We drove west, leaving the reservoir on our right. We rode along the tongue of the swamp formed by the union of the Garuela de Iruelas river and then turned off to pass near the Valle de Iruelas campsite.
Bordering the Cerro de las Víboras, we have already entered the track that begins to climb through the Iruelas Valley, parallel to the Arroyo de los Alisillos. Little by little we arrive at the Collado de Morales, where we make a stop at the Fuente de la Covachuela. There we already turn towards Cerro de la Piornosa.
And we went up to the Prairies of the Council. Where we deviate to reach the top of the day and the top of the Iruelas Valley Reserve. The Cerro de la Escusa, 1,960 meters above sea level. Which in turn also belongs to the Sierra de Gredos in its easternmost area.
We go down the same ascent road and take the route to Corrales de Merino and Cuatro Manos and then go to La Balsaina and visit its stream, a tributary of the Iruelas.
We pass by the Juntas, a place where several streams converge and generate the Iruelas Gorge, which we descend until we reach the Burguillo reservoir and our starting point.
(Route travelled in august 2017).
Max elevation: 1916 m
Total climbing: 1354 m
Total time: 05:54:13