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Beteta: gorges, rivers and spa

Cuenca

If we had to choose a place to enjoy nature in all its glory, Beteta is the perfect choice. This small town is nestled between the Serranía de Cuenca Natural Park and the Alto Tajo Natural Park, two ...
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120km
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Beteta
9.8km
Carrascosa
3.7km
Los Castillejos de la Hoz Somera
7.1km
Herrería de Santa Cristina
12.1km
Puente Vadillos
4.5km
Presa de Chincha
8.4km
Solán de Cabras
8.1km
Cañizares
14km
Fuertescusa

If we had to choose a place to enjoy nature in all its glory, Beteta is the perfect choice. This small town is nestled between the Serranía de Cuenca Natural Park and the Alto Tajo Natural Park, two of the most stunning natural settings in Castilla-La Mancha.

The suggested plan here revolves around a journey through the Cuenca mountains close to this town, perched atop a vantage point with the Rochafrida Castle crowning the rocky outcrop.

Nearby is the Hoz de Beteta, a spectacular river canyon carved out by the Guadiana river, which allows pleasant walks and stops for rest in its recreational areas.

Towards the south, it’s worth visiting Carrascosa, the starting point for two interesting excursions: one to Herrería de Santa Cristina, a small, particularly charming village bursting with history and impressive views of the Hoz de Tragavivos gorge; the other excursion takes us inside the Los Castillejos de la Hoz Somera, a labyrinth of geological delights to rival the more popular Ciudad Encantada.

Following the course of the river, we reach the Vadillos Bridge and the Chincha dam, reservoir for the Guadiela waters in a beautiful setting.

Don’t miss the chance to stop, recharge your batteries, sleep, eat and relax at Solán de Cabras, home to the Royal Spa of the same name nestled in a stunning natural setting.

The road continues to the small, charming town of Cañizares, whose hamlet is located in a typical highland spot; the road reaches Cañamares, situated in a deep valley in extensive wicker plantations; and turns off towards Fuertescusa, the entrance to the so-called “Cuenca black forest,” an area with dense vegetation, canyons, stunning gorges and thick pine forests abundant in mountain goats, deer and other species. From here, we can go inside the gorges carved out by the Escabas river, a stunning spot with numerous areas to cool down in summer and admire the crystalline waters the rest of the year.

Tourist office
Oficina de Turismo de Beteta
Calle Isabel la Catolica, 30-32
16870 Beteta
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