You may want to take one of the signposted trails through the municipality. There are five different itineraries that will take you to many beautiful corners of this municipality beyond the town centre.
Practically all sections of these paths are easily accessible, with good surfaces and little technical difficulty, making them suitable for the general public. Before you set off, scan the QR codes on the signs at the trailheads for more details about the route you’re about to take.

 

The accessible, self-guided tours through the municipality of Lumbrales take you to many beautiful corners of this municipality beyond the town centre. There are five signposted and interconnected trails, so visitors can decide how far they want to go by linking one to another.

 

   
 
 
 

- Although most of the trails are easily accessible, there may be
  accessibility issues with some of them, especially during the
  rainy season.

- Stay on the established route and pay attention to traffic signs.

- Always wear your helmet and do not use headphones.

- Adjust your bike's speed to the path's conditions and to the visibility.

   
 
 
 
 
   
 

This trail takes you to the old iron railway bridge that used to link western Salamanca with Portugal. Along the trail, which runs through meadows and farmland, you’ll see watering holes, ponds and other notable elements.

You’ll pass by a place that served as a threshing floor in the not-too-distant past and also La Dehesa, a 600-hectare plot of municipal land that is now used by the local residents.

You’ll see some interesting botanical species along the way such as flax-leaved daphne, traditionally used to deworm livestock, as well as elm trees or negrillos, an abundant species in the past that was decimated by graphiosis, a disease caused by a fungus.

 

   
       
   
 

This trail takes you back to prehistoric times, specifically to a dolmen from the second millennium B.C. and the vicinity of a Veton fort.

The dolmen is a funerary monument composed of a corridor and a burial chamber. Unfortunately, only four of the seven stones that made up the original chamber have survived to the present day.

For its part, the Merchanas hill fort is the town’s crown jewel, and certainly worth exploring at your leisure on a future visit.

You’ll also pass an old underground tin mine that began operating in the 19th century. Some of the surfaces along the trail may have accessibility issues, especially in the rainy season.

 

   
       
   
 

You’ll find a series of interesting ethnographic elements along this trail such as the Valdeperijo stone fountains or “Prao del Toro”. You’ll also discover picturesque landscapes and natural formations such as Lombo de los Rollos or Teso de la Cornocosa.

This trail takes its name from a small hill atop which there sit two large granite boulders that the locals call “La Rueca” and “El Huso”.

The trail runs along a stretch of the Camino de los Jarales, a road that historically connected Lumbrales with the neighbouring town of Bermellar. This trail crosses the Camino de los Arrieros or Camino de los Taberneros. This road, which apparently originated in Béjar and traversed the entire province, was used for smuggling contraband.

 

   
       
   
 

Water will be your companion on a trail that will take you past the Charca del Valle Ancho, Fuente Lera, and Arroyo del Pinar. The abundance of water is conducive to the existence of farmland and pastures along the way.

Thanks to the abundance of water in this area, you’ll observe plant species that are typical of riverside forests such as poplar, ash, willow and osier trees.

But there are also elements of great ethnographic value along this route, such as a traditional choza, or hut built of dry stone, i.e., without cement or mortar.  These structures were normally used to provide shelter to people and animals. Next to this hut is a watering place with several troughs for the livestock to drink.

 

   
       
   
 

Starting from a magnificent ash grove, the trail ascends through vineyards and farmland before giving way to shrub, oak and holm oak. At the Chapel of St. Gregory, take a break in the recreation area and enjoy the panoramic views.

Inside the Chapel of St. Gregory is an image of the saint and every year on 9 May, his feast day, the residents of Lumbrales climb up to the temple to have a picnic in his honour.

Along the way you’ll see some enormous hundred-year-old resin pine trees as well as a eucalyptus tree that stands out among the vegetation. You also encounter land that is now abandoned but until recently was used to grow a variety of fruit trees such as walnut, plum, peach, pear and quince trees.