Route 29. Paseo de Valdetina
Accumulated positive difference in altitude: 92m
Exit: Tafalla Health Centre car park
Percentage of trail: 11%
MIDE: 2 - 2 - 2 - 2
A simple route with the landscape as the protagonist
The Valdetina walk is one of the most frequented places by the people who live in Tafalla and it is one of the most beautiful that can be done from this town. Cultivated fields, small holm oak woods, two ponds that attract a diverse fauna, the banks of the river Cidacos, the Rekarte dam or the old tile kiln are some of its undeniable attractions.
A simple and pleasant route through the north of the municipality of Tafalla that runs through an area of great scenic quality, where crop fields alternate with small holm oak forests. In the farthest part of Tafalla, the path passes through the areas of Valdetina and Gariposa. A major fire in August 2016 affected both areas, but fortunately the scrubland has been recovering rapidly. The route starts from the area around the Health Clinic and heads north along the Camino de Tajubo, a comfortable agricultural track that climbs slightly uphill for more than 3 km. This is a path that is very popular with the people of Tafalla when they go for a daily walk. After passing the Balsa de la Patuca and the Balsa de los Ricos, the route turns to the right to take a path that climbs up to what used to be the Corral de la Gariposa, now demolished by the high-speed train works. From the corral the path descends to take the Valdetina path, which runs parallel to the ravine. It then joins the Makotxa path, which will not be abandoned until it reaches the Tafalla secondary school. In this section the route approaches the banks of the river Cidacos and passes by the Makotxa Mill, the Rekarte dam and an old tile kiln.