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THE TAJUÑA ROUTE

This route runs mainly through the Tajuña River valley. The Tajuña is a tributary of the Jarama River. On its way through this area, it has a fertile bank which gives rise to irrigated cultivation, a wealth and variety of trees and fauna.
The Tajuña River runs through the south of the Region of Madrid, serving as a natural boundary in part with Castilla-La Mancha. The Tajuña basin has a continental climate, with an average temperature, in our region, of about 30ºC maximum and 5ºC below zero minimum.
This land has been populated from way back and this means that each one of the five municipalities that the route passes through is full of history. There are also some extremely valuable churches built between the XIII and XVIII centuries, mansion houses, mills, bridges and hermitages.

The river runs through a valley of slopes covered in pine trees, holm oaks and kermes oak woods. The river produces a fertile valley which gets wider and wider as the river flows towards its mouth. The irrigation canals distribute the river water through the farms and this has favoured the extension of irrigated crops along the whole river bank. These crops are predominantly maize, potatoes, cereals like wheat and barley or olive trees and vines, which grow all along the river bank. Where there are orchards, you will find vegetables and fruit trees.
The route begins in Perales de Tajuña and after that you will visit Tielmes, Carabaña, Orusco and Valdilecha. Should you wish to do this route, consult the following sections:

MONUMENTS AND MUSEUMS
OUT TOWNS
GASTRONOMY

ROUTE DETAILS

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JourneyPerales de Tajuña, Tielmes, Carabaña, Orusco de Tajuña, Valdilecha
Length27 km
DurationA day seeing the interesting places in each town
DifficultyEasy
UsersBy car
FeaturesStraight
SeasonAll year round
InfrastructureSign-posted
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