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Alfonso XIII a caballo por Las Hurdes

Trajectory

Leave "Riomalo de Arriba" and follow the track on the right until you arrive to the bridge called "Jorcajo". On the left you will find the path going to the top of the "Espinal" and finally to the viewpoint. Go down to the crossing road and take the track going down to "Carabusino", cross the village and take the path going down to "Casares de Hurdes". Passing the water tank you will find the access to the village.

Length: 8 Kms

Modality: On foot

Estimated duration: 2 h

Recommended Season: All

Difficulty: Low

State: Passable

Type of tracks: Paths, roads and firebreaks

Start and finish: Riomalo de Arriba- Casares de Hurdes

Servicies

Hotels, restaurants, rural houses, Health Centre, civil guard station, Centre of documentation, tourist office, centre of rural development and filling station.

Important telephone numbers

  • Health Centre in Nuñomoral (927433016)
  • Civil Guard Station in Nuñomoral (927433004)
  • Centre of Documentation (927674133)
  • Tourist Office in Caminomorisco (927435329)
  • Centre of rural development, Caminomorisco (927435301)

Curiosities

Traditional architecture in "Casares de Hurdes" and "Riomalo de Arriba". There you can see the typical slide-roofs and have a marvellous view from the "balcony of the Hurdes", the viewpoint of "Carrascas".

History

This path was very used by the people of the region. It was a meeting point between people looking for oil and other products coming from Castilla, buying them following the "exchange system". This track communicates with another one, which was used by the smugglers coming from Salamanca.

Eat and sleep

  • Small hotel and Restaurant "Montesol", Casares de Hurdes (927676193)
  • Guesthouse and Restaurant "Marisol", Casares de Hurdes (927676058)
  • Tourist Apartments "Las Cabañas de Mestas", Las Mestas, Ladrillar (927434025)
  • Restaurant "Ruta Las Batuecas", Las Mestas, Ladrillar (927434062)

Practical Advices

Water, food, appropriate shoes, cap, camera, binoculars, care and respect for the environment.

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