a short walk in the Rio Seco
Walking in the dry river of Pinar de Campoverde
In the nature reserve of the Rio Seco you will see many beautiful places. You can hide from the sun under one of the many pine trees or in the shade of the rocks eroded into works of art. The walk normally starts at the parking near the visitor center, but you can also start at another location such as the cave (see below).
If you leave at the visitor center you walk a little back on the road until you reach a narrow path on the left. This path leads to a large open space. There you turn right downwards at the route sign. You walk through the forest for a while and then descend to the bed of the Rio Seco. As you walk through the river bed you will see beautiful sandstone rocks formed by erosion. Sometimes you may have to step through some mud to cross the river. After about fifteen minutes of walking it gets a bit wider. On the left you will see a gate and there the path also splits into 2 parts. Here you should choose the left-hand side to enjoy the most beautiful rock formations and the result of years of erosion.
After having followed the path for a while, you will see a sign with the indication "Pegaso" on your right. A local artist has engraved a horse in the rocks at that location. A little further there is another junction where you turn right into the bed of a small affluent. Here you will end up in a much greener area. This path ends at an asphalt road where you turn right. Barely a few meters past the place where the path ends, you see a small cave on the other side of the road.
This brings you to the end of the walk. You follow the road for a short while past a restaurant and sports grounds and you will be right back at the parking lot and the visitor center. This walk is approximately 3.5 kilometers long, there is also a longer walk of 10 kilometers.
You usually walk in this area through a largely dry river. This can of course be different in periods with a lot of rainfall.
kind of activity :
* walk
price :
* free
opening hours :
* not applicable, always accessible
address :
* Calle Trebol Pc 7, 03191 Pinar de Campoverde
* GPS visitors center & parking lot : 37.908369, -0.832148
* GPS cave : 37.975382,-0.687774
distance :
* Torrevieja : 26 km, 35 minutes
* Guardamar : 38 km, 45 minutes
* La Marina : 45 km, 50 minutes

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