Day trips & excursions

Hiking trail of the Escalerón and La Raya in Cuenca

Availability: Friday and Sunday
Duration: 7 hours
Language: English , Spanish
Mobile voucher accepted
Do this because
  • Visit one of the most well-known and beautiful villages from all the Mountainous area of Cuenca
  • Admire a magnificent perspective of Uña Lake
  • Enjoy one of the most spectacular trekking pathways in Serranía de Cuenca Natural Park
What to expect

Leaving from your accommodation in Cuenca early in the morning, you'll visit Uña, one of the most well-known and beautiful villages from all the Mountainous area of Cuenca. You'll also hike El Escalerón and La Raya to enjoy a magnificent perspective of Uña Lake.

First of all, you'll visit Uña which has a very special lagoon and here begins one of the most spectacular trekking pathways in Serranía de Cuenca Natural Park.

You'll then reach Uña Lagoon which has a natural origin and was declared Wildlife Refuge in 1988 by the diversity of birds, mainly wintering birds, which live in the lake, as well as another kind of birds, like those of prey, and mammals, such as otters. With the assistance of optical devices (binoculars, telescope) you will be able to sight many bird species whether related to the lake (Grey heron, Great cormorant, Marsh harrier) or rocky cliffs species (Griffon vulture, Egyptian vulture).

You'll finally hike the trail El Escalerón and La Raya. This route is a circular trail of 9km in length and average difficulty. Along this itinerary, you will be able to enjoy a magnificent perspective of Uña Lake, almost a bird's eye view. In addition, the spectacular scarps of the southern edge of La Muela de la Madera hide lots of details that serve to understand how this particular landscape was formed. The route begins bordering Uña Lake and going up El Escalerón until you get an impressive view. You will continue the trail bordering the vulture nests around the lake. The itinerary has indeed an average difficulty by the rough descent, although the footpath is in good condition. Firstly, you will go down the slope by an alley until arriving at La Raya. A spectacular cleft in the rock, through which you will walk until beginning the steep descent back to Uña from where you'll return to Cuenca.

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What's included
  • Transport with hotel pick-up
  • Specialist guide in ecotourism
  • Observation equipment (binoculars and telescope)
  • Birdwatching
What's not included
  • Gratuities (optional)
Reduced price
  • Infant (0-2): free
  • Child (3-7): reduced
Where
Meeting point:

Pickup and drop-off from your hotel. Please confirm the pick-up place directly with the local operator. You'll find their contact details on the voucher

What to remember
  • Please confirm the pick-up place directly with the local operator after booking. You'll find their contact details on the voucher
  • Wear comfortable footwear (trekking boots if possible)
  • Wear warm clothes in winter
  • Bring a hat and water in summer
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When
  • Friday and Sunday at 8.30am
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Booking fee
Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
Cancellation policy
Receive a 100 % refund if you cancel up to 1 day before the activity begins.

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