Friday, 29 November 2013

Walking in Arico

View from the Lomo de Tamadaya

This week, I walked from the beautifully preserved village of Arico Nuevo to El Contador, high in the mountains above Arico. The walk, which was quite strenuous, is around 20 kilometres long, took 7.5 hours and involved around 4,600ft/1,400 mtrs of ascent. After leaving Arico Nuevo, I followed an old camino real to Villa de Arico from where I picked up the PR -TF86 path to El Contador, a recreation zone/barbecue area in the pine forest. From there, I followed another branch of the PR-TF86 back to Arico Nuevo. The scenery, particularly around the Roques de Tamadaya is stunning. Below is a video of photos and video clips taken on the walk. 

Unfortunately, the batteries on my GPS unit expired during the walk so the track is incomplete. However, most of the route is here and the missing section is easy to follow back to Arico Nuevo as you just stay on the PR-TF86 and follow the signs back to the village. Please refer to the first paragraph for the full specification of the walk.

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