About 4 hours.
Route Sierra de las Nieves – El Burgo – Nuestra Señora de las Nieves country house.
We start leaving the Burgo town on the road to
Yunquera, there is on the way, 2 km. farther, a brook with the same name
that has to be crossed in order to arrive at a track wich branches off
to the right.
On this place there is the Refugio de la Fuensanta, a camping site in the middle of an excellente poplar grove where we may pitch our tent with a permit.
After walking on past a junction to the left, we shall walk on up trough the Barranco del portillo ( El portillo´s gorge).
Taking a junction to the right that leads to the Palancar country house and walking on along a sloppy track, we shall reach the Refugio de los Sauces camp area, in the middle of pines, cork oaks and poplars.
This area is an important starting point to the routes wich crosses the mountains like The Nuestra Señora de las Nieves track.