Nature

  • Sierras de Béjar and Francia

    Although this Reserve is in the Mediterranean region there are several areas which show a clear Euro-Siberian influence. This means that a great natural richness can be found in those interesting places where both types of region coincide.

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  • Vía de la Plata Greenway

    On the former Astorga – Plasencia railway, better known as the “Vía de la Plata railway” you can discover an idyllic landscape halfway up the slopes of the Sierra de Béjar which has been declared a Biosphere Reserve. This Natural Greenway has been implemented by the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries, and Food.

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  • Dehesa salmantina

  • Sierra de los Herreros and Dueñas Peak

    After the dehesas of holm oaks of Mozárbez and Morille the route passes through an area with gentle climbs which culminate in the Dueñas Peak; us cycle tourists avoid it via Frades de la Sierra. This is a very attractive landscape where holm oaks merge into common oaks.

  • Vía de la Plata

    The so-called Vía de la Plata is an inter-regional route that links the Golfo de Cádiz with the Cantabrian coast and passes through the regions of Andalusia, Extremadura, Castilla y León, and Asturias. This major geographical space is full of natural landscapes and historical cities which thanks to such communication routes form an axis of great tourist interest.

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  • River Duero and its surroundings

    The Duero Route is one of the most important cultural axes of southern Europe and combines the tourist attractions of nature, art, and gastronomy. 80% of the route runs through five provinces of Castilla y León: Soria, Burgos, Valladolid, Zamora, and Salamanca. Its passage through Zamora allows the traveller to discover the art of the capital of the Romanesque and the spectacular biodiversity of the River Duero, together with impressive views of the historical city from the Beach of Los Pelambres with its watermills, bridges, old factories…

  • The River Duero

    This diverse landscape is crossed from east to west by the River Duero and is established on a terrace with views of La Vega; this land is rich in tree species and vineyards. Originally a crossroads in the Middle Ages, it was during this period that the bridge and the walled enclosure were built; the parishes are located inside it on the periphery. The Churches can be found on the main axes. In the centre of the town stands the plaza which was used for public spectacles attended by the king. The fine bridge over the River Duero has ten lancet arches with a battlemented tower in its centre.

  • Riberas de Castronuño Nature Reserve – Vega of the Duero

    The Riberas de Castronuño appear as a natural space in the western-central part of the province of Valladolid. Their territory includes the section of the River Duero between the towns of Tordesillas and Castronuño. Near the latter town we also come to the San José Reservoir.

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  • Tierra de Campos

    Astride the provinces of Palencia, Valladolid, Zamora, and León, the Tierra de Campos is one of the most emblematic districts of Castilla y León. It is considered an example of the extensive plains of the northern plateau which are green in spring, ochre in autumn, white in winter, and golden in summer. It has been one of the main cereal districts of Spain since the Roman Hispania. As a result it is known as “the granary of Spain”. It contains the largest concentrations of great bustards in the world. The wetlands of the Laguna de la Nava (Palencia province) and the Lagunas de Villafáfila (Zamora province) are key bird migration spots.

  • Frómista. Canal de Castilla. Juan de Homar Boat

    The Canal de Castilla, an imposing piece of work of Spanish civil engineering of the Age of Enlightenment, was built in the 18th and 19th centuries and was declared an Asset of Cultural Interest in 1991. It originated as a shipping channel to transport the agricultural surplus of the region and is today one of the most attractive tourist routes in Castilla y León owing to the richness of its landscapes which include the moors, the riverbanks, and the plains of the Tierra de Campos and also to the historical and artistic value of the cities it crosses. On the EuroVelo 1 itinerary you can combine your bike ride with a short 4-km trip on the Canal de Castilla on the Juan de Homar Boat from Boadilla del Camino to Frómista.

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  • Vía Verde FC. Santander-Mediterráneo

    Discurre por el valle del río Cardeñadijo y la campiña meridional de la ciudad de Burgos a lo largo de 14 kilómetros atravesando tramos de asfalto y caminos de tierra. Ocupa una pequeña parte del trazado del ferrocarril que cubría el trayecto entre Burgos y Cojóbar. +info

  • La Demanda Greenway

    The La Demanda Greenway is an amazing route along a trail which is practically intact and where the vegetation and the surroundings which saw the passage of the old trains continue to accompany the visitor. A large proportion of the route follows the course of the River Arlanzón; it starts at Monterrubio de la Demanda and ends in the village in the province of Burgos which bears the name of this river. The Uzquiza Reservoir is located in the vicinity and enriches the natural heritage of this greenway; it follows the route of an old mining train which stopped running in the 1950s.

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