architecture

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 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: Day 15

El Chorro

Early departure

Steep climb

To La Encantada reservoir

To Bobastro

Ruins of Mozarabic church (circa late 800s)

Ups and downs

Mountain vistas

Pine forests

Steeply down

Too hot

To Carratraca

To Bar La Bocacha

And pizza

16/05/19

18.2km/970m ascent/804m descent (more…)

Walking Coast To Coast in Andalucía: Day 12

Villanueva de Concepción

Crisp air

Following Camino Mozárabe de Santiago

For a while

Rolling fields

Grains, olives, poppies

Wildflower curbs

Scented air

Valle de Abdalajís

13/05/19

22.2km/588m ascent/804m descent (more…)

Walking Coast To Coast in Andalucía: Day 10

Riogordo

Olives, olives, olives

Hot

Dogs, dogs, dogs

Cafe

Bark, bark, bark

Hot

Villanueva de Cauche

Tiny

White

Hot

Autovia A-92

Roadside hotel

Dinner’s on me

Happy birthday, Gail

11/05/19

18.4km/741m ascent/401m descent (more…)

Walking Coast To Coast in Andalucía: Day 8

Ventas de Zafarraya

Railroad traces

Olives, olives, olives

Puglarin Alto/cafe con leche

Hot, hot, hot

Down, down, down

Riogordo

Bar Molina/al fresco dining

10/05/19

24.3km/574m ascent/1,078 descent (more…)