VIA AUGUSTA, THE ROMAN ARCH AND GREEN TRAIL NETWORK

Can you imagine travelling the same route as the different civilisations that passed through this territory?

One of the legacies of Plana de l’Arc is the route of the Via Augusta as it passes through the province of Castellón. In addition to the remains of the road surface of one of the most important construction projects in the Roman Empire, 140,000 km of roads that linked cities such as Rome and Cadiz beside the Mediterranean coast, along the route there are also other remains such as the milestones, mansions and the Roman arch of Cabanes, the most important feature of the Via Augusta as it passes through the Valencian Community.

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Roman civilisation was the first to consider, right from the beginning, the systematic construction of transport routes. The creation of a road network more than 140,000 km long connected Rome, as the epicentre and hub of cultural, commercial and political convergence, with almost all the provinces in the Empire.
One of the main roads built by the Romans in Spain is known as Via Augusta, probably due to the repairs and improvements carried out by the Emperor Augustus. With an approximate length of 1,500 km, 124 of which run through the province of Castellón, it crosses the peninsula from the Pyrenees to Cadiz along the Mediterranean coast.
Via Augusta is also known as the Herculean Way, the Way of Saint Vincent the Martyr or the Roman Road, among other names.
Once Rome had established control over the Iberian Peninsula, Romanisation became more intense beside these roads, and a large number of Roman settlements were built along them.
You can see the marks that Roman culture left on the Valencian region in the remains of the road itself. In some cases you can even see the milestones, remains of mansions, bridges, villas, architecture and place names, etc.

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One of the legacies of Plana de l’Arc is the route of the Via Augusta as it passes through the province of Castellón. In addition to the remains of the road surface of one of the most important construction projects in the Roman Empire, 140,000 km of roads that linked cities such as Rome and Cadiz beside the Mediterranean coast, along the route there are also other remains such as the milestones, mansions and the Roman arch of Cabanes, the most important feature of the Via Augusta as it passes through the Valencian Community.

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Roman civilisation was the first to consider, right from the beginning, the systematic construction of transport routes. The creation of a road network more than 140,000 km long connected Rome, as the epicentre and hub of cultural, commercial and political convergence, with almost all the provinces in the Empire.
One of the main roads built by the Romans in Spain is known as Via Augusta, probably due to the repairs and improvements carried out by the Emperor Augustus. With an approximate length of 1,500 km, 124 of which run through the province of Castellón, it crosses the peninsula from the Pyrenees to Cadiz along the Mediterranean coast.
Via Augusta is also known as the Herculean Way, the Way of Saint Vincent the Martyr or the Roman Road, among other names.
Once Rome had established control over the Iberian Peninsula, Romanisation became more intense beside these roads, and a large number of Roman settlements were built along them.
You can see the marks that Roman culture left on the Valencian region in the remains of the road itself. In some cases you can even see the milestones, remains of mansions, bridges, villas, architecture and place names, etc.

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GREEN TRAIL NETWORK

La Plana de l’Arc is a paradise for cycle touring with more than 300 days of sunshine a year and landscapes bathed in a light that is pure magic.

Lovers of quiet, calm and unhurried journeys can enjoy cycling along the historic Via Augusta and the Green Trail Network that links the seven towns on quiet routes with practically no hills or traffic.

And to top it off, along these cycling trails you will find contemporary art sculptures, a living museum that blends into the most vibrant countryside.

See all the information about La Plana de l’Arc Green Trail Network: infrastructure, difficulty ratings, resources, tips, maps, how to get there, bicycle rental, etc.

THE ROMAN REMAINS FOUND ALONG THE ROUTE INCLUDE:

Ildum Mansion (Vilanova d’Alcolea)
Roman Villa of Pla de l’Arc (la Vall d’Alba)
Roman Villa of Aiguamolls (Vilafamés)
The Roman arch of Cabanes is the most important feature of the Via Augusta as it passes through the Valencian Community. It is a private honorary monument probably built at the beginning of the second century.
Remains of the road surface: in Castellón, the exact layout of the Roman road between Sant Joan del Pas (Ulldecona, Tarragona) and La Pobla Tornesa has been preserved.

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