Type of route Circular, with 2 linear sections

Distance 14.5 km

Degree of difficulty Low

Duration on foot 3½ hours

Duration by bicycle 2 hours

Recommended time of year Spring, Autumn & Winter


The long, winding Ricobayo Reservoir extends its tail towards the north of the province of Zamora. Much of the dehesa within the municipal area of Granja de Moreruela, where this route starts and finishes, is close to the banks of the reservoir.

 It leaves Granja de Moreruela following the gentle course of the Laguna stream, and continues until we see the walls of the monastery of Santa María de Moreruela, which are used by the White Storks as a nesting site. Nearby there are also colonies of Herons and Black-crowned Night Herons.

 On the dehesa one can hear and see various different birds such as Black and Red Kites, Black-winged Kites, Short-toed Eagles, Booted Eagles, and Red-necked Nightjars, among others. The route approaches the banks of the reservoir, where there is a large reforested Poplar grove. After passing this, the route finishes by crossing a flat expanse of cultivations with small isolated thickets of vegetation, until it reaches Granja de Moreruela again.


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