This past Saturday the fourth edition of the Recoveras route was held, after a year in which this traditional day of hiking and historical memory did not take place.
On this occasion, it ran between Casares and the border with Gibraltar following a new 45 km itinerary. Despite not being the largest edition in participation, 35 participants gathered at the intermediate point of El Secadero, among those who began the route in Casares at 6 in the morning and those who began the partial section in this town of Casares, at 10 : 30.
The start of the itinerary was different from previous editions, this time running through the Zarabanda road. The intermediate section was also new from the crossing of the Hozgarganta river, traveling the pine forests of La Alcaidesa and the Vereda de Pasada Honda.
The group arrived at San Roque at the scheduled time, at 4:30 p.m., and to the Gibraltar fence also on schedule, at 6:30 p.m. after about 12 hours of walking. The 28 people who had reached the end (14 women and 14 men) were photographed at the Gibraltar gate, of which 20 had started the route in Casares (9 women and 11 men). It is the edition in which more participants have completed the complete route.
The origin of the participants was diverse: 42% were from Casares, 18% from Estepona, 11% from Zahara de los Atunes, 8% from Guadiaro, 5.3% from El Tesorillo, and the rest of towns as diverse as Almería, Arriate, Granada, Mijas, Rincón de la Victoria or Seville.
It was a pleasant day of hiking in which once again tribute was paid to those women who made this road between Casares and Gibraltar during the postwar period, as the only economic alternative to support their families.