From the panel "Camino del Salticon" starts a lane with a wooden
arrow (5 m) that leads to stone steps. In a minute, an arrow with the
text Camino del Salticon guides you to the left. The wide
to a track (17min) (140 m). Turn right.
After some 50 meters you find on your left an information panel on
the route "Culminaciones del Buciero". Turn left and then immediately to
the right following a green waymark. Ascending along the
enjoy a nice view over the Marismas de
Santoņa on your right and to the
Mazo behind. In front of you rises the
Buciero mountain. You pass a stone cottage and come to a fork (29min)
(210 m), where you go uphill to the right. The
path runs between bushes
to another fork (41min) (295 m). The left branch has a white-yellow tick.
Walk 15 meters to the right and branch off
left towards the cross which
you can see on top of the mountain.
Closer to the top, the path becomes unclear. Stay between the pole on
your left and the
cross on your right. The climb ends on the left side
of the cross. Bend right and walk to the
cross (52min) (360 m). From the
top of Buciero you look down to
and the cove of Berria. About 100
meters to the right is the pole on top of the
Peņa La Zarceta that
offers a more extensive view over the sea and to the mountain of
Continue from the cross on the unclear path along the crest of
Buciero to the east, towards
Peņa Ganzo. When you come to a fork (1h02min) (350 m), go right.
The left branch leads to the top of Ganzo. If you decide to visit Ganzo,
be careful that you turn off uphill to the right after five minutes, on
a narrow path with a green and a white-yellow
waymark. Follow the green
waymarks, which guide you to the right while ascending between rock
walls. After climbing five minutes you see a concrete pole on your right
on top of the Ganzo. From the top you see the
Marisma de Santoņa. Visiting Ganzo
takes about 20 minutes.
The main route descends from the fork towards the valley of
Avellanos. On the way, you cross a grassy clearing with a splendid view
to the cove with golden sand and the mountains on the opposite side of
the cove. Later the path bends left (1h16min) (270 m). After a gentle
ascent, the irksome path takes you down to the valley of Avellanos (1h29min) (210 m), where it continues to the left, first uphill. Lined
by rock walls, the
path comes to an abandoned mine (1h37min) (200 m) and
becomes then much wider. When you reach a junction (1h44min) (195 m),
turn left. Also, at the next junction you go left (1h46min) (200 m).
Walking through a forest, you ignore a path with a red waymark
branching off left. At the crossroads with signs in four directions
(2h04min) (195 m), follow the sign for "Faro del Caballo" downhill to
the right. By the sign for "Bateria de San Felipe" you continue straight
ahead to stone
steps (2h07min) (185 m). The steps are steep, but you can
hold on the railing. Soon you see a
rock pillar and the blue cove in
front of you. When you reach the narrowest part of the cape, the steps
are lined by a stone wall. After climbing down 700 steps you end up in
the tip of the
cape, where you find the
lighthouse of Caballo (2h21min)
(30 m). For those who want to continue to the
there are 100 more steps.
Take the steps back up (2h39min) and stop off at the gun position of
San Felipe to look down to the
lighthouse, before returning to the
crossroads (2h47min), where you go right for "Faro del Pescador" and
"Faros y Acantilados".
Descending along the path be careful that you fork off left to a path
with a green waymark by the sign "Culminaciones
del Buciero" (3h01min) (170 m). The muddy
path is very steep, but you can take support from limbs of the trees. On
top of La Atalya (3h34min) (315 m) you find a round
outstanding sea views.
Continue straight ahead to a path that starts from the left side of
the tower. The path slopes down to a forest and comes to a junction
(3h42min) (245 m), where you go right. Keep right also at the next fork
(3h48min) (200 m). The muddy path bends later to the left by a pasture
(4h03min) (170 m). The wide trail covered with mud and manure takes you
through a gate to a track (4h18min) (170 m). Turn left.
At the next junction (4h27min) (90 m) you take left again. Lined by
eucalyptus trees the concrete road ascends to a junction (4h37min) (140 m), where you go once again left. Soon you come to the beginning of the
familiar path and return to the beginning of the route (4h56min) (5 m).