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Day Hike from from Zegache to TilcajeteSports/Salud :: Walking / Para Caminar
Day Hike from from Zegache to Tilcajete
8:45 AM
Oaxaca Lending Library
Day hike sponsored by Hoofing It In Oaxaca.
Cost: 230 pesos. Additional costs: restaurant lunch in Tilcajete
Arrive OLL 8:45 am / depart 9:00 am / return at 4:00 pm
The little village of San Martín Tilcajete, 15.5 mi / 25 km south of Oaxaca city, is where most of the fanciful wooden alebrijes which abound in local markets are carved and painted. It is the destination for today's hike, which begins in the neighboring village of Zegache, 3 miles (4.8 km) distant across productive farmland where many of the vegetables sold in Oaxaca's markets are grown. For its part, Zegache is home to a church rebuilt and painted by the renowned artist Rodolfo Morales of Ocotlan. Today's hike will commence at the restored church and then proceed on unpaved country lanes. The terrain is nearly flat, with a gain in elevation of only 191 feet along the way. Once arrived in Tilcajete, we'll pay a visit to some of the many workshops lining the main street where locals (often husband & wife teams) produce alebrijes. Afterwards, we will stop for lunch at a local restaurant on the way back to Oaxaca.
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Age Group: All Ages
Venue: Oaxaca Lending Library
Address: 519 Pino Suarez Centro, Oaxaca, Oaxaca 68000
Phone: 951 518 7077

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