Historic Route Between Zarza la Mayor and Alcántara.
The first stop of this journey will be in Zarza la Mayor to see the Dolmen "Pata de Buey" from the Vettones times. we´ll walk through the village and visit the Church of Santiago Apostol and then do a short hike up to the castle of "Peñafiel", reminding us that we did not always get along with our Portuguese neighbors. The car will pick us up on the road and bring us closer to the Roman Bridge of Segura, in the "Erjas" river, being the Portuguese border.
Back into the car, we will go to the small town of Piedras Albas. We will hike to the magical place named "Peña Buraca", a ancient place of worship filled with anthropomorphic tombs. The next stop will slightly before reaching Alcantara to take another short way to the Menhir called "Cabezo".
Back to the car, the next stop is to admire the Roman Bridge of Alcantara. The most armonious. Already in Alcántara, we will make a cultural visit to the many historical sites of the town. In early August we´ll have the oportunity of enjoy the Theater Festival. We will also visit the Interpretation Center of the Tagus International, located in a beautiful manor house, "Casa Natalio".
Type of Tour
Location
Distance by car from Plasencia
Distance Walking
Walking Hardness
Best season
History, Culture and Nature
Alcántara - Tajo - Salor - Almonte
218 Km
15 Km
Low
Spring, Autumn and Winter
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Alcantara Roman Bridge the prettiest one over Tajo River
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Peñafiel Castle or Racha Rachel Castle defending Erjas Canyon in Zarza la Mayor
ZARZA LA MAYOR - ALCÁNTARA
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Suitable Origins for this Route
NORMAL HIKING:
Distance:        15 Km
Hardness:      Low
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Best season: Autumn, Winter and Spring
Dehesas. Erjas River Canyon
ROUTES NEARBY
Zarza la Mayor, Piedras Albas, Alcántara
Churches of St. Andrés (Zarza la Mayor), Ntra Sra de la Romana, Sta. Mª Almocóvar, St. Benito convent, convents...
Castle of Racha Rachel. Walls and Defenses in Alcántara, Palaces
Dolmen "Pata de Buey". "Piedra Buraca". Menhir "Cabezo". Alcántara Roman Bridge.
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(*) Routes with Asterisk would be adapted to different types of Hiking
TAJO - SALOR RIVERS
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Header Photography: The impressive Alcántara Roman Bridge
"Peñafile" Castle in Zarza la Mayor
St Francisco Convent in Alcántara