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RUTA IBÉRICAClassification: excursion.
Time: 3 h. 30' (roundtrip)
Difference in level : 90 m.
Difficulty: Medium. Use extreme caution if visiting St. Peter's abyss (Sima de San Pedro).
Archaeological interest: Iberian villages.
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Route Íbera:

Accumulated increase: 165 m
Cumulative decrease: 200 m

Max height: 576 m
Minimun height: 456 m

 

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The Iberian culture left Oliete impressive archaeological remains. In Palomar we will find examples of the agricultural-residential architecture, while on St. Peter's Hill (Cabezo de San Pedro) we will see examples of defense and military architecture. A route has been created to showcase this heritage, the characteristics of the place and, through the remains, the lifestyles of the Iberian people during the 1st and 3rd century B.C.

The route, starting from the Center of Interpretation of the Iberian Culture, goes through a trail network on the left bank, in the valley of the Martín river and its tributary, the Regatillo or Muela ravine. The paths are marked along the way.

From Oliete to the Iberian village of Palomar takes about 15 minutes. The path continues around the foot of the hill of Palomar to the Regatillo ravine, which continues downhill. The wooden arrows and landmarks of the Iberian route will guide us to the Piojo spring, and to a path parallel to the left bank of the Martín, which will take us to the Saint Peter's area. It is indicated by a rustic pillar, country-style buildings and the hermitage of Saint Peter (ermita de San Pedro).

From the esplanade of San Pedro we will follow an uphill path to the Iberian village of San Pedro . San Pedro is located at the top, close to a steep rock passage on the left bank of the Martín river. The surrounding ravines give a strong sense of protection to this big Iberian town.

Another uphill path, in good condition, leads to Sima de San Pedro. Sima de San Pedro is a huge abyss, geologically unique throughout Europe . This amazing truncated-cone shaped well is 108 meters deep and has an opening diameter of approximately 100 meters. At the bottom is a 25 meters deep lake. The abyss is also an important refuge of biodiversity, unparalleled in Europe , and of exceptional environmental value. It features about 25 vertebrate species (birds, bats, micromammals, amphibians and reptiles).

 
 
 

Any marked path in the Park will allow visitors to access places of great ecological and environmental value and to see a number of rock paintings - World Heritage sites protected by law.

Please remember that everyone has not only the right to enjoy nature but also the obligation to preserve it.
 

The shelters with rock paintings and archeological sites feature a protection fence. Authorized guides are required for visits. Contact phone numbers can be found in the town halls, tourist offices or interpretation centers of the villages which constitute the Cultural Park.

   

Please contribute to the preservation of rock paintings. Don't touch or throw water on them and respect the protection fences. Please remember, they are part of the unique but frail heritage of the past; we have to protect them if we want to continue to enjoy them in the same environment in which they were created thousands of years ago.

   

Archeological and/or palaeontologic prospecting and excavation without the necessary permits is strictly prohibited, according to law 3/1999 of the Aragonese Cultural Heritage. Please contribute to the preservation of the historical, cultural and ethnographic heritage of the Park

   

Please keep the place clean. Do not discard any garbage or waste material.

   

Please remember that lighting fires, throwing away cigarette butts and glass or any other objects that can cause fire is prohibited

   

Please respect the environment. Do not uproot plants, do not dirty the water, and do not bother or attempt to capture any of the birds and animals. Many of them nest here.

   

If you intend to follow one of the routes, please remember to wear comfortable footwear (trainers or hiking boots). Although the trails are quite accessible, appropriate footwear will allow you to walk more confidently, avoiding falls and sprains.

   

Please bear in mind you are in a natural park and, although the routes have been adapted for visitors, do not forget to take precautions. Do not leave the marked path and pay attention when crossing areas with rocks or water, especially if traveling with children.

 
 
 
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