|Take the stone steps which ascend from the
yard of the sanctuary (1275 m) and continue uphill until you meet a wide
path with a white-yellow waymark and lined by pines (1285 m). Turn
right. The path passes a camping area (6min) (1305 m) and comes to a
crosspaths (20min) (1405 m). Continue straight ahead.
Further up you walk on stone steps made by nature and have a nice
view over the valley behind you. On your right rise the spectacular
rockwalls of the Teixera gorge.
When the path forks by a pile of stones (37min) (1470 m), keep right.
You enter a shady forest with tall pines and bright green grass.
At the Cambreta fountain (Font de la Cambreta) (45min) (1470 m), bend
right, pass the water channel and ascend on a path on your left. Pay
attention that you take the ascending path. When you reach the clearing
of Cambreta (52min) (1510 m), bend right uphill and climb for a couple
of minutes to the top where you meet a sheer drop affording fine
mountain views. If you look down, you see a track, which you reach by
descending on a path that you find on your right. This path curves left
Once you are on the track (55min) (1525 m), turn left towards the
house which you can see in front of you. Keep on the right hand side of
the house. Do not climb all the way to the house. The top of Penyagolosa
rises in front of you.
When you meet another track (59min) (1520 m), turn right. At a sharp
bend downhill to the right (1h02min) (1505 m), take a path on the left
hand side of the track. The path forks immediately. Do not go left
uphill, although this path is clearer, but go downhill to the right on a
path parallel with the track. The path descends steeply into a gorge
(1h19min) (1385 m). Do not cross the gorge, but take the path to the
right, along the right hand side of the gorge.
The path descends to a track (1h21min) (1375 m). Turn left. On your
right, you soon see magnificent stone walls. Some 30 meters after the
gently ascending track bends sharply left (1h25min) (1395 m), take a
path that starts from the left hand side of the track.
The most spectacular part of the route starts from here. The peaks of
Penyagolosa rise on your left, and on the other side, you enjoy views
over the mountains. The shape of the
walls of Penyagolosa varies from
pointed pillars to flat-topped
towers. The path is nice and easy to
walk. Here and there it is surrounded by hills covered with juniper
The path ends in a track (2h45min) (1300 m). Looking down you see
Vistabella in fron of you. Turn left. Do not pay any attention to the
paths with white-yellow waymarks, but stay on the track.
When you meet an unpaved road (3h50min) (1490 m), turn right. You
descend to the road that leads to the monastry (4h35min) (1270 m). Turn
left and return to the sanctuary (4h37min).