2- 3- Paralelos al Río Alcanadre
1 –Once we reach Bara, we will leave our vehicle. We will look for the northern part of the town. For this, we can take a path to the left before entering the village, and leave the church on our right, or cross the village and turn left leaving the church on our left.
2 – These two paths come together. A little later this road becomes a path. We will not take a first path that crosses the river on the right (we will use it on the way back) and also no path or path that comes from the left. Our goal is to keep parallel to the Alcanadre River, until we have to cross it in a tight bend of the river. 3 – Now the path ascends a little and separates from the channel but is still parallel on its other side. We will descend a little and we will join the channel again. A little further on, a path will cross our path, we will ignore it and we will continue straight, in false level and following the river we will reach Bibán.
4 – Past Bibán, the path forks, we will go by the one on the right that descends to a small ravine, for later, between climbs and half hillsides crossing another ravine and arriving at Miz.
5 – Once in Miz we will pass the town and we will go to the east or to our right as we arrive. As soon as you leave, the path once again bifurcates. Take the path on the left and parallel to the Miz ravine. You will descend through forests and bushes to the Alcanadre river.
6 – This is where the path that we have missed at the beginning of the excursion appears. We will cross the river and turning to the left we will return to Bara along this path that we already know.
History and Culture
The water of the Alcanadre river opens its way soon after being born, winding among terraces, small waterfalls and suggestive crystalline gorgas. He seems to know the long and hard journey that awaits him. In the high section, it is time to learn to sculpt rocks, play with shapes, find out the secrets of light and sound and then show them to us, with extraordinary beauty and great magnitude in Gorgas Negras ravines, Barrasil, Peonera and the Fornazos. Following the channel of the river is located the largest concentration of abandoned villages in the park and its area of influence, with more than 10 uninhabited cores. Bara, Nocito and Belsué are the exception. In recent years homes have been reformed and rebuilt; the habilitation of houses destined to the rural tourism, services of restoration and a plan of footpaths and routes by this zone, to yes like the conditioning of the communications, they make more accessible and comfortable, the discovery the High Alcanadre and the North face of Guara. Bara has a Romanesque church and several manors; we highlight Casa Otín from the 19th century, with a beautiful fringed fireplace and scarecrow, Casa Pariela from the 16th century, with interesting bas-reliefs, in its windows, of snakes and lizards. Both Miz and Bibán are in ruins, but they do not detract from this. These towns were self-sufficient, with mills, bread ovens, agriculture and livestock, given the proximity of each other they shared products and of course, church. The route takes place near the Alcanadre river where they live among many others, frogs, madrillas or water snakes, also many mammals and birds come to drink and cool off. Forests of pine, juniper, holm oaks, as well as montebajo with erizón, thyme, rosemary and savory, will accompany us on this route.
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