San Bernabé
The Threshing Floor of San Bernabé

The Threshing Floor of San Bernabé

This is an easy hike that with little effort gives a beautiful view over the valley of the river Jerte. The highest point of the route is at the threshing floor (in Spanish “Era”) of San Bernabé, a circular construction that was used to thresh the grain. The plateau where this threshing floor is located, gives an open view on the surroundings. The largest part of the route goes through the forest and is therefore full of shadow.

  • From the fountain (1) the beginning of the route is marked clearly with a signpost of the Junta de Extremadura. Just past the bend on the left lies a paved road that goes uphill, which is marked white-yellow.
  • At the first Y-junction we follow the road left uphill. The next three Y-junctions we also keep left, ignoring various side-paths.
  • After the last Y-junction the road becomes partially unpaved. Next we get a fork with various signposts of this route (2). We turn to the right here, following the signs “Era de San Bernabé”.
  • We walk on until we arrive at the Era (3). From here the first part of the return route follows the same trail.
  • When we arrive again at the signposts (4), we turn right, uphill.
  • Now we climb for a while, we ignore two side-paths on the right and keep climbing.
  • At a fork (5) we turn left. Further on we arrive at a crossroads where we cross another trail (6). Here we turn left, downhill. Next we ignore a number of side-paths.
  • At a Y-junction of paved roads (7) we keep right. At the next fork we turn left, further downhill to eventually arrive in Casas del Castañar (8). Arriving at the main road of the village (CC-86), we turn left to walk back to the fountain.

Route the Threshing Floor of San Barnabé

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Location of this Hike

Region: Sierra de Gredos
Near: Casas del Castañar
Muy nuboso con lluvias
29 °C
15 °C

Fact Sheet

Duration: 2:30 hrs.
Distance: 10.8 km
Route type: Circular route
Path type: Paved and dirt roads, urban area
Marking: White-yellow
Total difference in altitude: 335 m.
Highest point: 890 m.
Difficulty: Easy (0/14)

Route profile the Threshing Floor of San Barnabé
Last update: September 2, 2011

How to get there?

The route starts in the village Casas del Castañar, to be reached through the CC-86. Coming from the direction Cabrero we drive through the village. Just outside the built-up area, in a bend, there is a sign that in tiles shows the name of the village. Here is the beginning of the hike and can we park the car.

GPS Coordinates:
Latitude: N 40 06.357
Longitude: W 5 54.758