The Department of Culture of Casares organizes again this year the Route of the Recoveras, which returns after the pandemic in its sports version, with the hiking route from Casares to the Barrier of Gibraltar, as pointed out by councilor Rocío Ruiz.
In its fourth edition, Casares returns to recall the walking tour that many women did, mostly mothers of families, widows or wives of reprisals from the Civil War, that to survive they were forced to do the recova: walk from their villages loaded with eggs and other products of the field to sell them and / or exchange them at the Gibraltar border for tobacco or other foods that were scarce in the Franco regime, such as chocolate , coffee or sugar.
The route will take place on October 23 and the departure will be at 6 in the morning from Casares. The route will be carried out in three sections: Casares-Secadero, Secadero-San Roque and San Roque-La Línea (Gate of Gibraltar). Participants being able to carry out the complete route or one of the intervals, for which the Casares City Council will have a bus service to take and bring the participants from the end and beginning of each of the routes, which must be specified in the registration form.
The route varies slightly this year in the second section, between Secadero and San Roque, to avoid passing through a private farm, so from the Hozgarganta river it will go to the La Alcaldesa farm, which will mean a reduction of 4 km and less unevenness, and will result in the total route that goes from 49 to 45 kilometers.
With the Ruta de las Recoveras, the Department of Culture of Casares intends to value, visualize and recall the legacy of struggle, dignity and resistance of women recoveras with their way of facing life in the difficult times that they had to live.
Registrations can be made from tomorrow, September 29, until October 20, at the Birthplace of Blas Infante (email@example.com / 952 89 55 21).