:30 h.9.4 km.

Trail The Holm oaks
Difficulty-Moderate
PATHS IN FAMILY
1
Difficulty-Low

0:35 h.2.4 km.

Walk of Acera
Difficulty-LowGreen difficulty category, level 2. Short walks, with little unevenness and without difficulties.
PATHS
1
Difficulty-Moderate

4:50 h.16.4 km.

Route of Roñas
Difficulty-ModerateRed difficulty category, level 1. More demanding routes, either because they are longer, with greater slope or present some specific difficulty.
PATHS NATURAL HERITAGE
3
Difficulty-Moderate

4:25 h.14.8 km.

Route of Rocks
Difficulty-ModerateRed difficulty category, level 1. More demanding routes, either because they are longer, with greater slope or present some specific difficulty.
FLORA AND FAUNA PATHS
0
Difficulty-Moderate

5:10 h.15.8 km.

Route of the Serradero
Difficulty-ModerateRed difficulty category, level 1. More demanding routes, either because they are longer, with greater slope or present some specific difficulty.
FLORA AND FAUNA PATHS IN FAMILY
2
Difficulty-Medium

2:45 h.9.4 km.

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