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Casa Rural El Fontano offers its guests an infinity of activities and experiences related to nature, gastronomy, culture and inland tourism. Our proximity to cities like Cáceres, Trujillo or Merida offer the visitor an ideal excuse to discover the treasures of these three cities World Heritage.

On the other hand, Montánchez, with its famous hospitality, offers us the beauty of its castle and its tortuous streets that will flood our walks with a natural flavor, difficult to forget. Montánchez, cradle of the Iberian ham will allow us to delve into the enjoyment of its delicious delicacies that will undoubtedly delight the most demanding.

All this without forgetting that for lovers of hiking and active tourism, Montánchez has a privileged situation in the mountains, which will allow us to enjoy walks full of charm and truly unforgettable views. In short, the surroundings of our country house where the traveler will find a paradise of possibilities to spend some unique and unforgettable days.

Hire one of our experiences and start enjoying Montánchez!

The beginning.

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Circular Moderate 8 Km

In this route we can enjoy a forest of chestnut and vine, as well as areas of scrubland and vine and olive fields until reaching the source of Arroyo de los Molinos, an area where there are more than 30 flour mills that took advantage of the strength of the water to grind the grain. Shortly after the last mill, the path is heading north. The ascent to the peak of Montánchez (to 998 meters) allows to enjoy magnificent views.


El Castañar.

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Circular Easy 2 Km

El Castañar de Montánchez has a great importance from the human and environmental point of view. It is a chestnut tree that has lost the role it played a few decades ago as a source of wood. Even so, this has not detracted a bit of charm to this natural monument. If we walk through this forest we will find old huts, terraces ... But, above all, we will experience the sensation of introducing ourselves to the purest nature.


El Robledo.

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Circular Moderate 10 Km

Along this route we will be able to enjoy a set of flour mills and enormous century-old chestnut trees. In addition, we will discover the birth of the river Salor.


Las Vaquerizas.

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Circular Moderate 15 Km

A very complete route that allows us to enjoy all the landscape variety of the Sierra de Montánchez: cobbled roads, ascending and descending winding along the slopes of the mountains; all this coupled with a good amount of fountains and streams, which make this route an exceptional ride.


Los Molinos.

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Circular Moderate-hard 16 Km

In the Garganta de Los Molinos we can enjoy thirty old flour mills, the oldest of Roman times and the most modern of the nineteenth century. This group of mills located between the towns of Montánchez and Arroyomolinos is declared of Cultural Interest (BIC) in the category of Place of Ethnological Interest.


Los Pilones.

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Circular Moderate 8 Km

Along this route we cross fields of olive groves and cork oaks, in addition to several fountains that flow water with their pylons. Throughout the route we can enjoy breathtaking views.


Ruta de las aguas o el trueque.

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Circular Moderate 12 Km

This route arises as a way of commemorating an event that occurred in the eighteenth century, when the town of Montánchez and Torre de Santa María decided to reach an agreement whereby Montánchez, with a church rich in imagery, delivered to the neighboring town the image of San Mateo. He did it in exchange for an animal, in this case, a pig. The way that the men and women of Montánchez followed to realize the exchange today gives place to the denominated ‘Route of the barter’.