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Interpretive Walks

Here you will find a brief description of our walks. We have separated them in different areas; if you need more information you can download the attached dossier shown in every walk. At the end of the section we detail the rates of the walks.

Atapuerca Surroundings

"Natural and historic crossroads"

Atapuerca is known overseas due to two World Heritages: its Arqueological Sites and the Camino de Santiago. This region has stunning natural resources and a very important historical legacy. The best examples for the Spanish history can be found in this area. Since Paleolithic times, to Celtic settlements, Roman Roads, its strategic location has made this area a historical crossroad. We have designed walks along concrete zones of high cultural and environmental value which combines diversity of landscapes, culture and ethnography of these lands.

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Atapuerca y alrededores

Duration

To appreciate everything fully, we recommend a whole weekend.

Activities

The complete tour of the cultural heritage and environment.
The environmental visit.

Bird watching visit.

Atapuerca y alrededoreso

Merindades region (Burgos province)

In the north of the province of Burgos spreads the Merindades region. In addition to a stunning natural frame, the area has an important historical legacy. Because of its ampleness, we have designed walks along concrete zones of high cultural and environmental value, and two thematic walks that include several areas. We recommend visitors the stay of several days in Merindades, combining several walks to enjoy the diversity of landscapes, culture and ethnography of these valleys.

Valdivielso Valley

"Birds and Romanesque at Valdivielso Valley"

Valdivielso Valley is a beautiful corner where the river Ebro has had to wade through Castilian moors and Cantabrian Mountains, resulting in beautiful landscapes. The confluence of the climates and the transitional nature make it an ideal place for bird watching.

Valle de Valdivielso

The scenery is completed with small villages spread along the valley, whose historical wealth has left us a rich heritage: hermitages, medieval causeways and the best preserved Romanesque jewel of the whole province: San Pedro de Tejada.

Valle de Valdivielso. El Almiñe

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Duration

This route can be done in half a day choosing only a walk. Inside the route, several activities can be chosen in order to complete the route, in which case, the ideal would be to stay two days.

Activities

Walk along the valley:

Rural Architecture, Landscapes and Romanesque
Walks for the observation of the nature:
Walk of "the senses"

Walk along the Ebro

Ornithological Walk

Valle de Valdivielso. San Pedro de Tejada

Merindad of Sotoscueva

"History, Legend and Art at Ojoguareña"

In this walk through northern Burgos areas, water is the protagonist. Through the centuries the water has been shaping landscapes and man has adapted to their way of life. Few areas combine history, legend and art as does the Ojoguareña karst complex.

Merindad de Sotoscueva. Arquitectura tradicional

More than 100 kilometers of simas, sinkholes and caves have sheltered inside human settlements since ancient times, giving places to several interesting archaeological sites and cave paintings. Outside, waterfalls, centenary oaks, small towns full of art and the long "shadow" La Engaña Tunnel speak for themselves of these enclave secrets.

Merindad de Sotoscueva. Fuente y puente en Valdebodres

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Duration

You will decide this route duration. The ideal time to complete it is in a day or two days, being able to combine it with other walks along the Merindades. You can also choose any of the activities that we offer independently.

Activities

Ojoguareña guided Visit and walk around its natural environment

Walk along the villages and the most picturesque landscapes of Sotoscueva

Environmental Walk “the path of Mea River”

Ornithological Walk

Merindad de Sotoscueva. Encina sagrada

Alfoz de Bricia and Merindad of Manzanedo

"Hermits, Romanesque architecture and tradition"

These beautiful valleys contain treasures hard to find anywhere in the world. The legacy left by the hermits in the most inaccessible, beautiful and picturesque places, remains intact in this territory between Burgos and Cantabria.

Alfoz de Bricia y Merindad de Manzanedo. Monasterio de Río Seco

We will enter into impressive oak and beech forests in search of cave hermitages, some of which are among the most impressive in Europe. From the Romanesque to the hermitages there is only one step, which we will give during our walk, where you will also be able to enjoy a rich popular architecture and a few deep-rooted ancestral traditions that will make your visit a memorable experience.

Alfoz de Bricia y Merindad de Manzanedo. Cascada del Tobazo

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Duration

For the characteristics of the area, the visit can be done comfortably in half or a full day and may be combined with other activities. But this, like everything, can be chosen by the customer.

Activities

From Hermits to Romanesque

Environmental and Cultural walk to Tobazo mountain

Ornithological walk

Alfoz de Bricia y Merindad de Manzanedo. Monasterio de Río Seco

Santa Gadea Alfoz

"Walk around Hijedo jungle: a millennial natural history"

In the western part of Merindades, extends the Alfoz of Santa Gadea. A perfect integration of landscape, culture and ornithology make this territory an example of the richest and best preserved Atlantic valley of our province.

