Cascadas de Toberias
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Cascadas de Toberias

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Conjunto de cascadas que forma el arroyo Toberias en su descenso hacia el río Arakil. A 30 minutos a pie del nucleo rural de Andoin. En Álava, Pais Vasco.

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