30th of July
Let’s go to Chera to do a loop around the Buseo reservoir. During this hike we will pass by el Chorrero de la Castellana waterfall and walk till barranco de la Hoz, where we will be able to bathe in cristal clear waters of a mountain stream.
Barranco de la Hoz
Next to the Buseo reservoir and very close to the camping area, you can find a wonder of nature. When there is rain and enough flow, you can enjoy a unique spectacle: Barranco de la Hoz de Chera. The waterfall, pools and unique rocks that form the gorge of La Hoz, which provides flow to the Reatillo River, the main tributary of the Turia on its right bank and subjected to the Mediterranean rainfall regime with rapid and violent floods caused by torrential rains, which they alternate with strong drafts that leave their bed dry, they are spectacular to witness at different times of the year….. Valencia Bonita
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 garden 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…. Encherate
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.
Difficulty: medium/low (9.5km with 150m elevation gain).
Technical level: medium/low (trails and roads with no technical difficulty).
Price: 35 euros
Meeting point: Joaqíun Sorolla train station 9:30 (return to Valencia ~18:00)
Bring at least 1l of water, lunch, cap, swimsuit, sunscreen and hiking shoes.
COVID-19 Safety Measures:
– the temperature of all the participants will be measured prior to getting in the minibus
– hand gel use (provided) is mandatory
– wearing a mask is mandatory in all closed spaces