Stage 1, Calahorra - Arnedo
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The green trail starts in the western side of the Cidacos Park, where a paved path parallel to the Cidacos River starts towards the highway. Before passing under the N-232 road and the A-68 highway, there is a stretch shared with the cars, that is used to access the orchards and estates of the area. This stretch ends in a small picnic area where you can find the remains of an aqueduct that brought water from La Hez Mountains to the Roman city of Calagurris. From here, the trail runs parallel to the LR-134 road. In this stretch it is important to pay attention to the great number of path crossings, appropriately marked, that cross it. The trail moves slowly away from the road, following the Yasa del Arco, and after a long straight stretch it crosses over a bridge and it approaches the LR-282 road. After about 6 km of green trail, you will reach a picnic area with a fountain, where you will find the old train stop of the Livillos River. The path continues parallel to the LR-282 road. After 4 km, before entering Autol, cross the road and continue on a stretch shared with cars that runs through an industrial park but does not enter the town. You will reach the picnic area of the old station of Autol, where you will find another fountain. After this area, the path passes next to the pools of the wastewater treatment plant of Autol and goes into the Gollizo Tunnel, 575 metres long and artificially illuminated. The exit of the tunnel coincides with the crossing over the road of Autol to Quel (LR-115) and there is again a stretch shared with vehicles, that runs next to the orchards of the Cidacos river bed. At the entrance of Quel, the trail turns left and crosses the town by a promenade next to the river. After leaving the pools behind, return to the original path of the old trail that comes from the Quel and that goes through the Cidacos meadow to Arnedo. To avoid the urban area of this town, after passing behind a gas station at the entrance of Arnedo, the trail turns abruptly left and follows the orchard access paths. On this path you will reach the bridge of the LR-123 road that goes from Arnedo to Villarroya. Pass under it and you will arrive at the beginning of the Cidacos Park.
Stop at Livillos River
Autol is a municipality within the autonomous region of La Rioja. There are around 5,000 inhabitants and it is one of the largest towns in La Rioja behind the region's main cities. Autol is 458 metres above sea level and the left-bank of the River Cidacos crosses the area. Here the river meets the northern point of the Yerga Mountains and is forced to meander around Autol's town centre.
-Location: It is part of the district of Calahorra. To the north it borders with Calahorra along the Agudos Mountains and the Yerga Mountains stand to the south. The town is in a narrow gorge through which the River Cidacos flows, carved out of the rock that forms the Arnedo Valley.
-Height: 458 metres.
-Economy: Farming is the main activity, particularly irrigated crops and a canning industry. Mushrooms are one of the main products.
Calahorra is a Spanish city in the autonomous region of La Rioja and part of the Lower Rioja area. The population in 2012 was 30,000 according to data from the Spanish national statistics institute (INE). The town measures 91.41 km² and the population density is 264.9 inhabitants /km². The city holds the titles of Very Noble, Very Loyal and Loyal City. Since the 4th and 5th centuries, it has been the diocesan headquarters of Calahora, which in the past extended all the way to the Bay of Biscay. It is the second most populated and second most largest city in the autonomous region after Logroño. It is the capital of the Lower Rioja district and is known for its farming and antiquity. It was an important Roman city called Calagurris Nassica Iulia and it minted money until the Middle Ages. In addition, Calahorra was the birthplace of the grand oratorical master Marco Fabio Quintiliano, the author of several texts and master of the Roman court. There is a statue in his honour opposite the Town Hall.
-Location: It is part of the district of Calahorra. The municipal area covers the region where the Rivers Ebro and Cidacos converge, forming a large river plain.
-Area: 91.4 km2.
-Height: 358 metres.
-Populated areas, neighbourhoods or villages: Murillo de Calahorra.
-Economy: It is the main social and financial centre of the Lower Rioja region and the most highly populated municipality in the region after Logroño. Population numbers have risen during this century due to its status as city and the boom in its farming, industrial and commercial activity. The city's wealth is mainly due to farming and industrial development and a significant increase in tertiary sector activity. Farming is mainly irrigated and the produce supports the canning industry. The main products grown are fruit and vegetables and they always feature strongly during the annual fruit and vegetable show and the culinary conferences that are organised. Secondary industries include all kinds of businesses, such as canning, wood, packaging, shoes, etc. In terms of the tertiary sector, the city serves neighbouring villages and several municipalities in Navarre, providing different services including schools, a hospital and all kinds of businesses.
Quel is a municipality in the autonomous region of La Rioja. It is part of the Lower Rioja district and the sub-district of Arnedo. According to the 2006 census, the population is 1,986. The municipality covers 54.78 km2 and it's population density is 36.25 inhabitants per kilometre. Quel's castle crowns the town and has always done so. Not for nothing does the name Quel come from the Arab word Qalat, meaning 'castle'. With the rugged hill and the castle's remains behind, the town opens out onto the Cidacos plain, which feeds the fertile land.
-Location: It is part of the district of Arnedo. It is on the left bank of the River Cidacos between Arnedo and Autol, sheltered from the crags. The rugged mountains stretch along the river bed.
-Area: 55.9 km2.
-Height: 490 metres.
-Economy: Farming is one of the main activities and the main crops are fruit and vegetables. The canning and shoe industries are also important, as are the distilleries. The tertiary sector is made up of many businesses, banks and cultural services.
The city of Arnedo is in the Lower Rioja region of La Rioja and has a population of 14,548. The River Cidacos runs through the municipality. The city's economy centres on the shoe industry. The name Arnedo possibly comes from the Latin Arenetum, collective noun for sand.
-Location:It is part of the district of Arnedo.
-Area: 86.8 km2.
-Height: 550 metres.
-Populated areas, neighbourhoods or villages: Turruncún.
-Economy: Arendo is one of the most prosperous towns in La Rioja. Industrial activity is high, particularly in the shoe sector, which is a tradition inherited from the previous century. The main crops farmed in this area are typically Mediterranean, such as grain, grapes, olives and also fruit and vegetables. The Kan de Vico Medieval market is held in September.
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