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Great flat hike that combines outdoor beauty and historical monuments that dates back over 1000 years

7 months ago

Very interesting historical place! Beautiful walk between the Roman mines and old chestnut trees!

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Sat Dec 10 2016

Official track edited by the Consorcio del Camino del Cid MTB layout Last revision: November 2016. More information: www.caminodelcid.org Stages - Vivar del Cid - Burgos (13 km) - Burgos - Santo Domingo de Silos (63.6 km) - Santo Domingo de Silos - Langa de Duero (61.5 km) - Langa de Duero - El Burgo de Osma (63.4 km) - El Burgo de Osma - Berlanga de Duero (42.8 km) - Berlanga de Duero - Atienza (52.1 km) We invite you to accompany the Cid in his exile, from Vivar -his native town- to the magic fortress of Atienza, in Guadalajara. It crosses the medieval border of the Douro River and follows its tracks through the valleys and mountains of the provinces of Burgos, Soria and Guadalajara. Accompany the Cid in his exile This route follows the first days of the exile of the Cid narrated in the Cantar, although it also includes other passages of the poem, such as the Afrenta de Corpes. El Cid left Vivar with a handful of knights and the royal order to leave Castile in nine days, a term that he used to leave his daughters and his wife in the monastery of San Pedro de Cardeña, get ready, and reinforce his small group of faithful enlisting new knights and soldiers. Although the Cid left Castile just in the Sierra de Pela, in the current boundary between Soria and Guadalajara (sierra that in 1081 marked the natural border between the kingdoms of Castile and Toledo), our itinerary ends in the next nucleus of importance, already in "Muslim territory": the historical village of Atienza, a military stronghold of the Andalusian frontier of great importance in the tenth and eleventh centuries. What will you find? Up to six Protected Natural Spaces, among which the valley of Arlanza and La Yecla (a limestone cut off Silos and at the foot of the road that is worth visiting) stand out, as well as the Soriano area of the Duero River, of great importance environmental but also geopolitical during the Middle Ages. Atalayas and castles of the Duero, from Langa de Duero to Berlanga de Duero. The colossal Califal fortress of Gormaz, of which El Cid was warden. Castilian founding monasteries of San Pedro de Cardeña and Santo Domingo de Silos. Mythical places within the history of Cidiana, such as Vivar del Cid, San Pedro de Cardeña, Castillejo de Robledo, San Esteban de Gormaz or Burgos, in whose cathedral -Partrimonio de la Humanidadestá the El Cid is buried. The Romanesque cloister of Santo Domingo de Silos, and interesting samples of rural Romanesque in more than a dozen towns. Small and peaceful villages, some of them of medieval "aroma", such as Covarrubias, Santo Domingo de Silos, Langa de Duero, San Esteban de Gormaz, El Burgo de Osma, Berlanga de Duero and Atienza, all declared Historical and / or artistic . The signaling The Exile is marked with a white and red mark on the sections approved as GR-160 and double red mark on the rest. In those sections where cyclability is complicated, alternatives have been identified as Btt sections. When you find a stretch Btt ignores the signaling senderista and follows the Btt signals as it will lead you through a more comfortable and simple route. Climatology Our itinerary covers the foothills of the Iberian System with altitudes ranging from 825 m from Langa de Duero to 1,375 m in Miedes de Atienza. These conditions give the climate a marked continental character where the Mediterranean influence leaves its mark on a drier summer. Broadly speaking, winters last from mid-November to the end of March. Frosts are not uncommon even outside of winter and in general the sunrises are cold, so you always have to wear some warm and windproof clothing, even in summer. In winter the snowfalls are not strange, although there are no sections where their presence is continuous, affecting the traveler in a timely manner. The rains have their maximum in spring and autumn, although they are not usually torrential nor are they a strong obstacle for a prepared cyclist.

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