The upper part of the Cidacos valley is the ideal setting for this section of the GR 93. A route that takes us to visit some of the old villages that were once settled here, some of which are now uninhabited, such as Valdevigas. The GR 93 route, section 7 Munilla-Enciso, holds interesting surprises in the form of Ichnites or dinosaur footprints, an incalculable heritage of archaeological sites to visit in the area.
The church of Munilla (0h 00min), where we ended the day yesterday, marks the starting point for this walking route. We descend to the road that crosses Munilla, crossing the old stone bridge over the river Manzanares. Just in front of it, a steep street awaits us, along which we will continue, leaving the village. A barbed wire fence forces us to look for the gate that allows us to cross it to find the path that will lead us to a small ravine nearby.
Shortly afterwards the slope seems to give us some respite as we reach the col that separates the Cabeza Lobo and El Santo mountains. Once there and without changing orientation we cross the track that reaches the pass to start descending. Almost without noticing we find ourselves following the GR 93 markings with a new ravine on our left. This stretch leads us to a crossing of ravines, where we cross the ravine of Las Bargas that emerges on our right, to begin the ascent that will take us to the uninhabited village of Valdevigas (0h 55min).
The GR 93 invites us to discover this uninhabited area of Valdevigas, although it barely skims it, leading us to the bottom of another ravine. After the visit we cross the ravine to begin a notable ascent. In this part of the route the GR 93 markings make us change orientation to go in search of the ravine that we have to go up halfway up the slope. After a while we change direction again to face another tough ramp that takes us to a new col. Here we could say that we have already overcome the hardest part of the route and we begin the descent that will take us to Enciso. The Valdoño ravine is in charge of guiding us in this part of the route, where we will pass next to a battered hut.
Not much further on we say goodbye to the ravine and head towards another pass where another shepherd's hut awaits us. From here we can already make out clearly the town we are heading towards. We continue descending and, a little further on, we come across a road that we will have to cross to continue on the other side. After fording a stream we follow its course, parallel to the road. Our route takes us to a new asphalted stretch along which we continue in search of the path that allows us to finally enter Enciso (1h 45min), passing next to the church of the Virgen de la Estrella, to enter the town following the markings of the GR 93.
|1-Munilla||0h 00min||790 m||0 km||30T 558161 4670925|
|2-Valdevigas||0h 55min||839 m||2,9 Km||30T 558682 4669070|
|3-Enciso||1h 45min||785 m||6,4 Km||30T 558161 4670925|
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This schematic with the path is approximate and has been created from the derived cartographic base © Instituto Geográfico Nacional "Cuadrante 280-2 y 242-4 1:25.000".
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At the beginning of the 20th century, the municipalities of the Alto Valle del Cidacos had an important textile industry in which different craft products were made from the wool of the transhumant flocks. Cloths and blankets of notable fame are still made today by craftsmen in the town of Enciso.
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Route information updated on 23-08-2020. The route may vary greatly depending on the time of year, weather conditions and terrain, as well as the actions of third parties and the evolution suffered in the natural environment where it is located. All opinions, advice and/or assessments made by SENDITUR in their descriptions are for guidance only and are subject to and/or refer to the specific conditions of the specific day of the route, referring to that specific day, taken from trained people, with the appropriate experience and with a high level of physical and technical preparation as a reference, as well as correctly equipped.
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