“Virgen del Socorro” Hiking trail

Outdoor sports in Sacedón!

Description of the route

Starting from the Tourist Information Office, the route meanders through the streets of Sacedón before leading out of town up a steep street going west. After quickly ascending, the dirt track takes you through several olive groves before becoming a narrow path that carries on for nearly 2 kilometres. Pay attention to stay on the route of the footpath as it is interrupted by fields at some points.

When you reach the aerials at the highest point of the route, the path starts going down again and takes you to the shrine of Our Lady of Perpetual Help. The shrine is located at a viewpoint over the waters of the Tagus River, the Bolarque Reservoir, Anguix Castle and the Alcarria. The shrine houses an altarpiece with a carving of Our Lady of Perpetual Help, the patron saint of the town.

From here on the route back alternates between a track and a path until you join the outward route again. Once you join this route, all you need to do is double back the way you came.

Things to see along the way

Download the route

You can follow the route using your phone’s GPS. You will need a special application to open the GPX file.

Description of the route

Distance, duration and grade

Horizontal distance: 11,3 km

Estimated time: 3 hours and 10 minutes

Route type: circular

Grade of ascent: 440 metres

Grade of descent: 440 metres

Difficulty *

Severity of the natural environment:
There is more than one risk factor. (MIDE Score: 2)
Footpath signposting:
Tracks or signs indicating where the route continues. (MIDE Score: 2)
Walking difficulty:
Bridle path route. (MIDE Score: 2)
Amount of effort required:
Between 3 h and 6 h of actual walking. (MIDE Score: 3)

* Year-round conditions, times estimated according to MIDE criteria, without stopping to rest. Calculated using data from 2021.

Click here to download MIDE Manual (en PDF)

Links of interest

Other places in the area

¡Make the best use of your visit!

Monsalud Monastery

One of the clearest and most beautiful examples of the presence of the Cistercian order in the Iberian Peninsula.

Roman Bridge

Built in 1461, it crosses the Tagus River and connects the municipal districts of Auñón and Sacedón.

La Isabela Settlement

Ruins of an old spa, which then became a psychiatric hospital. These ruins were submerged, but are now above water again.

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