The mountains surrounding the Riojan town of Anguiano hide beautiful, almost magical places. Caves with curious legends, crags that even tell us what time it is at a certain moment of the day or spectacular spots with breathtaking views such as those that await us at the The Windows viewpoint. A balcony from which we can look out over the valley where the town is located, while we are carefully observed by the vultures that guard these crags.
In the middle of the Regatillo track, where routes such as the Serradero or Peñas run, we find the start of this interesting route. Specifically, the start awaits us shortly before reaching the Eras de Anguiano neighbourhood, in the spot known as La Acebaleda (0h 00min). One of the signposts of the Routes between beech forests marks the exact spot where we must leave the track. Right there begins a narrow path that ascends the mountainside, almost parallel to the track we have left behind.
After a while, on our left we can already see the crags we are heading towards. Our path takes us easily to the edge of these colossal crags, where we can already see the hollows known as The Windows (0h 25min). Once at the top of the crags we can enjoy beautiful views that we can enlarge if we go up to the apex of the mountain on which the crags we are visiting are located. Once you have enjoyed this spot, all you have to do is return to the starting point along the same route you ascended.
|1-Acebaleda||0:00h||750m||0km||30T 520953 4679096|
|2-The Windows||0:25h||845m||0.9Km||30T 520150 4678992|
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This sketch of the route is not made to scale nor does it contain all the information relating to the area, it is merely indicative.
This schematic with the path is approximate and has been created from the derived cartographic base © Instituto Geográfico Nacional "Cuadrante 241-1 1:25.000".
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Anguiano is famous, among other things, for its beans. The climate and the altitude at which they are grown make them different from the rest of the beans grown in La Rioja, giving them unique characteristics that are highly appreciated by chefs and diners.
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The different hiking walks that are organised in the mountains of Anguiano throughout the year. Some of these walks have been taking place for more than 15 years, bringing together hikers from all over Spain.
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.
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This route has been carried out in the field by SENDITUR on 25-11-2021. 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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