|By the panel (970 m) you find a steep path.
When you meet another path (10min) (1030 m), turn right. On the left
hand side you find two modest caves. The
path leads south for a while,
before turning left. Soon after the bend you find white-yellow waymarks (21min) (1040 m).
Looking south you see a beautiful mountain landscape
with the slopes of Gádor
over the valley.
Ignore a path with a white-yellow cross branching off right (31min) (1105 m).
When you reach the canal of Duque del Infantado
(34min) (1130 m), turn right and start following it. The canal runs at
the same altitude for kilometers. Earlier it led enough water to meet
the electricity demand of the whole valley. Now this beautiful canal is
dry. The path on the wide edge of the canal is easy to walk. It opens
great views down to the gorge on your left.
You meet the first and the longest tunnel in few minutes. A torch is
necessary to go through this curved and in some places narrow tunnel.
After you emerge from it (40min) you encounter the next tunnel in few
minutes. This one is straight and short. Some 30 meters further, a path
branches off right (44min). It goes round the collapsed part of
the canal and returns back to it (47min).
Before you reach the bridge of Chillo (59min) you have to climb over
tree trunks casted down from the slope by storms. After the bridge, the
canal leads to a crossing path by an information panel
(1h07min). If you
want to take a shortcut back to the recreation area, turn left downhill
and follow the Senda Del Aguadero. The route goes ahead along the canal.
Take a path that branches off right (1h35min) (1130 m), and keep
right uphill without going back to the canal. Soon you meet steps that
would take you left, down to the rushing water. It is safer not to climb
the narrow steps since the handrails are broken. The route continues
You cross an old wooden bridge (1h42min) (1150 m) and ascend to a
track (1h46min) (1180 m). Turn left. Almost immediately you come to a
junction. Follow the sandroad to the left. It snakes its way through a
forest downhill. The Senda Del
Aguadero, which you met higher up, joins in from left (2h24min) (1005 m).
Ignore it and return to the information panel (2h32min).