TAGUS region
ROUTES for the Region
 Route XVII .- Route of the Wool Municipal Area: Malpartida de Cáceres, Arroyo de la Luz, Brozas, Villa del Rey, Alcántara, Piedras Albas 

The beginning of this big route in the region is already a unique place. The landscapes of the Barruecos are one of the Natural Monuments of Estrémadure labelled where we will find good examples of flora and fauna; and what´s more, the place has welcomed an interesting quota of population of distant epochs from where the material remainders have arrived (lived places, Roman cities, dólmenes and an industry of stones) currently being studied. But the more important place of the Barruecos, besides its impressive granite candlepins, is the washer of wools of the XVIIIe century. This restored structure has accommodates an eccentric tandem: the Centre of Interpretation of the drovers´ roads and the collections of contemporary art of artists like Vostell. We will always follow the drovers´ roads, with different names according to the municipal term that they cross. We will go above the Roman way that linked Cordoba with Oporto, the roadway of the Roman Bridge of Alcantara, as ignored nowadays as important was at its epoch; as an example there exist the impressive Bridge of Alcantara, or the most modest one of Segura (Alcantara), among other traces of the epoch.
We will cross the town of Arroyo de la Luz with an interesting heritage. After that, we will go towards Brozas, but firstly we will enjoy the different landscapes like the pastures or the fields of Araya. After crossing Brozas, and following the road that deserves a visit, we will enter into Villa del Rey fields, to reach Alcantara. We will abandon the town of the old Order of Alcantara after crossing the Roman Bridge. This a mute witness of the time running, close to the modern work of the Pool of Alcantara. If we follow the Real Valley of Gata, the Roman way, and the current road, we will reach Piedras Albas, which is the small border town that preserves the customs building. After that, we will go towards Erjas, crossing the international Roman Bridge of Segura, which is a small imitation -in miniature- of the Bridge of Alcantara, where we will find the limits between Spain and Portugal. In this point the Road of the Wool hispano-extremeña finishes and starts the Route da Lã portuguesa. This route will take us to the manufacture centre of wools in Covilhá.

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Points of Interest
Desvío a carretera de Arroyo (EX-207)
3 | Distance: 4655 mts | Time: 60 min | Altitude: 378 mts
Salida a la carretera de Arroyo, Km 1
3 | Distance: 5215 mts | Time: 71 min | Altitude: 369 mts
Paso a nivel sin barreras FFCC Cáceres-Valencia de Alcántara
3 | Distance: 6445 mts | Time: 87 min | Altitude: 362 mts
Puente sobre el Casillas
3 | Distance: 6981 mts | Time: 95 min | Altitude: 340 mts
Punto Cordel de Arroyo
3 | Distance: 8066 mts | Time: 106 min | Altitude: 356 mts
Mojón frente al inicio del polígono industrial de Arroyo
3 | Distance: 9068 mts | Time: 119 min | Altitude: 347 mts
Pabellón Polideportivo Municipal
3 | Distance: 9634 mts | Time: 128 min | Altitude: 342 mts
Pozo del Chabucón
3 | Distance: 10089 mts | Time: 133 min | Altitude: 341 mts
Puente de la Quebrada
3 | Distance: 10194 mts | Time: 135 min | Altitude: 341 mts
C/ Carlos Barriga cruce Barriada Sindical
3 | Distance: 10438 mts | Time: 137 min | Altitude: 345 mts
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