“Head Peak”. Majestic view of the village, in the bottom of the ravine, and the valley of the Rio Dulce, since leaving the barrel of Pelegrina and Aragosa, to its mouth in the Henares River, through the terms of Mandayona and Villaseca de Henares.
no difficulty. Up the road, Argecilla direction and, when it reaches the plain, always take the path on the left. Approximately two hours round trip. You can even drive and almost reach the same peak.
“Rio Dulce Canyon”. To some 3 kms. de Mandayona, you reach the village of Aragosa, from where the march begins to Pelegrina, following the course of the river and passing through Los Heros (people already disappeared, where one wall is a hidden among the brambles) and La Cabrera.
At the end you can visit “BALCONY Rodriguez de la Fuente”, from where you can see waterfalls that form the ravine Gollorio going from the heights of the canyon ALCARRIA, very close to Pelegrina.
In this way we found a large colony of vultures, and it is nothing strange that you can see some deer and a wild boar on the stretch of Aragosa to La Cabrera.
Difficulty in the final stretch to overcome the barrel. At this point you can even make cycling. Some 14 kms. marching, more or less 4 hours. It is almost essential to leave a car at the end, BALCONY with Rodriguez de la Fuente, for the return.
Another possibility is to do it in two days: A stretch Aragosa La Cabrera, round trip, no difficulty, and on another day the section of La Cabrera until the end, also return.
Of interest are the historical and artistic ensembles of Atienza, heat, Molina de Aragón, Brihuega, Cifuentes, Cogolludo, Palazuelos, Sigüenza, Medinaceli. Museums like the Paleontological SAN BARTHOLOMEW, Atienza; MUSEUM TRIP TO THE ALCARRIA, Torija; ART MUSEUM diocesan ANTIGÜO, Siguenza, and the castles of Atienza, Sigüenza, Jadraque y Torija. Also mencinar THE HOUSE, in Alcolea del Pinar.
Activities in the area
Guided visits: From the Tourist Offices of Jadraque and Sigüenza. Also in www.visitasguiadassiguenza.es (see +).
Companies of nature and cultural activities in the area:
Hiking interpretation: Interpretation of the forest, Trail and footprints, Birding and wildlife. Routes through the Natural Park Tejera Negra Beech Forest, the Natural Park Barranco del Río Dulce, by Rio Salado Sickles (Santamera). cultural tours (Romanesque route, of Castles, Black Peoples). Animation activities and workshops. Rio Dulce, Sickles Salt River (Santamera) and Tejera Negra. In Thousand adventures. http://www.aventurasmil.com Tel.: 665010622.
Canoas, archery, climbing, espeleología, trekking, gynkana, Mountain bike, orientation, etc. In Huérmeces del Cerro. Albergue Rural El Molino. http://www.albergue-elmolino.com / Such.: 949397661 / 665010622 / 669414034.
Canoas, archery, BTT, traditional games, apiturismo days, mycology ... authentic rural tourism and full, natural and traditional values. Ideal for groups (familiar, friends, meetings, courses, etc.). In Centro de Ecoturismo of Barbatona. www.barbatona.com. email@example.com Such.: 651917311 / 949092037
Baptism Balloon. GlobosVientoZero. Sigüenza, etc. Tel: 949335036 / 651399058. http://www.globosvientozero.com
TOURISM OFFICES AND INTERPRETATION CENTERS
Jadraque. Tourist Office: Main Square, 2. These: 949890000 / 949800168
Mandayona. Interpretation Center of Nature's Natural Park Barranco del Río Dulce. Open Saturdays and Sundays (closes at noon).
Pelegrina. Interpretation Center of Nature's Natural Park Barranco del Río Dulce.
Sigüenza. Tourist Office: Calle Serrano Sanz, 9. Tel.: 949347007.
Atienza. Tourist Office and Museum and Interpretation Center Ethnographic (permanent exposure over six hundred parts ethnographical): Héctor Vázquez Street, 2. Tel: 949399293
EL CAMINO DEL CID
And they break the dawn and morning came;
the sun rose, God, that beautiful she pointed!
Castejon, all rose;
open the doors, They jump out gave
to see their fields and all their crops.
(To sing, 456)
Castejon de Henares, with category VILLA – still retains the court Rollo -, perhaps the quintessential village cidiano. Here was where, according to the Cantar de Mio Cid, made the first “settlement” outside the Kingdom of Castile and from where his cousin and lieutenant, Alvar Fáñez Minaya, he left “heat, Guadalajara to Alcala”, from where he returned with a fortune. Meanwhile EL CID “Castejon took his gold and silver”.
“O SAY CASTEJÓN,
WHICH it IS ON FENARES,
MIO CID lay on CELADA
THOSE WHO BRINGS WITH IT”
(to sing 435-436)