Start by bending left from the parking place (1060 m). When you come
the a small square by the church (Plaza Cotera de la Ermita) turn left
downhill. At the lower end of the village (2min) (1045 m) you find a
path with a white-yellow waymark pointing to the right. Walk along this
path to a track (6min) (1020 m), and turn left.
The track leads through
pastures to the
over the river Vendejo. After the bridge it starts to ascend gently
lined by green meadows and mountains. Further up you pass traditional
stone buildings. Looking behind you see the
village and the green
slopes with the Peña Cigal
surrounding it. In the east, the valley is lined by
Ignore all side tracks until a white-yellow waymark on a tree trunk
guides you to the right to another track at an S-shaped bend (43min)
(1250 m). Almost immediately you come to a junction. Follow the
white-yellow waymark on a boulder to the right. You walk in a forest
with handsome beech trees covered with
beard lichen. In spring the
slopes are full of
primroses and narcissi.
Following the waymarks you cross three brooks flowing swiftly down
the slopes before you reach a point where the
bends right and another grassy track goes left uphill. Do not go to the
grassy track (1h24min) (1280 m).
After crossing two more brooks, one after each other, you enjoy a
splendid view to the peaks on your right. You go over one more
(1h37min) (1285 m) before the descent towards the valley begins
(1h42min) (1290 m). Caloca is peeping through the tree trunks. Stay on
the track and be careful not to go straight ahead to a path when the
track bends sharp left (1h48min) (1230 m).
Again you cross a
brook and go through a gate. The brook keeps you a
company for a while before you cross it (1h56min) (1200 m). By two stone
cottages (1h59min) (1225 m) you can marvel the rock walls bordering the
valley. One more brook crossing and you come to a junction (2h07min)
(1210 m), where you turn right. The river Caloca flows on your left.
Soon after entering Caloca (2h21min) (1090 m) you come to a fork
(2h23min) (1070 m). Go left and return to the beginning of the route