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ARLANZA WINE ROUTE : Essence of Castile



Nature and wine, always linked in this land, make up 2,000 km2 of landscape in the Arlanza Wine Route. A landscape that goes along the banks of river Arlanza, from the pinewoods of Quintanar de la Sierra, where its waters flow from east to west, to the border with Palencia, where it meets the Pisuerga river, near Torquemada.

Ruins of San Pedro de Arlanza Img - The spring in Arlanza valley Img - La Yecla gorge Img - Waters of Arlanza river Img - Black poplars, meadows  and junipers
The spring
in Arlanza valley

The Arlanza Wine Route is made up of three colourful natural regions: Cerrato, Arlanza and Sierra de la Demanda.

The Cerrato valleys have the typical Castilian agricultural countryside with large fields used for cereal growing. This area goes on as you get in the province of Burgos, in moorlands near Los Balbases.

The region of Arlanza is crossed by rivers and streams whose banks give life to big forests of oak trees and junipers. Places where you can enjoy a hard countryside where erosion and time have created a folded relief, caves carved in rocks, waterfalls and rough cliffs.

Live the experience of going across suspended foot bridges to walk above a deep and narrow� gorge, in an exclusive natural area where you can find the biggest and best preserved junipers in our planet.

In the south of Burgos, get into La Sierra de la Demanda, passing Covarrubias and Santo� Domingo de Silos. There you can watch some singular birds flying through the sky in a protected area.

Breathe the Nature in the Arlanza Wine Route, where you will find lots of places named as sites of community importance: the banks of rivers Arlanza, Arlanz�n and their tributaries, the forests of junipers of Arlanza, the mountains of Cerrato and the moors of Torquemada. All of them are ideal places for hiking and outdoor activities.

Pictures 1 y 4; Félix Andino

Junta de Castilla y León, Unión Europea - Fondo Europeo Agrícola de Desarrollo Rural; Gobierno de España - Ministerio de Medio Ambiente, Rural y Marino; Leader