|Right from the gate of the centre starts a
track (675 m) that leads to an aspalt road (1min) (680 m). Turn left and
walk past the fish farm over a bridge
and pass a fountain
to the information panel on this
walking route (3min) (675 m). By the panel starts a sand road closed to
traffic. The Borosa river rushes on your right. On your left, water
keeps trickling along the rock walls to the road lined by fountains.
The creek of Guardahornillos
joins the Borosa from the right hand slope. Tall pines
with black trunks grow half way horizontally on the opposite side of the
When this gently ascending road forks after crossing a bridge (23min)
(725 m), go left following the sign for "Laguna de
Valdeazores". You cross another bridge (30min) (740 m)
and encounter a wooden pole
with a white arrow pointing right to a path (38min) (750 m). Follow this
charming path that goes over three bridges before entering a narrow
passage (Cerrada de Elías) where the river brawls between sheer rock
walls (52min) (775 m). Wooden railings protect you along this passage.
The path takes you to a track (58min) (785 m). Turn right. The track
crosses a bridge and continues uphill lined by magnificent rock walls
towards the peaks of
rising in front of you. You pass a fountain and a
number of brooks running down from the slopes.
The track ends after a bridge by a small group of buildings (1h35min)
(915 m). On the right hand side of the house you see a wooden pole
waymarking a path. After crossing a bridge (1h37min) (920 m) go straight
ahead towards the cliffs with
water. You ascend
along the path
mountainsides with old oaks passing a waterfall
to a tunnel (2h05min) (1220 m). A headlamp
or a torch is helpful when you go through this more than 100 meters long
tunnel. A couple of minutes after the exit of this tunnel, you meet
another, much shorter tunnel (2h13min) (1220 m). Shortly after this one
you reach the reservoir
with a bridge over the dam wall (2h20min) (1230 m).
Return on the same way back to the beginning of the route (4h30min).