Welcome to Sierra de Urbión & Laguna Negra

Located 18km north of the village of Vinuesa, the lake is reached by a scenic, winding and sometimes bumpy road. It ends at a car park, where there's a small information office. It's a further 2km uphill to the lake, either on foot or via shuttle bus (return €1.50, departing half-hourly from 10am to 2pm and 4pm to 6.30pm June to October), which leaves you 300m short of the lake.

A steep trail leads from the lake up to the Laguna de Urbión in La Rioja or to the summit of the Pico de Urbión, above the village of Duruelo de la Sierra, and on to a series of other tiny glacial lakes.

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