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The northern part of these municipalities is quite special because of their characteristic “loras”. Some of the most important and well known “loras” are Peña Ulaña, Peña Mesa, Peña Castro and Peña Amaya.

We invite you to climb the last-mentioned one. The path PRC-BU 200 is 12 km. long, and takes about 3 hours. You will discover the remains of pre-roman settlements and a medieval village and you will enjoy the magnificent views. If you are interested in ornithology, you can bring your binoculars to watch the birds that soar through the sky.

Afterwards, you can visit the villages of Amaya, Peones and Puentes, which surround the mountain. Their popular architecture and ethnographic patrimony are really interesting.

To have lunch, you can choose between the restaurants that are in Villadiego. And then, you can rent a bicycle in the BTT center and do the route BTT 14-Las Loras. If you like patrimony, several Romanesque churches will wait for you in the villages that this itinerary passes through. And there are other three routes BTT to choose.

To finish the day, a walk through the streets of Villadiego will help you learn a bit more about the history and patrimony of this village. You can visit one of its museums (ethnographic and pictorial museums) or the Interpretation center about the Comic.

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The municipality of Melgar, formed by five villages, is situated at the border with the province of Palencia. The river Pisuerga is a natural frontier between the two provinces and its water has been a source of development for this area.

To begin with, we propose that you do the path PRC-BU 192-Los Medievales. It crosses three of the villages of this municipality: Valtierra, Tagarrosa and Santa María Ananuñez.

In Melgar, you can visit the village and find interesting touristic attractions: the church of La Asunción, the ethnographic museum and the Interpretation center about the Water..

To have lunch, there are several restaurants in the village. Then, you can rent a bicycle in the BTT center and do the route BTT 7-Los Navegantes. To finish the day, we invite you to learn more about the Castilla Channel by sailing in the boat San Carlos de Abanades. The journey goes from the jetty of Carrecalzada” till the lock of San Llorente de la Vega.

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Sasamón has an interesting history related to the Roman Empire. We know that the emperor Augusto camped in this area during the war against the Cantabrian people. A Roman road that connected Milan and Leon, called Via Italia, crosses the village.

If you want to discover a bit more about this area, you can begin by doing the path PRC-BU 193-Arroyo del Valle. This path surrounds the village of Castrillo de Murcia where every year, the Sunday after the Corpus, the Colacho festivity takes place. Its Interpretation center about the Colacho will show you some characteristics and peculiarities of this festivity.

After having lunch in one of the restaurants of Sasamón or Olmillos, you can rent a bicycle in the BTT center and do the route BTT 11-Los Negrales.

To end the day, you can walk through the village to visit the spectacular church of Santa María La Real or the Interpretation center about the Celts.

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Castrojeriz lives under the shadow of its castle, which was an important center of power in the Middle Ages. The history of this village is related to the Way of St. James, the most important route of pilgrimage in the world.

That’s the reason why we propose you to experience this village as a pilgrim, and ask you to do a part of the road. You can begin in the district of San Antón and reach the end of the Royal Street of Castrojeriz. If you wish, you can go on this route till Puente Fitero, in the limit with the province of Palencia, but, previously, you will have to cross the difficult “cuesta de Mostelares”. The whole path is 12 km long and the part that goes from San Antón to the Royal Street is just about 4 km.

By doing this path you will discover some of the most important monuments of Castrojeriz: the ruins of the Convent of San Antón, the church of Ntra. Sra. Del Manzano, the church of Santo Domingo, the Major Square and the church of San Juan. You can also climb the hill where the castle is located.

However, you may choose to do another path. If that is the case, the PRC-BU 189-Ruinas de Tabanera crosses the north of the municipality.

After having tasted the typical dishes of this area in one of its restaurants, you can rent a bicycle in the BTT center and do the route BTT 5-La Degollada that crosses the villages of Hinestrosa and Vallunquera.

To finish the day, you can visit the Sacred Art Museum or the Interpretation center about the Pilgrimages.