Alfoz de Santa Gadea. Monte Hijedo

Enjoy getting lost between Monte Hijedo’s ancient yews. Enjoy bird watching at the nearby Ebro Reservoir and learn from its rich cultural heritage, whose masterpiece is the “mountain house”. This is the best way to approach and explore this beautiful region.

Alfoz de Santa Gadea. Arquitectura tradicional

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Duration

Customer chooses the duration of this visit. We recommend a two day tour, but can be shorted to suit your needs.

Activities

Walk along villages

Ornithological walk around Ebro´s Reservoir

Environmental Walk along Monte Hijedo

Alfoz de Santa Gadea. Humilladero

Las Loras, Peña Amaya and Ebro river Canyon

"Stone Landscapes"

The importance and the amount of hidden treasures that we find in the regions of Burgos reach its peak in this part of ??the province. The impressive set of canyons that rivers Ebro and Rudrón go through constitutes one of the natural landscapes with more personality, richness and variety of ecosystems of the peninsula.

Las Loras, Peña Amaya y Cañón del Ebro

Not any less important is the trace printed by humans; numerous megalithic toms form one of the most important dolmens of western Europe, and the zone possesses one of the most interesting rural landscapes and more personality in the country.

Las Loras, Peña Amaya y Cañón del Ebro

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Duration

The recommended stay for a visit in order to get to know this area is two days. As with all our tours, if you leave any of the proposed activities your visit can be reduced to a one day stay. Due to the rich landscape, cultural, botanical and fauna of this region, your visit will be unforgettable.

Activities

Landscapes of the Ebro river canyon

Peña Amaya past and present

Environmental Walk along the Ebro´s river Canyon

Ornithological walk

Las Loras, Peña Amaya y Cañón del Ebro

Thematic walks

"A walk with the hermits"

Hermits lived in loneliness. Their homes were small cavities that they would excavate in soft rocks, always placed at inaccessible and picturesque spots. These places would be the focal point of small hermit communities established around the ninth and tenth centuries.

Un paseo con los eremitas

From Olleros de Pisuerga in Palencia, to Presillas de Bricia in Burgos, following Valderredible Valley road, passing Alfoz Merindades and Bricia, travellers will discover the most diverse set of cave churches throughout the Iberian Peninsula.

Un paseo con los eremitas

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Duration

Due to the impressive sight of these mountains and valleys which comprise limits of Cantabria and Burgos, the ideal length for the successful completion of this visit is to spend at least a full day in the area. This route can be combined with our other activities in Merindades, so the visit will be extended. Just let us know about your preferences and we will send you an offer according to your requirements.

Activities

Walk through the most representative hermits in the Cantabrian Mountains.

Un paseo con los eremitas

"Pasiegos: the last nomads"

In the limit between Cantabria and Burgos, in the valleys of the Pas river, there lived the descendants of the inhabitants of The Mountains of Burgos who, in the Middle Ages, harassed by the excess of population penetrated in a region of high mountain in search of new lands and pastures for his cattle.

Paseo de los Pasiegos

This character of high mountain territory, isolated and practically inaccessible, marked the contrast and the difference between people from Pas valley (pasiegos) and people who were living around them.

Paseo de los Pasiegos

On this tour you will be able to find out about the almost extinct “pasiega” culture: its origin, its evolution, visit their fields, their huts and live their traditions.

Paseo de los Pasiegos

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Duration

You have the chance to visit the most representative attractions in half a day, but the ideal length to live the essence of pasiegos culture, is to stay at least a full day around these valleys. The duration of this route will be determined by the customer preferences.

Activities

Cultural and Ethnographic walk along “Pasiegos” settlements

Environmental Walk

Ornithological walk

Paseo de los Pasiegos

Demanda mountain range

"Walking through beech and glaciers"

Demanda’s mountain range is located southeast of the province of Burgos. Due to its vast extension we have split the walk on two fronts: North and South, adding on the southern slope the region of the Arlanza. We recommend to you to spend at least two days to enjoy these mountains, landscapes, culture and people.

Norte de la Sierra de la Demanda

North of Sierra de la Demanda

"The industrialization of the Sierra"

The landscape of this land of high mountains in Burgos is unique: pure nature. In the mountains of Oca nowadays, you can still find an extensive autochthonous forests of Pyrenean oak and beech which are a paradise for many animals. In the region of Juarros and in the nearby Sierra de Atapuerca you will be able to visit two rehabilitated coalmines. In Santa Cruz Urbión Valley you will enjoy a natural environment and a landscape as beautiful as privileged, in addition to its traditional architecture and flourmills.

Norte de la Sierra de la Demanda. Mueso textil

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Duration

Due to the vast and varied of this territory, the route can be combined with the proposed activities on the south slope. There are multiple options, so that the duration will be determined by the visitor.

