7 Routes – BETWEEN THE SEA AND THE FIELDS
Bike tour along the cliffs of Loredo and Langre
Along a coastal path that borders the cliffs of Loredo, Langre and Galizano, is an easy route for MTB lovers to enjoy, which goes over many of the beaches of the municipality of Ribamontán al Mar – always overlooking the sea – and stands out for its incredible beauty and its view of the bay of Santander.
The route starts from the beach of Loredo and continues towards the beach of Los Tranquilos. It crosses pine woods and green meadows to reach the cliffs top, where one can contemplate the sea breaking at their foot and the amazing view of the island of Santa Marina. Later we arrive at the gorgeous beach of Langre, a crescent-shaped beach surrounded by 20-metre-high cliffs. The path moves forward until the small cove of Las Arenillas and La Canal of Galizano, where a wooden walkway enters into the sea inlet and shows the beauty of this beach. Along its final stretch, the route crosses several eucalyptus zones and passes by the ruins of the hermitage of San Pantaleón.
This coastal path is a beautiful route to contemplate the breathtaking landscape of the municipality and the cliffs bathed by the wild Cantabrian Sea.
One of the greatest treasures of Ribamontán al Mar is its natural environment. This area is set apart by the great geographical diversity of extraordinary landscape beauty, with small forests, country roads and paths that flow into large meadowland, groves and beaches, providing the opportunity to go for pleasant walks, allowing one to enjoy breathtaking natural environments while travelling along amazing routes.
In direct contact with this environment, a series of nature trails can be trekked, especially designed for getting to know the flora and fauna of the place and for visiting the most unique sites in each of the towns. The conditioning of agricultural trails for hiking, bicycle riding or horseback riding, and the refurbishment of rural houses promote tourism in this area with nature at its fullest.
Route 1: MONTE DE ARNA
Departure and arrival: Somo c/ Travesia de Arna.
The route is laid out flanking the monte de Arna. Walking on dunes and bordering the sea, you will enjoy a marvellous view of the beaches of Somo and Loredo. This area lacked woodland until King Alfonso XIII decreed that it be repopulated with maritime pine, in order to embellish the view from Santander. Currently, there are also holly trees, oaks, laurels, rockroses, hawthorn…
Route 2: THE CLIFFS
Departure: parking lot of the Loredo beach. Arrival: Galizano beach.
This route offers a beautiful journey amongst the cliffs and beaches. Without ever losing sight of the sea, we can visit almost all the beaches of the municipality. Beginning at Loredo beach, we continue through the Los Tranquilos beach, the beaches of Langre, the small cove of Arenillas and finishing at La Canal de Galizano.
Route 3: EL RIBERO AND THE MEADOWNLAND
Departure: C/ El Ribero in Somo. Arrival: Church of Castanedo.
The Route begins on the hill of Somo, which gives us a beautiful viewing point of the estuary of the Miera River in the bay of Santander. It continues along rural roads until reaching the town of Castanedo. It passes the Convent of Las Trinitarias on the way, from the middle of the 19th century, the small shrine of Tes of Suesa, and the Church of San Salvador of Castanedo.
Route 4: ENTREMIESES
Departure: Bº Mojante, in Suesa. Arrival: Shrine of Santa Polonia in Loredo.
This route offers a pleasant walk among crops of cloverleaf, rye grass and corn, which is a sample of the importance that cattle farming still has within the municipality. The journey ends in front of the small shrine of Santa Polonia of the 17th century, which still has mural paintings inside the same.
Route 5: EL TIRADO Y CALOBRO
Departure: Shrine of San Antonio in Carriazo. Arrival: El Tirado.
The route begins in front of the Shrine of San Antonio. One must climb monte Calobro, amidst the abundant eucalyptus plantations, in order enjoy one of the best panoramic views that the municipality offers of the bay of Santander and its surroundings. All along this journey it is possible to see well preserved oak woods.
Route 6: BIKE LINE
Departure: Roundabout of Somo.Arrival: Roundabout of Galizano.
The route is laid out along a bike lane, which runs parallel to the regional highway. Given the ease of travel along this route makes it ideal for children. Walking, on bikes or on skates makes this journey a pleasant way of enjoying the rural landscape of the municipality.
RUTA 7: CUCABRERA
Departure and arrival: Highway of the Galizano Beach.
The route begins flanking the La Canal beach until reaching the cave of Cucabrera, arriving at the Shrine of San Pantaleón amongst eucalyptus trees. All along the journey it is possible to see numerous trails that lead to the best fishing areas for sea bass, jargos and barnacles. The Hill of San Pantaleón is one of the best places to view Santander.