Dalmatia Route (Vía Dalmacia)
The old secondary Roman road along the Ruta de la Plata, or Silver Route, that linked the ancient travel lodge of Túrmulus (Alconétar) with Miróbriga (Ciudad Rodrigo) as it passed through Caurium (Coria).
Scenic Tour: As you begin on this historic route, now known as “Camino del Sierro”, right on Calvary located in front of the large grain Silo, heading north, you will cross a slightly undulating terrain surrounded by small rainfed orchards. Further ahead, these will be replaced by lush olive groves, small vineyards and cattle pastures until, finally, you can see the remains of the historic stone- paved road that leads to the top of the Viewpoint of Alto del Sierro, from where you can admire the fertile Alagón Valley surrounded by mountains, meadows, plains and riverbanks, with the City of Coria in the background.
Ethnographic Tour: Remains of the ancient, stone-paved Roman road of Dalmatia, in addition to the Roman archaeological water infrastructures of the famous “Madre del Agua”, the Mother of Water: a network comprising of a dam, aqueduct and pipes that supplied drinking water to the fountains and cisterns of the City of Coria from the Later Roman Empire (2nd century AD).
Ecological Tour: Agricultural fields and grasslands (non-irrigated), in addition to the typical plains of the Mediterranean forest and scrubland (pasture), which share an ecosystem with urban and rural species, along with those representing the Mediterranean forest and scrubland, including predatory species.
Fact Sheet: Type of Route: Linear (Out and back). Distance: 5.50 km. Estimated Time: 1 hour and 30 minutes.