Activities

Walk along the industrialization of the Sierra: textile and mining industry
Interpretive walk through forest of beech
Ornithological walks along specific areas or in search of particular species

Norte de la Sierra de la Demanda

South of the Sierra de la Demanda

"Walk in the footsteps of the past"

Our walk begins at the port Manquillo, area with incredible views and point of source of Arlanzón river. A few kilometers away there is the meadow of Monterrubio de la Demanda, an idyllic forest area. We will descend to Haedillo Lagoon, one of the most inaccessible parts of the province of Burgos, and we will continue towards the small town of Neila, to meet its famous lagoons.

Sur de la Sierra de la Demanda. Pinar sostenible de Revenga

We reach the most spectacular scenic treasure across the mountains: "Las Calderas (The Boiler)" rock formations carved by water, ice and wind. We will continue to the famous Pine Land in search of dinosaur footprints.

Sur de la Sierra de la Demanda. Necrópolis de Revenga

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Duration

It is a wide and varied territory that offers multiple possibilities. Depending on the available time the customer has, it can be combined with the activities offered in the North Slope.

Activities

Walk along the footsteps of the past (fauna, flora, history, ethnography)
Pine Land walk with a guided visit to the House of the Madeira
Ornithological Walks for bird watching in different habitats

Sur de la Sierra de la Demanda

Region of Arlanza

"Spaghetti western scenery"

The region of Arlanza has one of the most stunning natural landscapes and major historical and cultural personality of the north of the peninsula. Due to its high environmental value the mountain range has been included into the protected landscape of Yecla and Sabinares del Arlanza, the largest and best preserved juniper in Europe.

Comarca del Arlanza (La Yecla)

Its cuts, canyons and cliffs are known throughout the world for hosting the filming of the iconic movie: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly. The walkers will enjoy these unique settings, surrounded by the most beautiful scenery, through "a day of shooting."

Comarca del Arlanza. Paisajes del Spaghetti Western

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Duration

For the characteristics of the area, its rich environment, its history and the vestiges of one of the best productions of the spaghetti western, we recommend to spend at least a full day in this tour. We also recommend the combination of this route with other activities or walks along the Sierra de la Demanda.

Activities

Integral Walk: The region of Arlanza in a day of shooting

Environmental Walk: Stroll through the Canyons and Arlanza´s bank

Ornithology walk: Birds of Prey, shore birds and birds of the gravel

Comarca del Arlanza

Odra-Pisuerga region

Walking through “Tierra de Campos (Sea Fields)"

This region includes its extensive plains, "fields", in which the only prominent reliefs are the moors and the banks of its rivers. This is undoubtedly the best part of the province of Burgos for steppe bird watching as great bustard and little bustard.
Another important feature has been left by the human presence: Neanderthals, Celts, Romans and feudal traces have left an important historical past which can still be observed in bridges, aqueducts and mansions along with military and religious buildings. Visitors will enjoy with all the possibilities offered in this "sea of fields”.

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Duration

The ideal length is a full day visit, although half day can be adjusted by removing some of the activities. If you want to extend the visit we recommend combining it with the activities offered in the region of the “Loras”.

Activities

Environmental and cultural tour, visiting the most important villages of the “land of fields”, its traditional architecture, the importance of the historical legacy in this area and bird watching of the most representative bird of the steppe
Ornithology walk: Birds of the steppe,  Banks of the Odra
Birds in the gravel pits of Grijalva and Olmillos
Walk to discover the Camino de Santiago: history and nature

Comarca Odra-Pisuerga. Campo de trigo
Phootograph: Koru Bustard

Our Rates

Rústica primes the quality of our services and respect for nature so our walks are designed for small groups up to 8 people. From 9 you can send us a form and we will send you a proposal tailored to your needs. Our tours are designed for all audiences; however, if you bring a baby or have some disability, please let us know, because if the ride has complicated access sections we will have to adapt the visit. The individual rates are the following:

Environmental walks

Walk rates include guide, telescope (to share), field guides and binoculars

2 HOURS: 15€ per person.CHILDREN: 10€
4 HOURS:
25€ per person. CHILDREN: 15€

Interpretive Walks (Nature, cultural heritage and ethnography)

Walk rates include guide, field guides and binoculars

4 HOURS: 25€ per person. CHILDREN: 15€
8 HOURS:
50€ per person
.CHILDREN: 30€ (with picnic on a break of 45 min.)

Bird Watching Walks

Walk rates include guide, field guides, binoculars and two telescopes (to share)

4 HOURS: 15€ per person.CHILDREN: 10€

4 HOURS: 25€ per person.CHILDREN: 15€

8 HOURS: 50€ per person. CHILDREN: 30€ (with picnic on a break of 45 min.)


Clarifications:

There is a minimum of 4 people in a walk. More than 8 people is considered a group. With groups, transportation is not provided and the price will be adjusted to the requirements of each booking. Children are classed as being under 12 years of age.