Alaraz, a mountain biking paradise


Around this town in Salamanca there are several routes that will delight mountain bike lovers

If you are a mountain bike lover, we have no doubt that your destination is Alaraz. A place where you can enjoy routes to squeeze your bike while you enjoy trails and paths where you will be the king or queen.

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Personalities of our network of routes: Mariano Haro

Spanish Champion in Athletics in different categories on a total of 27 occasions, he was later mayor of Becerril de Campos, member of our network of routes

To talk about Mariano Haro is to talk about the history of Spanish athletics. A phrase of his that sums up who we are talking about is already legendary: «I used to run and that was my task, to run and run faster than the others».


Born in Becerril de Campos (Palencia) in 1940, at the age of thirteen he left school and started working with his father, who was a bricklayer; at the same time he felt more and more attracted to the world of athletics.

Born and raised in a land of cold winters and hot, dry summers, the man known as «The Lion of Becerril» acquired a power that made him resistant to extreme conditions. This was also helped by the fact that he ran all the way to the provincial capital, Palencia, sixteen kilometres away.

The result was a prodigious athlete whose track record is full of Spanish records – up to 27 – in different categories: cross country, 10,000m, 5,000m, 3,000m steeplechase and long-distance. Not forgetting other titles such as European cross country team champion and several participations in the European and World Championships and in the Montreal Olympic Games in 1976, where he achieved a creditable sixth place.

After leaving sport, he became interested in the world of politics, and in 1979 he became mayor of Becerril de Campos, a position he held until 2003.

In 2019 he suffered a slight stroke from which he made a full recovery.

A legend of Spanish athletics and, above all, a character of our network of routes. And if you want to know more about him, we recommend you to watch this report of Conexión Vintage (Teledeporte, in Spanish):

This summer… YES!


All the conditions are in place for a relatively normal summer… but always with caution

Last summer was a lull between the various waves of COVID-19. However, with a large part of the population already vaccinated, this year looks set to be a different summer to that of 2020. It is time to enjoy it, but always with prudence and responsibility.

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Christmas has arrived in our network of routes

Towns, villages and cities of our network of routes have already dressed up for Christmas

Few things brighten up the view as much as seeing the towns, cities and villages of our network of routes dressed for Christmas. Always beautiful at any time of year, but even more so during these days.

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Two villages in our network of routes, among the most beautiful in Extremadura

Business Insider Spain highlights Cuacos de Yuste and Guadalupe in a list of 8 of the most beautiful villages in Extremadura

Extremadura is full of charming towns and villages with a soul. And of all of them, Business Insider wanted to highlight eight. Two of them, Cuacos de Yuste and Guadalupe, are part of our route network. Sigue leyendo Two villages in our network of routes, among the most beautiful in Extremadura

Study succeeds in predicting effectiveness of malaria vaccines

Suggests that effectiveness could be increased by stimulating the person’s immune system prior to immunization against the disease

Research by the Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal) in Barcelona has demonstrated the existence of a series of molecular biomarkers capable of predicting whether or not a vaccine is effective against malaria —which caused nearly 400,000 deaths worldwide in 2018—28. This would make it possible to identify which people are protected before administering it. Sigue leyendo Study succeeds in predicting effectiveness of malaria vaccines

Soon you’ll watch sunrises like this again on our route network

Moments that we will all experience again soon. Be confident and patient

Dawn is one of those moments that remain imprinted in the eyes. And at route of networks of emperor Charles V, we want to give you some of them. We just ask for a little patience to enjoy them again on your own. Sigue leyendo Soon you’ll watch sunrises like this again on our route network

The network of routes Charles V, in the promotional video of the Cultural Routes of Spain

The video emphasizes the values ​​of each of the routes that make them up, as well as their identity and characteristics

The Cultural Networks of Spain have presented their new promotional video in which our network of routes takes part, and which highlights the cultural offer of Spain, its customs and traditions, as well as those of each of the routes that compose this spanish network of routes. Sigue leyendo The network of routes Charles V, in the promotional video of the Cultural Routes of Spain