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Almendralejo to Merida stage
Eight days and 215 kilometers are left behind. Finally in Merida!
Information about the stage 8: Almendralejo to Merida stage
Points of interest in the stage 8: Almendralejo to Merida stage
- Km 0. Almonds(All services)
To reach Torremejía, the only intermediate town of the day you have to go east by the street of Vistahermosa and Plaza del Vendimiador, at the end of this, we will take the road EX-212, this road connects in 3.5 kilometers with the track yesterday (Km 3,7). We walk through it, spacious, surrounded by vineyards and under which rests the remains of Roman road. The track has different crossings, but we have to move forward. Among others are the roads of Los Molineros, San Simon and La Zarza. Less than a kilometer from Torremejía you have to pass under the tracks of the train (Km 12,5). The village is divided by the N-630 and we soon discern the Palace of the Mexia, and the parish church.
- Km 14. (All services)
We left Torremejía through the arcén of the N-630. A narrow road is moving along the national road, but if it is not practicable we may have to pull through the asphalt. After 3 kilometers, after the link of the highway, we took the road again . Later we crossed the railways (Km 18) and after half a kilometer we returned to the N-630 for several kilometers. According to the signage, we leave the national with isolated eucalyptus and continue to lose height on a wider road (Km 21.3).
Seven comfortable miles separate us from the city of Merida and, specifically, from the Roman bridge over the Guadiana River (Km 28,4). Eight hundred meters of Roman legacy through which we access the Paseo de Roma, opposite the statue of the lobe that breastfed Romulus and Remo. We turn left to take the Paseo and continue forward leaving the Lusitania Bridge on left hand. After the roundabout we passed a playground and the cafeteria Rome and in a few hundred meters we arrived at the hostel of pilgrims, on the banks of the river.
- Km 29.6. Merida(All services)