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The GR 93 by the Leza valley, the essence of Camero Viejo

 

Camero Viejo has a rich history that is reflected in its villages with their stately manor houses. A history and landscapes that we can discover in this section of the GR 93 with the peace and quiet that they deserve. A route that descends along the Leza valley in this section of the GR 93 from Laguna de Cameros to San Román de Cameros.

 

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Itinerary of the GR 93 section 5 Laguna de Cameros-San Román de Cameros

 

From Laguna de Cameros to Muro en Cameros 7 Km


 

The church of Laguna de Cameros (0h 00min) marks the beginning of this hiking route. Just behind it starts the path that we follow and that leads us to the threshing floors of the village. We leave the cemetery on our right and start to climb in search of the pass in front of us, first on a path and then on a track. The col of Ribacinto marks the end of this ascent. We begin to lose the height we have gained, with our sights set on the Tejada lot of land towards which we are heading. The landscape changes with every step we take. After a while we will have to ford the river Tejada to continue descending following its course.

 

The Tejada plot, where the ruins of the mansion that once stood here tell us of the importance it once held.

 

We say goodbye to Tejada to follow the course of the river. We soon find ourselves going up an earth slope to follow a trail that takes us to the path that allows us to overcome the ravine that cuts us off step. Gullies formed by the streams that feed the river Leza will be a constant along the route. After crossing a gate we ford the bed of the stream that has formed the ravine to start ascending, following the path that cuts through the mountainside, between farms and their stone walls. There are several corrals that we will pass by on this part of the GR 93 as we ascend in search of the col of Argayo. Once at the top, the beautiful panoramic view of Muro en Cameros and the surrounding valley awaits us. Once we have enjoyed the views, we begin the steep descent that will take us to the Muro stream, which we must ford. Once on the other side, and after crossing another stream that flows down from the village, we start the remarkable ascent that will take us to the village of Muro en Cameros (2h 20min).​

 

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From Muro en Cameros to Torre en Cameros 4 Km


 

The GR 93 markings lead us through Muro en Cameros in search of its church. Once there we must head towards the road, but before reaching it we turn off to cross it and start following the course of the old path to Torre en Cameros. We continue ascending with our sights set on the hill towards which we are heading. Once at the top, we begin the descent once again, which in this case will take us to the road that leads to Torre en Cameros. The steep descent continues as soon as we cross the road.

 

This area is usually quite muddy, forcing us to find the best way to cross certain sections.

 

Once again we will find ourselves fording the stream that runs down the ravine to begin a new stretch of considerable ascent that will take us out of it. Before reaching the next pass we will have to cross another of the portholes that separate the municipalities. Once at the top we leave the road and the path that leads to it to one side to start descending in search of the best place to ford the stream and cross to the other side of the ravine that separates us from the village we are heading towards. After doing so, we start to ascend the mountainside, crossing the occasional path. This section of the GR 93 takes us to the church of Torre en Cameros (3h 40min), through which we enter the village.

 

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From Torre en Cameros to San Román de Cameros 5.5 Km


 

The GR 93 markings quickly take us out of Torre en Cameros, making us follow the old path to San Román de Cameros and taking us to visit the Buen Suceso hermitage. This part of the route takes us through the occasional porthole as we ascend to a new col. As usual, the ups and downs are constant. Little by little we approach the last of the cols that we will have to ascend today. This col offers us exceptional panoramic views that invite us to take a break and enjoy them. After doing so, we begin the final descent through a porthole that cuts us off step. The trees that surround us, some of which are over a hundred years old, provide us with some pleasant shade. Almost without noticing we come across a forest track along which we continue descending. This path takes us to the road, a road that will take us to nearby San Román de Cameros (5h 00min), where this stage of the GR 93 comes to an end.

 

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Waypoints of the route


1-Laguna de Cameros 0h 00min 1050 m 0 km 30T 537804 4669412
2-Muro en Cameros 2h 20min 1105 m 7 Km 30T 538863 4674829
3-Torre en Cameros 3h 40min 1165 m 11 Km 30T 539753 4676708
4-San Román de Cameros 5h 00min 820 m 16,5 Km 30T 543348 4675535

Coordinates UTM Datúm WGS84

 

Slope acumulate. 1420 m  Slope positive. 605 m  Slope negative. 815 m

 

Maximum altitude. 1180 m  Minimum altitude. 820 m

 

Profile of the route

Profile of the Route GR 93 Section 5 Laguna de Cameros-San Román de Cameros

 

Cartography

Topographical map of the GR 93 Section Laguna de Cameros-San Román de Cameros

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This schematic with the path is approximate and has been created from the derived cartographic base © Instituto Geográfico Nacional "Cuadrante 242-3 y 241-4 1:25.000".

 

 

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