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15 years of the the Vías Verdes network

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« on: May 20, 2008, 14:54 PM »
Greetings All,
Had meant to mention this way back, but got sidetracked somewhere along the way...  :banghead:
The Fundación de Ferrocarriles Españoles is/has been celebrating 15 years of the Vías verdes (see programme of activities still to be held http://www.viasverdes.com/actividades.htm)

The Vías Verdes were mentioned in passing here at iberianatureforum last year re. a TV series:
http://www.iberianatureforum.com/index.php?topic=878.0

For those of you who don't know what I'm on about, the Vías Verdes (translated on their website as Greenways) are a nationwide network of disused railways lines which have been paved over to some extent and are ideal for non-rugged-outdoor types* to spend a day out "hiking" with the family.

*as in older people, pushchair-weilding families, wheelchair users and weekend cyclists, as well as rugged-outdoor types who happen to have sprained an ankle, etc.

Regs.,
Technopat
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« Reply #1 on: June 08, 2008, 21:19 PM »
Hi Teeps,

In case you thought that you were talking to the fresh air - I too know what Vias Verdes are and about their anniversary! :technodevil:

And just for you and anyone else out there have a deco at this - all my our work!

http://www.usuaris.tinet.org/topix/downloads/carrilet_download.pdf

Chuff chuff

Simon




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« Reply #2 on: June 09, 2008, 15:26 PM »
Greetings Simon,
Thanx for that - I know I always seem to be complaining, but it really is cold lonely up 'ere at the top for us prescient Full 'Shroomies*, and the occasional word of encouragement does one a world of good! (Sp. anyone?)  :dancing:

*some/many of us will make Full 'Shroomy one day, but most of us will make it to old age...

I'll-check-your-link-out-later regs.,
Technopat
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« Reply #3 on: June 09, 2008, 18:32 PM »
Hi TP and Simon
There are quite a few of these in the LOG, great for walking as the slopes (gradients) tend to be fairly shallow, and the countryside, mainly unspoilt, just looking forward to walking the Channel Tunnel when it finally goes bust  >:D
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Dave

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« Reply #4 on: June 09, 2008, 20:58 PM »
Gentle grades dave?

I'm not too sure of the geography, but I rather suspect the Lickey Incline* is in your (ex-).neck of the woods! :technodevil:

Simon

* http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lickey_Incline

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« Reply #5 on: September 22, 2008, 11:30 AM »
Greetings All,
Pretty sure we had a thread going on TV documentaries and that we mentioned the 1st series of this one, but can't find it, so this one on the 2nd series goes here for the time being (my bold print):
 
¡¡NO TE LO PIERDAS LOS LUNES A LAS 19.30 HORAS!!
 
La serie VIVE LA VÍA Fase II esta siendo emitida de nuevo en el Canal Viajar desde el pasado 1 de septiembre y hasta el próximo 31 de octubre. Todos los lunes (hasta el lunes 13 de octubre) a las 19.30 horas podrás disfrutar del estreno de un capítulo de esta serie, y a lo largo de la semana tendrás distintos pases (miércoles, viernes y domingo) para volver a ver el capítulo y ¡no perdértelo!.
 
Esta fase se compone de 7 capítulos, de los cuales el primero ofrece una visión general y descriptiva sobre las Vías Verdes. Cada uno de los restantes episodios se dedica específicamente a una Vía Verde. El contenido de los capítulos está pensado para que los espectadores puedan apreciar todos los matices y riquezas de las Vías Verdes españolas: cada una ofrece detalles que  la convierten en única. la segunda edición de la serie sobre Vías Verdes ha sido posible gracias a la colaboración de varios patrocinadores generales  (Ministerio de Medio Ambiente, Ministerio de Agricultura, Pesca y Alimentación y el Administrador de Infraestructuras Ferroviarias- ADIF) así como al patrocinio de diferentes promotores y gestores de estas rutas (ver abajo listado completo)
 

