Type of route Circular

Distance 6 km

Degree of difficulty Medium-high

Duration on foot 2 hours

Duration by bicycle -

Recommended time of year Spring, Autumn


Valporquero de Torío is situated in the rural district of Torío, the most easterly part of the territory of the Four Valleys. The route passes through an area of karst rock formations with high mountain pastures, shrubland vegetation, rock outcrops and beechwoods.

 It is a circular route, which starts and finishes in Valporquero, from here we take a path that goes to Coladilla crossing the stream of Gocillo. At the top of El Rasón the route turns to the east, and continues along the ridge on an unmarked path to the pick of Valporquero. It continues downwards, through a beechwood, to the entrance of the Valporquero cave, from where it returns to the village.

 Along the path it is likely that one will observe birds of prey such as the Griffon Vulture, Egyptian Vulture, Short-Toed Eagle and Common Buzzard. Other smaller birds can also be seen, like the Northern Wheatear, and the Water Pipit. Around the rocky areas, Alpine Choughs and Red-billed Choughs wheal around in their aerial acrobatics.


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