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Mount Vico footpath (Arnedo)

Mount Vico footpath (Arnedo)

  • 2 h 45 min
  • 4.74 km

The footpath starts next to the main entry of the Monastery of Vico, on the LR-382 road that leads from Arnedo to Préjano. From the parking area, cross the road and take the footpath through an almond tree plantation to reach a picnic area. Take the trail that goes into the pine forest. The first part is mostly planted with Aleppo pine. Further on there is stone pine. The trail runs through an area of old plots that are nowadays covered by the pine forest. On the left we see the Gully of San Marcos, an embedded river with no water. After about 10 minutes, cross the bridge over the gully and, next to it, you will see an old masonry aqueduct that was a part of the water channelling that took water to the Monastery of Vico. The itinerary crosses an area with old olive trees; some of them are still cared for and others have been covered by the pine forest. Continue until you reach a spot with a fountain and benches. An the crossroads, follow the route that slowly goes up the ravine among stone pines. After a while walking, you will reach the top part of the ravine where there are many black poplars with twisted trunks and the area oozes moisture. Here you will find the Fountain of San Marcos, a natural spring channelled between rocks, which is charming. Following the path, pass next to the remains of the Chapel of San Marcos and the newly built new chapel. The footpath continues until it reaches a high level where there is a very good view of the area. This place is the end of the walk. To return to the initial point, retrace your steps.

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Señalización

  • Stone markers

Puntos de interés

Características

Linear

Natural values

Upper terraces in the valley of the Cidacos River, reforested with stone pines, which have developed and integrated well into their environment. This area also has deforested hillsides, with Mediterranean scrubland species such as thyme and lavender, and plenty of almond and olive tree groves.

Información turística

ACCOMMODATION
Arnedo
Victoria. 941 380 100
Virrey. 941 380 150
Arnedillo
Spa Arnedillo. 941 394 000
El Molino del Cidacos. 941 394 063
El Olivar. 941 394 075
Hospedería Las Pedrosas. 941 394 401
Madorrán. 941 394 004
Parras. 941 394 034
RESTAURANTS
Arnedo
Javi y Marka. 941 383 950
Joselito. 941 384 659
M-3. 941 381 358
Picabea. 941 381 358
Victoria. 941 380 100
Virrey. 941 380 150

Arnedillo
Bodega la Petra. 941 394 023
Casa Cañas. 941 394 022
La Florida. 941 394 039
La Vinotera. 941 394 088
Parras. 941 394 034