Hiking in El Bierzo, León

In our country there are many exciting places to go hiking, many of them with routes already designed that will become an experience for all those who practice it. Today I will show you one of the routes you can do in the province of León, specifically the Route of the Medicinal Sources of El Bierzo , an exciting place where you will discover truly spectacular landscapes.

On this route, the route starts from Noceda and you can do it at any time of the year since it doesn’t have much difficulty. Along the way you will come across five spectacular natural springs, including the Fuente del Azufre, the Fuente de la Salud or the Gualta Waterfall . Halfway up to them you will find the Peña de la Gualta Viewpoint, an ideal place to take spectacular photographs of the Sierra de Gistredo.

From another of the sources, El Rubio, you can see the Mirador de la Gualta , the town of Noceda, the neighborhood of La Vega or the Sierra de Guiana, all of them spectacular places. You access the Fuente del Rubio from El Mouro along a zig-zag path between wild brooms, oaks and urces. They say that the water from this source is very good for strengthening bones, for rheumatism, to prevent cavities and that it also gives you a lot of vitality.
The area around the Fuente del Azufre is totally jungle and there is a spectacular waterfall that is one of the great landscapes of the route. They say that if you drink this water you will get very hungry, so many people take advantage of that stop to have a snack or a snack. Throughout the tour you will find many more fountains although not all of them have medicinal properties , but they do have very cool water that will be great for a stop.

The total of the route is 12 kilometers and it usually takes about four hours to travel them, depending on the time you stop at each site. The entire route is perfectly signposted and it is practically impossible for you to get lost. At the end of the tour you have a campsite, Camping de Chanos , where you can take the opportunity to spend a relaxed day in contact with nature.