Ascent to Batuecas Waterfall.
WeŽll visit the Town in Hurdes named "Las Mestas" where weŽll take a coffee at the "Hospedería de Las Hurdes". There is a unique tree in this population easy to visit and admire: Juniper of Las Mestas. Then weŽll go to the Monastery of the Holy Desert of St. José of Batuecas, from where weŽll hike the main route of this tour. Batuecas upriver to the waterfall called "Chorro de las  Batuecas". WeŽll have opportunity to observe several shelters with rock paintings and a wonderful landscape.
Next to the waterfall weŽll take a "taco" (picnic) with the best products from Extremadura and then weŽll return to the monastery. Back to the car, weŽll climb Portillo port and during this ascent weŽll enjoy stunning views of the Hurdes and Batuecas Valley. Once up, quickly get to the beautiful town of La Alberca where weŽll walk. Before embarking on the way back we will climb to the top of the Francia Peak from where weŽll descry hundreds of miles around.
Type of Tour
Location
Distance by car from Plasencia
Distance Walking
Walking Hardness
Best season
Nature and Towns
Hurdes and Francia Mountains
210 Km
11 Km
Low
All. Specially Spring and Summer
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Header Photography: La Alberca Main Square.
Batuecas Falls
Views from Portillo Mount
Traditional Architecture in La Alberca Main Square Historical Town of Francia Mountains Salamanca
Conoce Extremadura
Batuecas Waterfall in Batuecas Valley near the Historical Town of La Alberca in Francia Mountains
Views from Portillo Pass in Batuecas Valley near the Historical Town of La Alberca in Francia Mountain
Suitable Origins for this Route
BATUECAS WATERFALL
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NORMAL HIKING:
Distance:      11 Km
Hardness:     Low
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Best season: All, specialy Summer
Montains and Valleys in Hurdes and Batuecas. Francia Peak
ROUTES NEARBY
HURDES AND FRANCIA MOUNTAINS (BATUECAS)
Las Mestas Juniper
Batuecas Fall and River
Batuecas convent, La Alberca church. Convent of Francia Peak
Las Mestas, La Alberca
Cave Paintings near Batuecas River
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