Os recordamos que los DVDs de la serie VIVE LA VÍA I y II siguen a la venta en la sede de la FFE y en librerías especializadas. Más información: www.viasverdes.com
 
Capítulos:

    1. Introducción. (Lunes, 1 de septiembre)
    2. Vía Verde de los Molinos del Agua (Huelva) (Lunes, 8 de septiembre) Un recorrido de 36 km por la provincia de Huelva, que atraviesa la campiña hacia las comarcas mineras.
    3. Vía Verde de las Vegas del Guadiana y las Villuercas (Cáceres-Badajoz) (Lunes, 15 de septiembre) La Vía Verde extremeña resume lo mejor de su región: dehesas, gran variedad de aves, buena comida...
    4. Vía Verde del Noroeste (Murcia) (Lunes, 22 de septiembre) El Noroeste de Murcia: aguas termales, restos visigodos, vino y 48 km de Vía Verde para recorrer a tu ritmo
    5. Vía Verde de la Subbética (Córdoba) (Lunes, 29 de septiembre) Aceite, vino y 58 km por delante para disfrutar de la naturaleza, la gastronomía y el ocio en la provincia de Córdoba
    6. Vía Verde de la Sierra de Alcaraz (Albacete) (Lunes, 6 de octubre) Desde Albacete hasta Alcaraz, un recorrido de casi 80 km para no perder detalle de esta provincia manchega
    7. Vía Verde del Ferrocarril Vasco-Navarro (Álava-Navarra) (Lunes, 13 de octubre) La historia del tren que unía tres provincias se cuenta ahora como Vía Verde entre Álava y  Navarra.

Of course yours truly won't be around to watch it (and I've given up accumulating unwatched programmed recordings) but for those of you who do, enjoy!

Regs.,
Technopat
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« Reply #6 on: September 22, 2008, 13:39 PM »
Greetings Again All,
Don't know if this is a conspiracy against me personally, but I received the above message last Thursday. 2 minutes ago I recieved the following (my bold):

LA SERIE VIVE LA VÍA VUELVE A LA 2 DE TVE

¡NO TE LO PIERDAS DE LUNES A VIERNES A LAS 11:15 HORAS!
 
 
La serie sobre Vías Verdes VIVE LA VÍA (Fase I y II) está siendo emitida de nuevo de lunes a viernes a las 11:00 horas por La 2 de TVE desde el pasado viernes 19 de septiembre. Esperamos que en esta nueva ocasión los espectadores vuelvan a descubrir los sorprendentes itinerarios que ofrecen los 18 capítulos que componen la serie.

Regs.,
Technopat
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« Reply #7 on: September 23, 2008, 17:31 PM »
Hi Teeps and Vias Verde fans in general.

I just got that second mail too, fat too late for me to check it ot and at an awkward tme to boot! Not only that, the last series wasn¡t broadcast in Catalonia! :banghead:

I'll have to keep an eye out somehow, don't know where, don't know when . . .

Simon

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« Reply #8 on: September 23, 2008, 21:27 PM »
Hi all,

Here's a little bit that Ashley wrote about the Via Verde down our way close to Grazalema. He uses it a lot for the leisure cycling part of his organised holidays

http://www.grazalemaguide.com/places-to-visit/111-via-verde-de-la-sierra.html

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« Reply #9 on: November 07, 2009, 13:25 PM »
Greetings All,
The Vía Verde de la Sierra - 36 km between Puerto Serrano and Olvera (Cádiz-Sevilla) has just won the IV Premio Europeo de Vías Verdes, or whatever it's called  :clapping:
 
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« Reply #10 on: November 08, 2009, 18:38 PM »
It certainly is a lovely area to walk and ride through... the whole line is well looked after and of course, it has the hill of Zaframagon along it that holds a huge colony of griffon vultures... In Spring the wild flowers are lovely and it is a hotspot for orchid species... There is also a monument oak tree at one of the rest area.... I think there are plans to develop more of the old stations as well...
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