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Horcajo Avellanar

Trajectory

Taking the way leading out of Horcajo from behind the cemetery, we reach an area where cherry- and chestnut trees are cultivated. … There we cross a firebreak, and will, after about 200m, find another path, which will lead us, smoothly descending, to Avellanar.

Length: 2,2 Kms

Modality: By foot

Estimated duration: 1 hour

Recommended Season: All

Difficulty: Low

State: Passable, signalised

Type of tracks: Forestry track, path and firebreak

Start and finish: Horcajo - Avellanar

Servicies

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

Important telephone numbers

  • Health Centre in Pinofranqueado (927674133 or 927674101)
  • Civil Guard Station in Caminomorisco (927435014)
  • Centre of Documentation (927674133)
  • Tourist Office in Caminomorisco (927435329)
  • Centre of rural development, Caminomorisco (927435301)

Curiosities

Traditional architecture in the communities of Horcajo and Avellanar, artesian work, marvellous landscapes with pine trees and, at the beginning and the end of the track, cultivations.

History

The path was used to link the two communities, but also by shepherds, who cared goats and horses, and cultivators of chestnut- and cherry-trees.

Eat and sleep

  • Hostal-Restaurant "El Puente", Pinofranqueado (927674028)
  • Hostal-Restaurant "Los Angeles", Pinofranqueado (927674064)
  • Youth hostel "La Sauceda", Pinofranqueado (927674118)
  • Country house " El Rincón de las Hurdes", Ovejuela, Pinofranqueado (927514061)

Practical Advices

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

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