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Ruta de las carboneras


The trajectory begins at the town "Cabezo", going from the old cemetery. Part of the path goes through olive-trees, pines and steams at the top of the peak called "Pico de los Robledos". Next to that one begins a path on the right side going to the convent "Convento de las Batuecas". The trajectory goes now along the stream "Arroyo de San Antonio".

Length: 8 Kms

Modality: By foot

Estimated duration: 4 hours

Recommended Season: All

Difficulty: Middle-Low

State: Passable (Signalised)

Type of tracks: Foresters track

Start and finish: Cabezo - Convento de las Batuecas


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


Typical architecture of the zone in the town "Cabezo", marvellous vegetation typical of the region, some wild animals like wild boars, she-goats and vultures.


During the trajectory we pass some old coal factories, made by the neighbours coming from "Las Hurdes". The species of trees typical for the zone were used in old times to make the coal. That is also the principal utility of the path, being also the communication with Salamanca.

Eat and sleep

  • Restaurants "Las Batuecas", Las Mestas, Ladrillar (927434062)
  • Tourist appartments, "Las Cabañas de las Mestas", Ladrillar (927434025)

Practical Advices

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


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