Route 1: The Palancia river between Teresa and Viver

The route runs between the towns of Viver and Teresa, largely following the route of the river. Through paths and tracks we will walk the old road linking the towns and was widely used until after the Civil War (1939). Although impaired in some sections, will allow us to enjoy beautiful and peaceful spots, while we remember the effort that many times our ancestors did.

Data sheet:

Length: 7 Km. (4.35 miles)
Approximate duration: 2:15 hours of walking.
Considerations of the route: You have to think like returning to Viver, being the easiest previously leave a car in Teresa. Some sections of the route path are quite deteriorated, aspect to consider for people who are not used to walking trails. On the other hand we must consider that after the rainy season some river sections can take some flow, apart from making it more attractive, can make it difficult some steps.

Basic route description:

The road runs through one of the old paths that used to go Viver Teresa (and vice versa) walk. It was the shortest way, And profited the line of the river Palancia largely, although it was only suitable for walking or horses. Today nobody uses it for that purpose, except hikers, and what remains has been maintained thanks to the passage of livestock or hunters. Still it is pretty run down, either collapse or by overlapping tracks or works water channel.

Despite his deterioration its route it allows us to enjoy beautiful places and the tranquility of the flow of the river and abandoned places. The trip coincides with the marked path PRV63.2 being signs (white and yellow trace) generally in good condition throughout the tour, which will prevent us confusion in trouble spots.

We leave Viver from the Chorrillo park, down the road Oliveral (asphalted road), we will continue to raise the "Rocha de la Torre", where you see the peculiar tower which its use is unknown. After passing the small hill take the dirt track off to the right, and soon cross the road down to the river. Continue straight until you reach a gravel pit (attentive to the beehives). We skirted the gravel pit (follow the signs) and go down the path to the Vallejos ravine.

We will walk paths gradually getting closer to the river (with a stretch of track), until we reach "Peñas Rubias" place of great beauty, where you can still find remains of until fairly recently main use of this site: landfill garbage.

In times of heavy rainfall or severe storms is impressive to see the waterfall, with over 30 meters pours its waters over the Palancia river. To cross the ravine there is no path, but the signals are well followed.

We take the path across the ravine Peñas Rubias and continue along the river. Later we rise a little, passing through fields and beside a ruined corral. Across the channel the Black Cave (Cueva Negra) is observed. We remain between abundant gorse and pine trees.

The road (or open trace) amounts to some fields, because the old way no longer exists to collapse because some shelters dug into civil war. Arriving near a rocky crags path down in a poor state to the river. We approach channel siphons either by the channel, or if there is water following the path signals. We must climb the small hill that exceeds the Channel Tunnel, for which we look for signs going up a steep path. From the pass we see the tortuous meander that makes the river known as "The Revolt of the Frying Pan" (La Revuelta de la Sertén).

We walked down the eroded path to the channel. The old path no longer exists, disappeared with the construction of the channel. We now have two options: go if we want and we can by the river, or go over the edge of the channel. Soon we leave on the right the Regajo ravine, and later we pass the channel by a little bridge (careful if we are walking by the river), from which the path is gaining altitude and away from the river. We passed under the 'Peña de los Pajaritos' and a cascade of excess water from an irrigation ditch. And shortly before reaching a hill the path disappears under the debris of an uncontrolled landfill. Go up where the marks indicate that although it is quite steepest, avoid unpleasant landfill, up the hill, where you see already Teresa, and on the east another great river meander and 'Cinglos of Benabal'. To Teresa we will arrive by a paved road, known as the path of Badina..



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