Finding ourselves in the heart of the Iberian System gives us a very special orography, where the variety of landscapes, reliefs and colors that alternate during the four seasons of the year, mark the dominant pattern. As you walk, you run or wheels with your bike through our routes, you can enjoy the landscape in a relaxed way, reach the viewpoints that dot the tops of our mountains, breathe fresh air and feel free.
We have large and small excursions: high intensity routes for the more sporty and routes to do with family, friends or alone. We have routes that look like walks, great tours, tourist trails, sports or family routes. We have great slopes, rocky places, plains, forests, river canyons, wetlands ...
What landscapes do you want to discover while enjoying nature? How long or distance do you want to walk? In short: the intensity is up to you, we just make it easy for you.
And remember, if you have doubts, let our Tourism offices advise you.
Below we propose some hiking routes that can be done in our region:
1. Route of the walls of Daroca (2'3 Km /180m./ 1: 30h)
Circular route through a natural path that runs around the entire walled perimeter of the San Cristobal hill and the rocky rock where the old Castillo Mayor was located, linking the two main entrance gates to the city (Puerta Alta and Puerta Baja), and offering the visitor incomparable panoramic views of the city of Daroca.
A route that combines the rich historical and cultural heritage of a medieval city with the untamed and wild nature of the area: imposing rocky cliffs, mountain goats and the fleeting flight of a hawk, blend perfectly with the towers and sections of the wall. that protect and flank the city between pine trees and clay gullies. We are sure that it will not leave you indifferent.
The itinerary can be followed through signs and explanatory panels, and begins at the Puerta Alta de Daroca.
• To be complemented with the hiking routes of the Camino Azul (9.5km) or Las Ramblas del Punzón y la Refrigerator (4.5km), both with departure and arrival in Daroca.
2. Hoces del Río Piedra (10.9km / 85m + / 3h approx)
The impressive Hoces del Río Piedra, located between Aldehuela de Liestos and Torralba de los Frailes offer the visitor a unique natural spectacle, defined by its vertical cliffs and its rich wild fauna and flora . Going through the winding path of the river Piedra means, in the end, entering the heart of the most rugged and wild nature of the Campo de Daroca region.
To get to know this corner of the Region you can do it from Torralba de los Frailes or from Aldehuela de Liestos, since among these municipalities is the Piedra River and its vertical cliffs.
The main path to travel through this environment is the GR-24 , belonging to the network of Tourist Trails of Aragon, in its stage "04 Aldehuela de Liestos - Torralba de los Frailes". Despite this, from the town of Aldehuela other trails have been marked to get to know this environment, such as the "Route of the ravines".
The different panoramic viewpoints, such as the Mirador del Reconquillo or the Mirador de los vultures will give us a global view of the canyon, being relatively easy to observe the powerful flight of the griffon vultures or the Golden Eagle, as well as in times like autumn We will be able to contemplate the beauty of the colors of the riverside forest in contrast to the surrounding Mediterranean mountains. A spectacle for the senses.
• Route 17
• To be complemented with the routes of the Ibérica Bike and Trail project, route 02 and route 26 .
3. Drive to the viewpoint of the Virgen de Herrera de los Navarros (PR-Z-25) - 15'4km / 550m / 4'5h approx.
The eastern end of the Daroca region is dominated by another series of mountain ranges that make up the Iberian Zaragoza, and which represent one of the few almost virgin points of our nature. We are talking about the Sierra de Herrera .
The Herrera mountain range has its roof at 1,349m above sea level, standing at its top, among an extensive repopulated pine forest, the Sanctuary of the Virgen de Herrera , where the views on clear days will leave us speechless : it will be easy to contemplate from the Pyrenees in the distance, up to the lonely figure of Moncayo to the west. Without a doubt we are in one of the best panoramic viewpoints of the Iberian System.
The circular route that follows the PR-Z-25 proposes a route that will take us from the Plaza Mayor of Herrera de los Navarros to the top of the mountain range, ascending through dense pine forests and holm oaks that will give us a good account of the natural importance of area. The route, without being of high difficulty, requires us to be in good physical shape due to its unevenness and distance.
• To complement with the ascent of the Puerto de la Virgen de Herrera in road cycling.
• Route 13
• To be complemented with route 13 within the Ibérica Bike and Trail project
4. Aguallueve Route (2km / 30m + / 1h):
Within the list of the most beautiful towns in Spain since 2015, Anento keeps a small treasure in its vicinity: the natural spring of Aguallueve , a small natural spring that over the years has created a spectacular karst relief in the limestone that gives rise to walls full of moisture, mosses, ferns and small cavities .
The route to get to know it is a simple circular route that starts from the Anento square, next to the Tourist Office, turning right once we see the sign. A route that runs along a dirt path, comfortable and without major slopes, where the contrast between the green of the riverside forest, the brown and gray tones of the limestone walls and the intense reddish color of the clay gullies that flank the small valley, generate a unique and singular landscape .
• We can combine this route with the ascent to the Anento castle, which will mark a sign in the middle of the path that runs along the left side of the route, lengthening the route approximately 1km. Or in your case, also visiting the remains of the Celtiberian tower of San Cristobal, in the upper part of the right-hand area of the spring.
• To be combined with route 03 of the Ibérica Bike and Trail project
5. Pinsapar de Orcajo (16km / 250m +)
The Orcajo fir is a natural rarity located in the heart of the Sierra de Santa Cruz, in the heart of the Iberian System. Declared a unique grove in July 2018 by the Government of Aragon, it is a forest of Abies Pinsapo , the result of a reforestation of the area at the beginning of the 20th century, and that over the years has generated a unique forest that is has perfectly adapted to the orography and the climatology of the region , being one of the best preserved Spanish fir trees. In addition, in autumn, in the mushroom season, Orcajo and its mountains are a delight for lovers of mycology, having their own preserve.
We are facing a multipurpose route that can be done both on foot and by mountain bike.
• It can also be complemented with route 5 of the IbericaBike that departs from Daroca and runs through the entire Orcajino term of the Sierra de Santa Cruz:
• Route 19
6. Circular through the Gallocanta Lagoon (9.7km / 100m +):
The wetlands of the Gallocanta lands and especially the lagoon that bears his name constitute a privileged and unique environment due to its singularities: lying on the slopes of the Santa Cruz mountains and in the middle of the plateau located at more than a thousand meters of altitude, Gallocanta Lagoon is the largest saline wetland and one of the most important in Western Europe , which is home to a varied flora and unique birdlife, with the common crane (grus grus) as the most famous actor, with thousands of specimens chosen Gallocanta as a transit area in the migration period.
The route that we propose here is a fantastic alternative to get to know the vast and vast surroundings of the lagoon in a pleasant way, combining sport and nature.
• To be complemented if desired with a BTT route of those marked in the Ibérica Bike area, which will bring us closer to the nearby Zaida lagoon and the Gallocanta lagoon area ( route ).
• Route 18