Dehesa Boyal de Mínguez Hiking Trail
The former Camino de Portaje, a road that connected with the City of Coria through the pastures of Dehesa Boyal del Concejo, an estate used for grazing, with a capacity of 800 bushels.
Scenic Tour: From the moment you start the walk heading south, at the beginning of the Iron Bridge (Puente de Hierro) erected between 1901 and 1909 over the Alagón River, the road passes through flat terrain between irrigated farms encompassing the city on this side until you reach the Municipal Farm of Mínguez. It is an excellent example of the adaptation of the Mediterranean forest to extensive agricultural use. From this point, the road gets twisty in a continuous upward slope crossing holm oaks and pointed slate crags between which cattle graze, until it takes you to the Viewpoint of the Alto de la Dehesa de Mínguez, a spacious natural balcony that looks out to the Alagón Valley with the Sierra de Gata and Sierra de Gredos mountain ranges in the background.
Ethnographic Tour: Traditional structures, constructed for the use of locals including shepherds’ huts, pigpens, bridges and fountains, can be seen in the meadows along the route.
Ecological Tour: The riverbanks, agricultural fields and grasslands (irrigated), along with the Mediterranean forest and scrubland (pasture), share an ecosystem with rural species, and the typical riparian species of the riverside forest as well as the Mediterranean forest and scrubland, including predatory species.
Fact Sheet: Type of Route: Linear (Out and back). Distance: 8.85 km. Estimated Time: 2 hours and 30 minutes.