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Wolf watching in the Sierra de la Culebra. Trip details

Costs are 75 euros a day/per person. This includes

  • Itinerary varies in function of weather and success. This longer trip will give an idea. http://www.iberianature.com/material/Spain_wolf/Sierra_de_la_Culebra_trip2.htm ,
  • The day is structured around morning and eveining wolf watches. The rest of the day is spent wolf tracking, visiting examples of traditional architecture, bird sites, hiking... 
  • A talk is given at the start of the trip.
  • Wolf watch every morning and evening (weather permitting - which it usually does) 2. Tracking and walking - learning different tracks. 3. Are your lot into birds? Car trip nearby to Vilafafila is highly recommended. Biggest European populations of great bustard. Suberb cereal landcsape. Wetlands. 4 Trip into Portugal. The border area must be the least populated part of Western Europe (or Europe?). Some of the villages are like taking a step back in time. 5 Visits to sites with traditional architercture built to protect against/kill wolves. 6 Hiking around the sierra
  • Nice double room in a lovely rural hotel
  • Breakfast and dinner at same place. Picnic for lunch (12 euros suplement if we all decide to each in a typical restuarant instead).



The trips involve daily morning and dusk watches, tracking, hikes, bird-watching.

Provisional itinerary


  • Pick up from airport
  • Arrive at the rural hotel in the Sierra de la Culebra around 5:00 pm .
  • Talk and slideshow on wolves.
  • Dinner at hotel.
  • Nightime walk.


  • Morning wolf watch
  • Hike with tracking
  • Lunch at hotel
  • Evening wolf watch
  • Dinner at hotel



  • Morning wolf watch
  • Walk with shepherd and flock.
  • Traditional lunch with shepherd
  • Hike along drover's road. Tracking
  • Evening wolf watch


  • Morning wolf watch
  • Vilafafila and bustards
  • Dehesa
  • Nighttime walk


  • Morning wolf watch
  • Excursion to Portugal


  • Morning wolf watch
  • Tracking
  • Madrid

Wolfers watching two roe deer stags rutting. October 2005




Trip report 1

Trip details

Sierra de la Culebra geography

Humans and wolves in the Sierra de la Culebra

Shepherds and mastins

Wolf tracking

Wolves in Spain
(complete article)

Reasons for the rise in the wolf population in Spain

Distribution, habitat and diet of wolves in Spain - Iberian wolf population (2005 estimates)

Conflict with livestock and humans

Wolf traditions and legends in Spain

Half-wolf, half-dog hybrids

The return of the wolf to Catalonia

Wolves in Iberian Languages


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