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
Paso del Arroyo Jartín
3 | Distance: 48011 mts | Time: 641 min | Altitude: 250 mts
Salida de la Recovera del Cordel de Merina (seguir izquierda)
3 | Distance: 48244 mts | Time: 644 min | Altitude: 273 mts
Punto (charquetilla con estacas caídas)
3 | Distance: 48366 mts | Time: 646 min | Altitude: 277 mts
Punto (estaca 146 del deslinde)
3 | Distance: 48616 mts | Time: 650 min | Altitude: 284 mts
Punto (bajo tendido eléctrico)
3 | Distance: 48981 mts | Time: 658 min | Altitude: 289 mts
Cancela roja de salida de la Fraila, (seguir derecha)
3 | Distance: 49258 mts | Time: 665 min | Altitude: 300 mts
Picadero de caballos
3 | Distance: 49663 mts | Time: 670 min | Altitude: 290 mts
Campo de Fútbol de Alcántara
3 | Distance: 49926 mts | Time: 673 min | Altitude: 280 mts
Salida a carretera de Alcántara EX-117
3 | Distance: 50296 mts | Time: 676 min | Altitude: 271 mts
Desvío desde carretera EX-117 al pueblo
3 | Distance: 50466 mts | Time: 678 min | Altitude: 270 mts
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