RUTA 1. Destacamento penal y viaducto

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    Interesting thematic route recommended for all audiences. The route that runs through a beautiful granitic landscape shows us one of the post-war penalties, where prisoners built the tunnels for the Madrid train track- Burgos.


    Distance: 7,3 km

    Time: 2h 15min

    Positive slope: 190 m

    Difficulty: 2 / 5

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    The criminal detachment and Viaduct is a way of return does not imply any difficulty. It is recommended for any hiker, minimally agile, during the four seasons of the year.

    Are two types of landscape that we will be able to enjoy in our route. The first is the derivative of the different forms of granite: lanchares, crags, stones riders, etc., We will be seeing as we descend on either side of the main road direction to the criminal detachment. This is a rather stark and open landscape where the grazing areas are interspersed with the Rocky slopes of the mountains that surround us upholstery by thickets and some woody plants like thyme. The second landscape we can see if we take the option of returning for the route that is close to the viaduct and take canada's return to the main road.

    It is a more shady landscape with grass and dry stone walls where the trasmochados ash indicates that, until recently, their shoots were still pruning to give food to the cattle.

    Hiking is an activity that carries certain risks if minimum safety guidelines are not followed, it is also a practice that is carried out in the natural environment so we must know some conservation standards that help us to make the least possible impact.

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