Valderejo Natural Park

Valderejo Natural Park
 

Overview
The Valderejo Natural Park is located in the most western part of Alava. Situated in a high and wide valley surrounded by limestone cliffs, it is stunning beautiful. It covers 3,418.5 ha. Man’s presence has virtually untouched this area and so the fauna and flora have benefitted accordingly.

Walking
There is a recreational and interpretation centre is located in Lalastra. There are 9 paths which cover the park, with lengths of between 3.5 and almost 12 km.

Animals/Birds
Mammals such as roebuck, wild boar, wild cat and beech marten all inhabit the area. There is also a large colony of vultures which has become the emblem of the Park and a wide variety of a rock and forest birds.

Plants
Woods constitute more than half of the total vegetation in the Valderejo Natural Park. The Scots pine is the most predominant, followed by the holm oak, beech and some gall oaks. Meadows and crops occupy the floor of the valley, surrounding a number of ancient villages.