|Follow the track closed by a chain (1340 m)
through a pine forest to an asphalt road (20min) (1325 m). Turn right.
In five minutes a track branches off left (1345 m). Take this track.
Higher up a beautiful mountain landscape opens up on both sides and
After passing ruins of a house the track gets narrower and grassy. Do
not take the path with a red dot branching off right (40min), but keep
on the track that leads you through oak bushes uphill. Soon it peters
out into a path (45min) (1425 m). You find a number of hardly visible
paths ascending towards the ridge you see in front of you. You can take
any of them. Wild boars like to rest in the shade of the oaks.
Higher up you encounter a clear path (1h) (1610 m). Turn right. The
path ascends gently towards a giant rock. Flocks of sheep and goats like
to rest in its shade (1h25min) (1630 m).
Some twenty meters from the rock you find a red dot which guides you
on a path that crosses a ridge (1h35min) (1660 m) and descends in a
shallow gorge. Do not go left, but ascend on the opposite ridge
(1h40min) (1660 m). Follow this ridge to the left. You pass some
watering channels. Most probably you meet herds of bulls.
When you reach a barbed-wire fence bordering the national park (2h)
(1735 m), continue uphill to the right. Looking down to the left you
discern a reservoir. The path is hardly visible, but keep ascending
along the slope. Following the fence you cross a small depression and
continue uphill. Some 20 metres below
the top of the mountain where you
see a plate "Parque national", look for a steep path that
descends left (2h20min) (1775 m). Take this path.
The path descends into the gorge (2h32min) (1695 m). Follow it to the
right. Soon the path bends left and leads to a
(1670 m). You can discenr a house ahead. It belongs to the village of
Collado del Agua.
A track runs through the village composed of few houses. Turn right
on this track (3h05min) (1545 m). You pass the fountain of the village
and follow a gorge with a stream.
When you meet a narrow asphalt road (3h30min) (1410 m), turn right.
After crossing a stream (3h55min) (1330 m), a track with a red dot
branches off left. Ignore it and continue straight ahead until you meet
the familiar track that forks off left (4h25min) (1325 m). Follow this
track back to the starting point (4h45min).