Many visitors to the area rent a car and drive along the mountains of Palencia which are over 2,500 metres high. The mountain range contains stunning glacial lakes such as Las Lomas, the Curavacas Lake and Pozo Oscuro. The Fuente Carrionas Lagoon is the River Carrion’s official water source and provides the perfect photo opportunity.
Just if is close to your planned route map, we suggest you to make a stop in Melgar de Yuso. This village will provide you some good reasons to stop: is an area steeped in history and legends, you can find a dramatic natural heritage and its a perfect place to enjoy a filling homemade meal.
If you need to hire a car to explore Melgar de Yuso and its surrounding, sure you will need to check the weather forecast. We help you to know the weather predictions of your destiny, just go to the Spanish governmental weather agency: aemet.es and enjoy the Spanish weather.
The surrounding area was designated a Special Protection Area for bird life by the European Union, as it contains various species of international interest. The area is also important as it is the habitat of the endangered Cantabrian brown bear. The Sima del Anillo, situated in the Espiguete Peak, is a beautiful limestone cave that lies a few metres away from the main road, ideal for anyone who enjoys driving.