The Buseo Reservoir

18th of February

Let’s go to Chera to do a loop around the Buseo reservoir. During this hike we will get great panoramic views of the reservoir from all the angles. We will also pass by the impressive waterfall – el Chorrero de la Castellana.

The Buseo reservoir is a beautiful site reminiscent of Swiss landscapes, and which was formed when a 40-meter-high dam was erected in the Reatillo riverbed, at the entrance to the narrow Tormagal gorge. The dam, built using ashlar masonry between 1903 and 1915, can store 7.5 cubic hectometres of water, an amount that allowed the entire Valencian huerta to be watered at least two and a half times a year.
It is the oldest reservoir in the Turia basin and from its commissioning it was the largest in the Valencian Community, until the construction of the María Cristina reservoir in Castellón, completed in 1925. But it retained the first place in the province of Valencia until 1952, the date on which the Benagéber reservoir was built, later its hydraulic utility being merely tourist.

Chera – Embalse de Buseo

Chorrero de La Castellana

In the town of Chera (Valencia), and within the course of the Umbría de la Viña ravine, also receiving water from the Ermita ravine -the one that feeds the surplus place known as El Chorrero and the Cuevas de la Garita-, there is a little-known wonder of the province of Valencia. We are talking about the Chorrero de la Castellana, a beautiful waterfall that appears in years of rain and that offers, to those who go to it, a unique spectacle, worth visiting.

El Chorrero de La Castellana

Difficulty: medium/high (15.4km with 525m elevation gain)
Technical level: medium (trails and gravel roads with no technical difficulty)
Meeting point: Mestalla, parking lot on av. Aragón, 9:30 (return to Valencia ~18:00)
Price: 32 euros (28 euros signing up before 17.02 9:00) / 12 euros coming to Chera.

The price includes professional guide, transportation, accident and public liability insurances.
Bring at least 1l of water, lunch, long-sleeve clothes and hiking shoes.
Become a member and get a 6-euros discount for every hike.

Embalse de Buseo - Chera

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