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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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Separación de calzada y Cañada Real de Gata (seguir derecha)
3 | Distance: 54010 mts | Time: 691 min | Altitude: 214 mts
Punto en la calzada romana (seguir izquierda)
3 | Distance: 54235 mts | Time: 694 min | Altitude: 230 mts
Salida a carretera EX-207 (1ª salida)
3 | Distance: 54595 mts | Time: 698 min | Altitude: 231 mts
Punto en la calzada romana
3 | Distance: 54895 mts | Time: 702 min | Altitude: 249 mts
Explanada y salida a camino
3 | Distance: 55195 mts | Time: 706 min | Altitude: 272 mts
Salida a la carretera EX-207 (2ª salida)
3 | Distance: 55520 mts | Time: 710 min | Altitude: 284 mts
Punto en la Cañada Real de Gata
3 | Distance: 55820 mts | Time: 714 min | Altitude: 292 mts
Punto en la Cañada Real de Gata
3 | Distance: 56270 mts | Time: 719 min | Altitude: 314 mts
Punto en la Cañada Real de Gata
3 | Distance: 56570 mts | Time: 723 min | Altitude: 325 mts
Pilón en la Cañada Real de Gata, unión a EX-207
3 | Distance: 56870 mts | Time: 727 min | Altitude: 328 mts
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