Map route

MIRADOR DE LAS VIÑAS

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Registration: PR-CC96

Travel Forms: Walking

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Distance Distance: 14,9 km

Maximum Height Maximum Height: 332,5 m

Minimum height Minimum height: 158,7 m

Positive slope (round) Positive slope (round): 38,4 m

Difference negative (return) Difference negative (return): 221,6

Estimated time Estimated time: 3 horas y 30 minutos

Route Type Route Type: One way going and return paths

Description:

The route starts from the road from Santiago de Alcántara to Carbajo and leads to Las Viñas viewpoint, which, from its location on the banks of the Tajo, offers unbeatable views of this great river. Before reaching it, the route passes by a large wooden tower that acts as a viewpoint and bird hide, whose keys must be requested from “El Péndere” Centre of Interpretation, in Santiago de Alcántara, if you want to go inside.

It is a comfortable route to do, which only has a steep slope at the end, like the rest of the routes leading to the river. It goes over gentle countryside of Holm oak (Quercus ilex subsp. ballota) meadows or dehesas, until reaching the riverbanks, where the plant life starts to change, with strawberry trees (Arbutus unedo), gum rockrose (Cistus ladanifer), broom (Genista hirsuta) and false olives (Phillyrea angustifolia) appearing. The route ends at Las Viñas viewpoint, near to the riverbank, which is reached by crossing some olive tree crops that alternate with shade loving plants, in which it is easy to see small birds such as the Eurasian Nuthatch (Sitta europaea), Long-tailed Tit (Aegithalos caudatus) or Sardinian Warbler (Sylvia melanocephala).

Throughout the route and from the tower hide you can admire the flight of almost all the Natural Park’s large birds: Eurasian Black Vulture (Aegypius monachus), Spanish Imperial Eagle (Aquila adalberti), Egyptian Vulture (Neophron percnopterus), Bonelli’s Eagle (Hieraaetus fasciatus) or Black Stork (Ciconia nigra), among others. It’s also not uncommon to see groups of Red Deer (Cervus elaphus), particularly in the middle section of the route. In September, during the rutting, it’s a good area to hear the great males of this species relatively nearby

Half MIDE: The medium is not free from risks

Itinerary MIDE: Well defined roads and crossings

MIDE displacement: Many smooth surfaces