Route 5: Chorrituelo de Ovejuela
Distance: 4,77 km.
Time: 2,5 hours
Highest point/lowest point: 742/616 meters
Difficulty: Medium (although the route is uncomplicated and it is a pleasant walk, you must remember it is necessary to cross the river Ovejuela several times, When it is raining, the return may be a little more uncomfortable, but it has to rain a lot, a lot, to difficult the river crossing).
Recommended season: All year round
Route summary: The route begins next to the "alquería" Ovejuela, specifically in the viewing-point on the Ovejuela river. After crossing the village, the route goes up the slopes of the Vela, once exceeded the natural swimming pool of the river. The slope down towards the waterfall, named "Chorrituelo", where the river Ovejuela is born, is one of the most beautiful places that you can see in Las Hurdes Bajas. So unforgettable is the waterfall and its pond for travelers, as the landscape that the river itself will show you during the return.
Along the route the travelers can watch the traditional architecture of Ovejuela, the typical terraces that inhabitants have snatched to the mountains to make their gardens and the Honey Interpretation Centre, located in an old mill of the village.
NOTE: This route is available for the clients of Riomalo CTR, but you can download the booklet in order to know something more about it.
Honey Interpretacion Center. Ovejuela
Natural swimming pool. Ovejuela river
Climbing the Vela
The way to El Chorrituelo
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