RUTA 3. Pisachon Trail

    Point of departurePoint of departure:
    El Atazar. Plaza de la Constitución

    Simple route that leads us to some of the best viewpoints on the el Atazar reservoir. We can also observe old vats in the vicinity of the reservoir.


    Distance: 4 km (IDA)

    Time: 2h 30 min

    Positive slope: 78 m

    Difficulty: 2 / 5

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    The route starts from the ancient eras of the village of El Atazar, today turned into an open-air museum, and continue along Las Eras street until you reach Riato Road. At this point turn right and take the track that heads to Robledillo de la Jara during 900 m. To the left of the road, deviating some 150 my hillside down, on the bend that makes the M-133 road, you can see a 16th-century source that seems to have an Arab origin. Resuming the track crosses the Vallejo de la Lanzada and starts a slight climb. Once up, the route deviates to the left, towards the place of La Matosa, by a wide path between jars. This road, After 800 m of tour, reaches the M-133 road. At this point the route continues through the paved access to the old recreational area of Juan Gil. Shortly before arriving at this place, today abandoned, the route is diverted by a dirt road that leaves on the left. You reach a fork and the route continues along the path on the left until you reach the vats of cattle that peek into the reservoir of El Atazar. The turn is done by the same way.

    The path runs entirely through the Special Conservation Zone (Zec) "Lozoya River Basin and Sierra Norte". The predominant plant formation is a jaral with rosemary, that has covered the old fields, though you can also see some isolated feet of large-scale holm oak. Along the route stand out the panoramas over the El Atazar reservoir and, at the end of the tour, the views of the dam wall.

    The tubs of the Pisanchón are traditional buildings used to store livestock. They were built using the slate rocks of the area and covered with Arab shingle, straw and jar on unsused wooden beams. They are currently deprecated.

    The Old Fountain or Arab Fountain was built in the year 1585 and is associated with the possible Arab origin of El Atazar. Neighbors used this fountain for their daily needs until the mid-20th century, moment when a pile of stone was built in the village that was supplied to a nearby spring.

    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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