Route 13. Carrizo and Lalandas
Accumulated positive difference in altitude: 30m
Time: 1h 50m
Exit: Mélida, esplanade in front of the school and the municipal pelota court
Percentage of trail: 4%
MIDE: 1 - 2 - 2 - 2
A walk through the groves of the river Aragón
The riverside woods of the Aragón river are worth a visit on their own. But if we also add a walk through fields, along the banks of a beautiful stream, visit the Mélida walnut tree, a Natural Monument of Navarre, and reach a place with wide views, the walk multiplies its attractions.
The town of Mélida is located in a wide agricultural plain that dominates the valley formed by the Aragón River, about 25 m above the river on its left bank. The hiking route that we propose crosses the fields located to the east of the town up to the area of Carrizo and then returns next to the stream of Lalandas until it reaches the groves of the river. Finally it goes up a newly opened path to the spectacular panoramic viewpoint of the Aragón River. Starting from the Municipal Fronton, the route begins bordering the town centre to the east for 600 m until it takes a comfortable and flat track known as the Camino de Carcastillo. After passing some farms, the route turns and descends through the Carrizo area until it reaches the Lalandas River. From there it returns along the Camino de los Pinos until it reaches the NA-128, which must be crossed very carefully. The last part of the route runs through the area of orchards and copses located between Mélida and the Aragón River. After crossing, again with great caution, the road that leads to Santacara, the route passes next to the impressive Mélida walnut tree, declared a Natural Monument of Navarre in 2009. The only thing left to do is to climb to the viewpoint along a path with good views over the river and its riverside woods.