Walking Routes - CANTORIA
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Walking routes from Cantoria
Cantoria Radio Masts La Polvora
La Polvora Cantoria is the yearly mountain race that is organised by the city council of Cantoria. I chose to trace the shorter route of the two starting from Cantoria by the medical centre via meandering concrete road/trails which soon becomes a steep trail through pine trees, and single footpath carved out by previous rainfall. This walk is NOT for the faint-hearted, but thoroughly recommended if you like a challenge. The views are spectacular.
Mileage - 13.6km / 8.5 miles
Time - Allow at least 4 hours
Elevation gain uphill - 1, 542 ft (Max elevation 2,631ft)
Cantoria to Piedra Amarilla
A lovely walk from Cantoria, via the Chapel, then on to the watch tower. Under the motorway into Piedra Amarilla before returning to Cantoria via part of the Barranco de los Lirias O del Lentisco
Mileage - 11km / 7 miles
Time - 3 hours
Elevation gain uphill - 351 ft (Max elevation 1,540ft)
Starting in Cantoria this is an official route on the PR-A-418 that takes you along Rambla de Torrobra under the A-1100 road then a continuous arduous climb, for over an hour. The first part is uncovered and exposed to the sun, the rest of the climb is through a forest path that in other times were used as a communication route with the towns of Lijar and Albanchez. The locals popularly know it as Cuesta del Cartero, because it was the path used to carry the mail. At the end of the climb and along the mountain ridge the views are simply magnificent out to Albanchez, Albox, Cantoria, Almanzora, Partaloa and Oria in the distance. You walk along this ridge for a while before slowly making your way down and eventually onto the old railway between Almanzora and Cantoria.
Mileage - 15km / 9 miles
Terrain - Road, Rambla, Trails, Railway (Greenway) VERY long and steep incline at the start for at least an hour!
Elevation gain uphill - 1, 358 ft (Max elevation 2,312ft)