Trekking trails from Kikopark Rural
If you like hiking and nature, and you are looking for a quiet place to enjoy pleasant walks, we propose some hiking trails from Kikopark Rural that you will surely love.
In Kikopark Rural we love nature and everything it has to offer. We enjoy it and the activities it allows us to do, such as rafting, paddle SUP, canoeing, canyoning …. But today we are going to focus on the different routes and trails that we can do from the campsite, and that allow us to know and enjoy this unique location.
First of all, we have to talk about the Contreras reservoir, which surrounds us and serves as a stage for some of our water activities. From the campsite we can take two different trails that take us to the reservoir in just over 10 minutes walk. The first one, without being a marked trail, takes us behind the campsite to the water, where we can enjoy a nice view of the reservoir from a different point of view. Here it is especially recommended to see the sunrise and sunset; you will not forget it!
On the other side of the campsite, leaving it by following a path next to a field of olive trees, we can take the PR-CV 174.1 trail which, in ideal conditions, would take us to the village of Villargordo del Cabriel, passing through the salt flats and the Mogorrito. This route also coincides with part of the ornithological trail Umbría del Molino-Horno Ciego, which practically surrounds the campsite.
Ornithology lovers can also enjoy beautiful trails from the campsite.
Opposite the campsite, going into the pine forest through the mountains, the Umbría del Molino-Horno Ciego ornithological trail is an excellent option to enjoy spectacular views of the Contreras reservoir and the natural landscape that surrounds it. This path links the Umbría del Molino area, where you can enjoy magnificent views of the reservoir, with Villargorgo del Cabriel, passing through the Horno Ciego.
This route can be done all in one day, or in parts in different days. Our recommendation: take it easy and enjoy the views, its flora and fauna… Furthermore, if you like ornithology, you can learn a lot about the birds of our environment. Throughout the trail there are stakes with photos and names of the birds in the area, and a QR code to access all the information of each bird and even their song. How many will you be able to identify?
Regarding Umbría del Molino, it can also be reached by following the PR-CV 174 trail, which, once again, starts from the village. On this occasion, you will walk along a forest track where you will have, on one side, pine trees and bushes and, on the other side, olive groves and vineyards, very abundant in the whole area of Utiel-Requena. Halfway you will pass by the campsite gate and continue towards the Umbría del Molino Panoramic viewpoint to have excellent views of the reservoir.
All these routes can be done on foot from the campsite, without the need to go anywhere. But if you have a vehicle and want to know more about the Natural Park of the Hoces del Cabriel.
Just 15 minutes driving, you will arrive at the parking lot of the Route of the Trenches, from where you can take different routes. First, the Route of the Trenches from the War of Spanish Independence and the Spanish Civil War, among others. Also the Cuchillos trekking trail is a must, to see the most famous rock formations of the park. The viewpoint of Peñas Blancas offer great views of the Cuchillos and the river. The Sierra del Rubial hiking trail, about 16 km. long and circular, for the trekking lovers. Etc., etc. And, of course, without forgetting the Contreras dam and the Cabriel river, which can also be reached by car in a short time. Ther you will be able to take a swim, but only if you like freezing water!
Whatever your conditions and preferences are, in Kikopark Rural we will inform you about all these routes, to make the most of your stay and enjoy this wonderful environment. Book your stay with us and discover the Contreras reservoir and the Natural Park of Hoces del Cabriel, you will love it for sure!