NORDIC WALKING CIRCULAR ROUTE THROUGH THE SIERRA DE ONTIÑENA

Descripción

It is a very attractive circular route. The route begins and ends at the Hermitage of San Gregorio in Ontiñena. 

hermitage ontiñena


This hermitage is a group of buildings made up of a House attached to the Hermitage, a chapel and a Warehouse. In the Middle Ages it was a pilgrim's hostel on the routes leading to the Sijena monastery: Peñalba Candasnos Caspe. Ontiñena's neighbors built a small playground and a picnic covered with tables and benches. the hermitage has a fountain with water. During this route we will be able to appreciate the contrast between the steppe and the labor fields and the forests and pine forests that surround this mountain range.

FLORA

In Ontiñena you will find the typical flora of the Bajo Cinca region with Mediterranean vegetation, on the banks of the river, poplar and fruit trees and in the pine, juniper and scrub mountain ranges. In the Sierra de Ontiñena, rosemary, thyme, esparto grass and gorse grow abundantly along with the ontinas that perhaps gave the town its name. In the part of the Alcanadre riverbank we find orchards and fruit trees, poplars, poplars, elms, acacias together with brambles, reeds, reeds, licorice, which are mixed in cultivated fields such as daisies and poppies. 

Wildlife

Insects: spiders, scolopendra, grasshoppers, butterflies, dragonflies, scorpions and other insects Reptiles: like lizards, lizards, and snakes. Toads and frogs that together with hedgehogs, rodents, bats. And in the Sierra hares, wildcats, civets, foxes, rabbits, wild boars Birds: storks, pigeons, herons, ducks, owls, owls, owlets, eagles, kestrels, vultures, Egyptian vultures, crows, thrushes, bee-eaters, larks. And in the Sierra partridges, quails, woodcocks, churras. And for all the people sparrows, starlings, swallows. In the Alcanadre river we can find otters and crabs, with different fish such as carp, barbel, madrilla, gaburro, eel.

Route description 

Sierra Ontiñena Route

DISTRICT BAJO CINCA

GEOGRAPHICAL AREA

MONEGROS
START ERMITA SAN GREGORIO
TYPE CIRCULAR
TIME 3H
DISTANCE 12 KM
SLOPE 99 mt
MAXIMUM LEVEL 202
MINIMUM LEVE 102

Starting from San Gregorio we travel 4km of its plain until we reach one of its “mases” where we will enter the Sarda Ciega, leveling up to the Mas de la Marta from where we can see a panoramic view of this place and the 4 huegas, we continue the route descending by the path of the Sierra next to kermes and pine trees until we reach the bottom of the valley to ascend along the trail of the trail next to the beautiful pine forest that surrounds us, once the Sierra is crowned we are again in the plain of San Gregorio where we will arrive 2 km later to finish at the Hermitage where we started

ROUTE PROFILE

SCHEDULES AND PASSWAYS

PLACE

TIEME TABLE

ERMITA DE SAN GREGORIO

EXIT

ROAD CROSSING (LEFT)

MAS DE PEPE ROS

30´

SARDA CIEGA

1 H

MAS DE LA MARTA (PANORAMICA)

1 H 15´

ROADS CROSSING  (CAMINO DE LA SIERRA)

1 H 30´

ROADS CROSSING (EL REGUERO)

2 H

LLANO DE SAN GREGORIO

2 H 30´

HERMITAGE OF SAN GREGORIO

3 H

Route organized by AGUALATE

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