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Gotarrendura – Arévalo (27,4 km)

You leave the village on the edge of the San Miguel Arcángel church, passing before the Hermitage of Las Nieves. The path is a cattle track and runs parallel to the road.

HERNANSANCHO

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Small village of Castilla y León, is incorporated to the region of La Moraña. You enter by the Arévalo road: on the right there is a petrol station, at the junction with the road that comes from Salamanca to the N-VI. You pass in front of the San Martín church, identical to the Gotarrendura church.

  • Town Hall: Carretera San Chidrián, 1. Tel: 920 261 002
  • Municipal Reception: the Town Hall lends the local doctor’s office. Tel: 920 261 134.
  • Rural House “El mirador de la Moraña”: Av de la Cuesta, 11. Tels: 914 756 896 /649 889 999. elmiradordelamorana@gmail.com
  • Restaurant El Porche
  • Bar Casa Sindical

From the square of the church, cross the road towards the street of Teso, we are going to look for the way towards the San Martín hermitage, but, before arriving, we take the way of the Parrilla and we arrive at the road AV-P-120 that goes towards San Pascual. If you want to enter Villanueva, turn right; if you want to continue, cross and continue straight ahead.

VILLANUEVA DE GÓMEZ

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You enter the village by crossing the AV-804 road. Los Bermejos street takes you to a square where there is a bar that looks like an oasis. After resting, you can come and see what is left of the church of Santa María la Mayor: they have taken care to preserve the remains that were saved from the fire. Take the street to the left of the church, which leads to the outskirts of the village.

It had a hospital for pilgrims.

  • Town Hall: Plaza Palacio, 14. Tel: 920 261 251
  • Rural house: La Fragua, calle Traspalacio, 1. Tel: 653 672 505

Exit at Flor and San Cristóbal street, cross the AV-804 road and follow the dirt road. The fields of sunflowers, if it is the time, paint you of yellow the landscape and they make you pleasant the route up to

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You enter the village through La Constitución street, arriving at t the square of the same name. Turn right and pass in front of the Post Office, Iglesia street and Travesía del Pinar, to find the church, which has a Mudejar design.

  • Town Hall: C/ Pinar, 1. Tel: 920 267 131
  • Doña Anita House. Calle Arévalo, 11

You leave surrounding the church by a dirt road between the last houses of the village. This road takes you directly to Tiñosillos.

TIÑOSILLOS

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It is located in a beautiful environment with areas that alternate a great vegetation with others occupied by large fields of cultivation. Pine forests are common in vegetation areas. Its main economic activity is agriculture along with livestock.

The church also has a Mudejar design and a round apse. In the bar Volante, have a good sandwich. There are still 14 kilometres to Arévalo.

  • Town Hall: Plaza Constitución s/n. Tel: 920 267 024

You leave by the road and at the end of the village you enter by the way of the left between some chalets, you pass by great extensions of pine groves with sandy ground. The pines have some cuts in their trunk and a container in which the resin is falling. This continues for about 6 kilometers. Then, you cross a half asphalted road that goes to Nava de Arévalo and, after about 2 kilometres, the road goes out to the road. Continue on paved road for another kilometre and turn right onto another sandy road between pine groves. The road becomes a cycle path when you enter Arévalo. To the left and a little far away, you can visit the chapel of La Lugareja, privately owned, one of the best representations of Mudejar in the region of La Moraña.

ARÉVALO

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Enter through the Pº de la Alameda, continue through Capitán Luis Vara, Plaza del Salvador and Plaza del Arrabal. The Tourist Office is in the Arco del Alcocer, which leads to the Town Hall.

Arévalo is located in the plain that dominates the north of the province of Ávila. Its strategic location, between the rivers Adaja and Arevalillo, gives us an idea of its remote origin.

Its period of greatest splendour was the Middle Ages, when most of its most emblematic buildings date from, such as the castle, bridges and its magnificent Plaza de la Villa. Mudejar, with the predominant use of brick, is the style evident in the local construction, standing out for its number of six churches, originating in the twelfth / thirteenth centuries. Isabel La Católica and S. Ignacio de Loyola were some of the characters who were intimately linked to the city, where they spent decisive years of formation and life. Declared a city in 1894, it also stands out today for its industrial activity, the antique trade and its gastronomy, known for its famous suckling pig roast (Tostón de Arévalo).

  • Town Hall: Plaza del Real, 12. Tel: 920 300 001
  • Local Police: Tel: 920 303 091
  • Tourist Office: Arco de Alcocer, s/n. Tel: 920 301 380
  • Municipal pilgrim hostel: Calle de Santa María, corner of Calle del Carmen. Information at the Tourist Office.
  • Hostal “del Campo”: Eusebio Revilla, 9. Tels: 920 302 496 / 699 901 497 www.hostaldelcampo.com
  • Hostal “Las Fuentes”: in the industreal area (next to the road). Tel: 920 303 709 / 920 303 767
  • Rural Tourism: Ed. Briceños. c/ Briceños, 1. Tel: 920 250 451. how to get there: www.diasdeocio.com/como-llegar-apartamento-rural-casa-de-los-bricenos-4262.htm
  • Hotel R: “Fray Juan Gil”: Av. de los Deportes, 2. Tel: 920 300 800. hotelfrayjuangil@hotmail.com