DO YOU KNOW WHAT IT MEANS TO HAVE A 10/40 ENVIROMENT? IT MEANS THAT YOU HAVE 10 TREASURES WITHIN 40 MINUTES.
2,793 hectares of mountain, prairies and meadows that have been declared Natural Recreation Zone for its rich flora and fauna. A rich grassland sprinkled with poplars and ancestral Pyrenean oaks with signposted routes to discover it in all its fullness. It offers a cave tour full of hidden treasures in caves decorated with Paleolithic rock art. Declared Archaeological Zone. The cave paintings of the area, discovered by chance in 1951, represent images related to the most daily activities of the prehistoric way of life.
The world’s thickest Juniper extension that gathers Junipers specimens that reach up to fourteen meters high and five perimeter that hides treasures for ornithologists. A winter forest that surrounds the small town of Calatañazor, that rises on the top of a rock in the meadow of “Abión” River.
Going for a walk through its steep medieval cobbled streets and visit its old castle, which preserves a canvas and the foundation of the walls of the courtyard. From there you can contemplate the vast plain now called “Valle de la Sangre”.
A castle of S. XIV where, legend says, Almanzor was defeated by Christian troops.
At the foot of Numancia, set on a hill in the valley of the Duero, between the rivers Tera and Merdancho, is the beautiful medieval village of Garray.
In Numancia you can still see the plot of the later Roman city (1st century), with its squares and streets with sidewalks and stepping stones. You can also see the system of rainwater collection in cisterns excavated in the natural mantle. Two houses, one Celtiberian and one Roman period, have been rebuilt and set up to differentiate the ways of life of each cultural context.
This deep limestone canyon formed by an old and intense river erosion of the “Lobos” River, is located in the mountain ranges that separates the foothills of the Iberian Mountain range and the high plateau of the Duero. Home to abundant caves, chasms and abysms.
A breathtaking cliff overfly by species such as the “Leonado” Vulture, the “Real” Eagle or the “Peregrino” Falcon. Also nocturnal species like the owl.
Inside the karstic grounds of “El Cañón del Río Lobos”, “La Galiana” Cave offers the perfect opportunity to start caving. It is the only “open to visit” tourist cave of the almost 300 systems, galleries or chasms of this zone.
This natural park reveals a unique glacier circus. An ascent to the Peak is recommended to enjoy one of the most beautiful panoramas in the area.
The glacial lagoon of “Sierra Cebollera” is the eastern extension of the “Picos de Urbión”. It is an unknown and isolated mountainous territory refuge of beech trees, rowan trees, pines, hazel, deer and bellowing.