WELCOME TO THE INTERACTIVE AND DYNAMIC SPACE OF THE ARGARIC ROUTE!

We invite you to travel through time and space through the splendid landscapes of Sierra Espuña along this virtual route. Hand in hand with Integral, Sociedad para el Desarrollo Rural, Proyecto Bastida and ASBA, we will know three unique places where the Argaric Civilization flourished about four thousand years ago. Two of them lasted for more than six centuries, as long as the Roman presence in Hispania. Argaric society was a pioneer in the West for more than one reason: it developed a State with stable borders over a territory of no less than 35,000 km2 in Murcia, Almería, Alicante, Granada, Jaén and Ciudad Real. This society founded for the first time authentic cities inhabited for centuries by hundreds of people. As a result of its aggressive economy, these led and condemned them to advance aridity in the peninsula’s southeast.

The tragic and magical point of its history is that it vanished without a trace just over 3,500 years ago. We will not find cities again in the southeast, until almost a thousand years later, in Iberian times. When the Argaric societies disappeared, without yet defined causes, many of their former enclaves were recolonized by nature. No other group ever considered these territories a good place to live. What happened? We want to find out.

The Argaric Route was devised to offer knowledge about a part of the vast Argaric territory and aspires to become richer with your contribution, Ruter@s Argáric@s, passionate about the past and the landscape where it took on splendour. In the “Experiences” section, you can upload photos, trace routes, locate places using GPS, share your discoveries, express concerns, and incorporate surprises. In summary, The Argaric Route is a shared space that unites time and space to delve into the legacy of this fascinating society.

Its superb location complements and offers a space to develop eco-touristic activities on the way: riding a bicycle, climbing, flying, tasting local delicacies, stopping to treat yourself to local handicrafts and passing through emblematic places of the Commonwealth with the always imposing and suggestive presence of Sierra Espuña.

PACK YOUR BACKS WITH TONES  OF ILLUSION AND ATTENTION… THE MULTIDIMENSIONAL JOURNEY BEGINS!