Fountains route around Torre los Negros
Torre los Negros is a village which has high groundwater levels. Its inhabitants had taken advantage of that water by means of fountains, water canals and troughs built along the boundary.
It is a nice itinerary for mountain biking, ideal to enjoy the fresh and purity of the great number of natural springs and admire the landscape along the Pancrudo river.
Itinerary: Torre los Negros > Padre Selleras fountain > Gileta fountain > Pedro Chovas fountain > Pedro Manco fountain > Calistro fountain > Santanares fountain > Zarzuela fountain > Barranco de los Chopos fountain > Valdelagreda fountain > Chorrillo fountain > Torre los Negros.
Description of the route: It starts from the main square of the village where the town bar is, then walk up to a steep path after crossing the river, and once reached the top, you will pass through the three fountains on the left bank of the river, taking a final descent to return to the river, which is the lowest point of the route (1029 metres). The path crosses the river again in a fordable walkway, nice place to cool yourself off, then cross the road and walk up to a pronounced steep to arrive to a splendid lookout over the river plain.
From now on until the highest point at 1284 metres, you will see other three fountains, before you begin the descent for about 1,1 kilometres to reach a fork, from where you can visit on a round trip the other two out of four fountains left, both are at a distance of 800 metres.
Then, continuing the descent you will pass by the side of the Valdelagreda fountain, and if you are as lucky as we were, you may find a flock of partridges, as shown on the picture.
At the end of the descent, you will arrive to the outskirts of town, but still left the Chorrillo fountain, the last one of our trip, which lets us rest and have some food at the covered picnic area which fire is allowed, in order to make a barbecue with family and friends.
This place and the fountain is two kilometres away from town.
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