In the southwest of the region of Castilla y León – straddling the provinces of Ávila and Salamanca – we find this route that runs parallel to the northern foothills of the Central System, until it reaches the Duero river basin, in the Arribes of the beautiful Águeda river, in the district of Ciudad Rodrigo. It is an area where metamorphic rocks, such as granite and schist, are predominant, the sites being decorated in small shelters or, in the most abundant cases, in rocky outcrops in the open air. In all the rock sites, therefore, the rock art receives sunlight, either indirectly or, as in the amazing Siega Verde enclave, directly and resoundingly.
Sites that can be visited: ÁVILA: 1. Aﬂoramientos rocosos de Muñopepe, 2. Abrigo del Risco de la Zorrera en El Raso. SALAMANCA: 3. Abrigos rupestres del Parque Natural de Las Batuecas; 4. Grabados del Castro de Yecla de Yeltes, y 5. Zona arqueológica de Siega Verde.
Not to be missed: The route of the rock shelters in Las Batuecas Natural Park, with the sites of the “Canchal de las Cabras Pintadas” (undoubtedly the most representative shelter) and the “Canchal del Zarzalón”, runs through places of great beauty and environmental value. The archaeological site of Siega Verde has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
How to get there: The Route, designed for 3 days, starts from the small town of Muñopepe (80 km from Segovia), and then travels through El Raso, and already in the province of Salamanca, the region of Las Batuecas (with its picturesque capital, La Alberca), and the region of Ciudad Rodrigo (including the nearby town of Yecla de Yeltes).