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Tierras de Hellín: Ribera del Mundo, Las Minas and Los Almadenes Canyon.

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The water, the flows of the Mundo and Segura rivers, will guide us along a surprising route, perfect for nature lovers and activities such as hiking, mountain biking, fishing and canoeing. A route ...
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70km
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Hellín
9.2km
Puentes romanos de Isso
5.4km
Presa de San Diego
2.6km
Presa de Tabizna
22km
Paraje del Terche
4.7km
Paraje del Azaraque
3.4km
Puente de Agramón
9.8km
Poblado de Camarillas
3.7km
Las Minas
3.5km
Cañón de los Almadenes
5.2km
La Junta

The water, the flows of the Mundo and Segura rivers, will guide us along a surprising route, perfect for nature lovers and activities such as hiking, mountain biking, fishing and canoeing. A route for unwinding, and enjoying leisurely strolls, bathing and rest. Packing your bag with sandwiches and drinks is the best option.

At 9 km from Hellín, the Isso Roman bridges offer impressive scenery and a natural beach. From here, along roads winding through fertile valleys, we reach the Santo Domingo and Tabizna dams, places including Terche and Azaraque, offering the ideal setting for riverside strolls and picnics. The Agramón Bridge, on the road joining Agramón and Las Minas, offers a pleasant bathing opportunity on its artificial beach.

Close by, the tip of the Camarillas wetlands is the entrance from the Mundo river to the dam. You can take a dip and go fishing here. Skirting around the reservoir, we reach the town of Camarillas, with a beautiful natural setting of pine groves and tamarind trees with an extensive natural beach and a complete view of the reservoir.

The town of Las Minas is set on the left bank of the Segura river, next to the confluence with the Mundo river. From the Roman times to the mid-19th century, this was where almost all Spanish sulphur - for making gunpowder - was extracted. This meant the town saw significant growth. The richest veins ran out and the subsequent competition with French and American sulphur lead to its closure in 1960.

The vestiges of the past are visible: cylindrical ovens, unused mines, old processors, remains of the railway line, the chapel, prison, cinema, a supplies warehouse, etc.

We leave this hamlet along a paved road in good condition, which takes us to the old railway station. On our left, we’ll find a road that leads us to the “Los Almadenes Canyon”, which we need to follow to the end. After walking for a few metres, we’ll reach a metal walkway allowing us to enter the canyon itself.

A stunning view awaits: we are fully immersed in a narrow canyon with really high walls, pierced for thousands of years by the Mundo waters.

We then retrace our steps. We reach “La Junta”, which is where the Mundo river joins the Segura, and Castilla-La Mancha borders Murcia. Other impressively beautiful spot, with green scenery and huge rice fields where the famous “Bomba” rice is grown.

On the way back to Las Minas, before arriving, the road forks off towards Agramón. It’s time to return.

Tourist office
Oficina de Información Turística
C/ El Rabal, 1
02400 Hellín
967 541 520
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