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Calzada Romana Puerto del Pico

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Calzada Romana Puerto del Pico

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AGuide wrote a review Jul 2019
South West England, United Kingdom218 contributions103 helpful votes
This Roman Road climbing up from the valley to the pass at Puerto del Pico is a tough walk.. but worth it. We chose to do it on a hot day in June, possibly not the best idea, but.. Starting in the pretty village of Cuevas del Val we soon found the path and headed uphill...and uphill... and uphill. There may have been some flat bits, but I don't remember them. It's about 4 to 5 km to the top and nearly all the path is a wide stones paved road. There's quite a bit of tree cover but also a lot of hot shadeless stretches. We saw loads of birds and lizards and the views are stunning. The best bit is the fact that there's a bar/restaurant at the summit, and going down is so much easier than going up!
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Date of experience: June 2019
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M1ghtyM1tch wrote a review Feb 2019
London, United Kingdom24 contributions2 helpful votes
Most definitely worth stopping to admire the construction skills of the Romans, that still survive today in almost perfect condition. Fabulous views along the walk and simply incredible that this has survived and you can literally walk along a piece of 2000 year old history.
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Date of experience: February 2019
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Anne-Marie B wrote a review Jun 2017
Madrid, Spain57 contributions52 helpful votes
This vestige of roman splendor is amazing. The pity is that it is not spoiled by the very busy highway bisecting the site.
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Date of experience: January 2017
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worldseeker2014 wrote a review May 2016
San Francisco, California291 contributions120 helpful votes
We stopped at Puerto del Pico to walk part of the well preserved Calzada Romana (Roman Road), which was used for centuries as the only way of communication between the two plateaus (North and South) until the current road was built; along as a passage of transportation for the Roman armies. Later, it became a cattle route, which is still in use. As you walk down the road, you can’t help but to admire the architecture of the road and envisioning the historical use for various purposes. Not too far from the top of Puerto del Pico, you can see the ruins of a Portazgo, a customs post in which a toll was charged for the use of the road. Shortly after we passed the Portazgo, my husband spotted a small herd of wild Ibises. We were able to slowly approach to approx 50 ft of the herd for great photo ops. If you are in the area, highly recommend a short walk back into history.
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Date of experience: May 2016
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