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The Natural Park of Valderejo

The Natural Park of Valderejo

INFORMATION

parquevalderejo@parques.alava.net

This Park is situated in a semicircular valley surrounded by imposing limestone crests. One of its greatest attractions is the coexistence of commercial farming and the conservation of our natural heritage. Nature and rural life have coexisted over the centuries and continue to do so in perfect harmony.
A special feature of the park is the Purón river gorge and its forests of beech, pine and holm oak on the mountainsides, that contrast with the pastures and fields of the plains and a high cliffs of the mountains. The park is home to a wide variety of animals including wild boars, squirrels, roe deer and golden eagles. But the star attraction is, without doubt, the parks’s colony of griffon vultures, the largest in the Basque Country, which have become a kind of symbol of the park.

Province
Alava
Location
In the western part of Alava, on the borders with Burgos
Surface area
3,496 hectares
Altitude
Highest point: Mount Recuenco (1,240 m)
Lowest point: 640 m.
Points of access
From Vitoria-Gasteiz:
N-1 highway as far as Nanclares de la Oca. Take the road to Pobes, Salinas de Añana and Espejo as far as Villanueva de Valdegovía. In San Millán de San Zadornil take the road that goes to Lalastra
Information
Lalastra Interpretation and Information Centre
Tel. 947 56 60 91
parquevalderejo@parques.alava.net
Opening hours: Open to the public every day, except Mondays
Group visits must be booked in advance
Routes
There is a network of routes of different length (between 3.5 and 12 km)
Other places of interest
Lalastra Interpretation Centre. Lalastra is a village that has been restored and integrated into the landscape
Mural paintings in the church in Ribera (abandoned)
Hermitages in artificial cavee in the gorge of the River Purón
Prehistoric remains
Distance from Vitoria-Gasteiz: 55 km