Walking Coast To Coast in Andalucía: Day 22

El Colmenar

Early start

To a long day

Up

Through cork oak forests

Uphill scramble

Gibraltar: first sighting

Following cairns

Toros on the track!

Down

To Jimenez de la Frontera

To Casa Henrietta

To dinner

After a long, long day

23/05/19

29.7km/1,053m ascent/1,168m descent (more…)

Walking Coast To Coast in Andalucía: Day 21

Cortes de la Frontera

Ayuntamiento, La Plaza de Carlos III

Descent

To La Casa de la Piedra

Down

Estación de Cortes

Ascent

Cable climbs

Tunnels

To Puente de los Alemanes

Canyón de las Buitreras

Down

To (tiny) El Colmenar

22/05/19

17.7km/578m ascent/969m descent

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Walking Coast To Coast in Andalucía: Day 20

Montejaque

Sunrise departure

Climbing the valley

Left: Sierra De Juan Diego

Right: Sierra de Montalette

Ranches

Sheep

Cattle

Bulls

Steeply up to mountain pass

Apples, tomatoes, sardines, bread

With a view

Steeply down

To Cortes de la Frontier

21/05/19

19.9km/714m ascent/756m descent

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Walking Coast To Coast in Andalucía: Day 19

Morning in Ronda

Afternoon walk

Steep down hill

To Puente Nuevo

Steep up hill

To La Ermita de la Escarihuela

Steep down hill

To Montejaque

20/05/19

12km/431m ascent/480m descent

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Walking Coast To Coast in Andalucía: Day 18

A (rest) day in Ronda, arguably Andalucía’s most charming city. It is certainly the largest, most tourist-oriented community we will walk through. This weekend’s added layer of festivities—Ronda Romantíca—only intensifies the energy level of our one-day ramble through its cobble-stoned streets.

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Walking Coast To Coast in Andalucía: Bardal

Ronda

Dinner at Bardal

Chef Benito Gómez

One star Michelin

19 course tasting menu

Paired wines

My (belated) birthday gift to Gail

Happy birthday, Gail!

18/05/19

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Walking Coast To Coast in Andalucía: Day 17

El Burgos

7:00 start at sunrise

Steady incline

Steep scramble

Up loose scree

To Cortijo de Lifa

Steady down

Broad tracks

Paved roads

To Ronda

Early evening stroll

Ronda Romántica festival

Cena still to come

18/05/19

27.2km/879m ascent/825m descent (more…)