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ROUTES AND TRAILS

Where is born

On this route we can enjoy a forest of chestnut trees and vines, as well as areas of scrub and vineyards and olive groves until we reach the source of Arroyo de los Molinos, area where there are more than 30 flour mills that took advantage of the strength of the water to grind the grain. Shortly after the last mill, the path heads north. The ascent to Montánchez peak (at 998 meters) allows you to enjoy magnificent views.

LAYOUT: Circular

DIFFICULTY: Low

DISTANCE: 2 km.

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The chestnut

The chestnut tree of Montánchez is of great importance from the human and environmental point of view. It is a chestnut tree that has lost its role as a source of wood a few decades ago. Even so, this has not diminished a bit of charm to this natural monument. If we walk through this forest we will find old huts, terraces ... But, above all, we will experience the sensation of getting into the purest nature.

LAYOUT: Circular

DIFFICULTY: Low

DISTANCE: 2 km.

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The oak

Along this route we can enjoy a set of flour mills and huge chestnut trees. In addition, we will discover the source of the Salor River.

LAYOUT: Circular

DIFFICULTY: Medium

DISTANCE: 10 km.

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The vaquerizas

A very complete route that allows us to enjoy all the landscape variety of the Sierra de Montánchez: cobblestone roads, which rise and fall meandering along the slopes of the mountains; all this together with a good amount of springs and streams, which make this route an exceptional trip.

LAYOUT: Circular

DIFFICULTY: Moderate

DISTANCE: 15 km.

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The mills

In the Los Mills gorge we can enjoy thirty old flour mills, the oldest ones from the Roman period and the most modern ones from the 19th century. This group of mills located between the towns of Montánchez and Arroyomolinos is declared a Site of Cultural Interest (BIC) in the category of Place of Ethnological Interest.

LAYOUT: Circular

DIFFICULTY: High average

DISTANCE: 16 km.

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The pylons

Along this route we will cross fields of olive groves and cork oaks, as well as several fountains that draw water with their pylons. Throughout the route we can enjoy breathtaking views.

LAYOUT: Circular

DIFFICULTY: Medium

DISTANCE: 8 km.

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Water route or barter

This route emerges as a form of commemoration of an event that occurred in the eighteenth century, when the town of Montánchez and Torre de Santa María decided to reach an agreement by which Montánchez, with a church rich in imagery, delivered to the neighboring town the image of San Mateo. He did it in exchange for an animal, in this case, a pig. The path followed by the men and women of Montánchez to carry out the exchange today leads to the so-called 'Ruta del barter'.

LAYOUT: Circular

DIFFICULTY: Medium

DISTANCE: 12 km.

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Do you like strong emotions? Montánchez, BTT Destination

We are convinced that the creation of routes and a mountain bike center in Montánchez enhances our natural environment, our paths full of history and enhances the practice of sports in perfect communion with our natural environment.

In particular, Montánchez and its rich natural environment that surrounds it, fully meets all the requirements necessary to host a network of mountain bike routes as it combines a great ecological and landscape potential. The set of the mountain range of Montánchez, is the most western spur of the Montes de Toledo and makes of dividing between the basins of the rivers Tajo and Guadiana. From its hills you can get impressive views of the pastures that make up this rich region, as well as a large part of the geography of Extremadura.

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