Route 22. Springs, Viewpoints and History
Pueyo / Puiu
Accumulated positive difference in altitude: 290m
Time: 3h 20m
Exit: Siete Fuentes, in Pueyo
Percentage of trail: 2%
MIDE: 2 - 2 - 2 - 3
Forts, viewpoints and history
A route among springs, places steeped in history, medieval fountains and panoramic viewpoints from which to enjoy the views of Valdorba and a large part of the Central Zone of Navarre.
In the surroundings of Pueyo there are several natural springs with abundant flow throughout the year: Siete Fuentes (where we are), Fuente Aranbero, Fuente Valdetina and Fuente Turrustaldia. The hiking route that we propose visits all of them, as well as two panoramic viewpoints and several places full of history. Among them is the Medieval Bridge over the river Cidacos, located just 70 m from here in the direction of the village. It is built in walled enclosur with a semicircular arch and another pointed arch and until 1975 it was the main entrance road to Pueyo. The route starts by crossing to the opposite bank of the river Cidacos over the road bridge and leaves Pueyo heading northeast along the Aranbero path. You soon reach the Aranbero spring, where the ascent to La Campaña (615 m) begins. At the top of this mountain there is a small wind farm and a panoramic viewpoint from where we can enjoy excellent views over Valdorba and a large part of the Zona Media. Then the route descends to Fuente Valdetina, the furthest point of the route and equipped with a picnic area where you can stop to refuel. The return to Pueyo is much flatter until you reach the Turrustaldia fountain. From there the route climbs up to the highest point of the town, the hermitage of Santiago, another magnificent panoramic viewpoint from which you can see the Special Area of Conservation "Montes de Valdorba". Then you only have to go downhill through the whole town until you reach the river Cidacos and Siete Fuentes, the end of the route.