The path of San Frutos, the initiative organized by Prodestur, the tourism agency of the Provincial Council, on the occasion of the Festival of San Frutos continues its pilgrimage through places linked to the life of the hermit saint. On this occasion the third of the stages of the road consists of the 14 kilometers that separate Caballar de Puebla de Pedraza. An affordable route with a low / medium difficulty plagued by history, rich heritage, art, attractive natural landscapes and not without spirituality. A different way of knowing the province through a pilgrimage route between the capital and the Natural Park of the Hoces del río Duratón.
The output of this stage is in the town of Caballar, famous for "The Holy Fountain", place where the traditional "Mojadas" are made with the relics of the brothers of San Frutos, San Valentín and Santa Engracia, to ask for rain in Drought times. Previously, the bus arranged by the organization for the pilgrims will make its departure to the 9: 00 hours from the bullring of Segovia and the 9: 10 will pick up passengers at the Via Roma stop.
From the town of Caballar, take the road that goes to the transformer and follow the direction of Turégano. 150 meters later, it will take a path that leaves to the right and that crosses the hills that surround Caballar, being a wide and comfortable way.
Once the hills have been crowned, you will arrive at an industrial facility that will have to be left behind to cross the road that goes from Turégano to El Guijar. After 500 meters, you will take the path that goes to the right to finally reach Muñoveros, after having traveled approximately six kilometers. This town has a magnificent parish church dedicated to San Felix, where Juan Bravo, leader of the communal revolt, is buried.
Later it will depart towards Puebla de Pedraza. The road that runs is differentiated between the farmland and the leafy pine forest, which will then be walked to empty into this town.
When leaving Muñoveros, you will take the road that appears between the weighing scale and the building that is in front and that leads to the cemetery. From there, a wide agricultural road will be used and soon after, the path that goes to the left will be taken to enter the pine forest, where you will reach a side of the river crossing a path.
Always leaving the river to the right, you will end up on the road to cross it by the bridge that is on the same road. After crossing, leave the left chapel of Frades and take a path that goes to the right. The expedition will pass through old quarries and then it will enter the pine forest to empty into Puebla de Pedraza. In this town you can see the parish church dedicated to the Apostle Santiago, which is decorated at the entrance with scallop shells, a very Jacobean symbol.
The price of the activity is 5 euros; includes round trip bus, insurance, commemorative shirt, water and road information with all its scenic and monumental details. Those interested in carrying out this Stage III of the San Frutos Path can register at the offices of Prodestur, on the street of San Francisco 32 from Monday to Friday from 8: 00 to 14: 30 hours or by calling 921 46 60 70.
Emerged in 2011
It was at 2011, on the occasion of the anniversary of El Adelantado de Segovia, when the project arose, which was carried out with the help of the Diputación de Segovia, Prodestur and the Junta de Castilla y León. The first step was the study of the Camino, to then proceed to its dissemination and signage with landmarks and information panels, being its official presentation in January of 2012.
This action created an infrastructure that helps the transversal tourism development of our province, since it favors accommodation, restoration, cultural heritage, nature, nature observation, archaeological tourism, etc.
Starting in Zamarramala, through rural roads for public use, you have the possibility to make two different routes. Until Santo Domingo de Pirón the route coincides in both roads, from there one transits through Tenzuela, Carrascal de la Cuesta, Caballar, Muñoveros, Puebla de Pedraza, Cantalejo and Sebúlcor and the other by Pelayos del Arroyo, Val Tower of San Pedro, Valle from San Pedro, Pedraza, Orejana, La Matilla, Valdesaz, Consuegra de Muera and Sepulveda. To finish the two, in the Hoces del río Duratón, in the Hermitage of San Frutos.
Last year the common route was made to the two routes and this year one of the slopes is being tackled, that of Caballar, where the relics of the brothers of San Frutos are found. The intention of Prodestur Segovia Tourism is to continue with these excursions until completing the Camino on both sides.