Rincón del Obispo Hiking Trail
An ancient road that linked the City of Coria with an estate under the episcopal title used for grazing and cultivation with the production capacity of 350 bushels.
Scenic Tour: The route begins right at the beginning of the Iron Bridge (Puente de Hierro) erected between 1901 and 1909 over the Alagón River, from where you must head southeast towards the urban neighbourhood of La Isleta and take an even pathway that is flanked, on its right, by rich irrigated agricultural fields that provide us with their excellent summer produce, including corn, tobacco, tomatoes, and peppers. These are lined by the river course boasting lush riparian vegetation that gets more abundant as you reach the famous natural spring called “Charco del Moro”, a landscape of great environmental value owing to the birdlife that nests there in winter. From this point, you can continue your walk to the white colonial town of Rincón del Obispo.
Ethnographic Tour: Location of the ancient archaeological deposits (c. 300,000 years BC) documented with an important number of lithic tools belonging to the Lower Palaeolithic Period, made mostly of quartzite and scattered around the fluvial terrace of the River Alagón, in addition to the possible Roman archaeological sites documented with the remains of Roman villas from the Later Roman Empire.
Ecological Tour: Agricultural fields and grasslands (irrigated), in addition to the riverbanks, share an ecosystem with rural species, along with the typical riverside forest.
Fact Sheet: Type of Route: Linear. Distance: 4.00 km. Estimated Time: 1 hour and 10 minutes.