QVADRARIAPaths of landscape and memory
is a route that can be travelled by foot or by bike which follows QR code spots linked to audio guides. By listening to them, you will enjoy and understand the rich heritage that surrounds you: 2,000 year old Roman quarries and 22 million year old geological forms under the vast sky of Cascante, in the Ribera de Navarra (South Navarra).
But, above all, YOU are QVADRARIA.
You transform the territory into LANDSCAPE AND MEMORY only by observing it.
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You will perfectly see Roman quarries with pickaxe marks, trenches for the quarrying of the stone blocks, crane marks and some abandoned ashlar stones. Everything has been discovered and interpreted by the Archaeology team of Cascante.
Distance: 6,97 kms / Easy
OR ROUTE OF THE THREE QUARRIES
DISTANCE: 2,16 Kms
This is the basic route that comprises three excavated quarries, within them Piecordero I Villae Quarry (the start of the route, next to the car park).
You will walk through the most elevated area where huge blocks of ground have moved leaving geological strata in sight. You will enjoy a wonderful 360 degrees view in height.
[ Short Route images ]
We did the Short Route together with my children (10 and 13 years old). I learned many things about the Roman quarries and how the ashlars were formerly extracted. I found it very educational to go with children. They also enjoyed it a lot.
I fully recommend it!Julia, Z. H
DISTANCE: 6,97 kms
This route contains the Short Route (it starts in the same place). It also includes the fourth excavated quarry. All the remaining quarries have not been excavated (you will discover yourself as your eyes get familiar to their evidences in the rocks).
Besides the impressive views, you will walk thought the Cañada Real (Spanish seasonal migration route of sheep) until you get to the vulture feeder. You will walk towards the starting point observing all this from below, next to the allotments.
OR ROUTE OF THE QUARRIES AND THE LANDSCAPE
[ Complete Route Images ]
We spent a great morning touring these places, which although known, are always pleasant to visit. The audio guides helped us to understand a bit better what we were seeing.Juan Antonio M. A.
DISTANCE: 13,67 K.
This route is very similar to the Complete Route. It starts from Piecordero I Villae Quarry and comes back to it by rural roads. However, if you want to see the rest of the excavated quarries and follow all the QR codes, in some points you will have to leave the rural roads and get to the signposted places (in the cyclist route you only have access to QR codes 1, 9 and 10)
[ Cyclist Route Images ]
A route with slopes, descents fun and without danger. We were lucky enough to see a harrier and a skunk. Very enjoyable.Vicenta María C. M.
Without you this is only a territory; you transform it into landscape by looking at it. You are QVADRARIA! Be careful not to alter it negatively (take your rubbish with you, respect what you see). Landscape can be enjoyed in many levels, so we recommend…
// For an intellectual enjoyment:
Take a mobile phone with an app for downloading QR codes with your and some headphones. Come ready to talk with locals. Scrutinize this website!
// For a sensory enjoyment
Don’t forget your binoculars, magnifying glass, camera and whatever you need for a perfect day (a hat for the wind, boots, water, some food, comfortable clothes according to climatology).
// For an emotional enjoyment:
Come along with your friends, your pet, your family, your lover or on your own. If you own a horse, it is a wonderful path for trotting.
Without you this is only a territory;
you transform it into landscape by looking at it.
You are QVADRARIA!
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