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


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Walking Coast To Coast in Andalucía: Day 14


El Chorro

A rest day, of sorts.

There’s a great hotel, a good pool and fine food.

But there’s also the Caminito del Rey, a vastly popular attraction—we purchased tickets months in advance–that recreates the cliff-hugging scaffolds used by construction workers in 1905 to construct and maintain a water channel through the deep gorge, Desfiladero de los Gaitanes.

This is our rest day.


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Walking Coast To Coast in Andalucía: Day 13


Valle de Abdalajís

Gentle climbs

Cooling winds

Sierra de Abdalajís

Limestone strata

La Fuente de la Viuda

Spring water

Steep descent

Pine forest

La Encantada Power Plant

El Chorro

A short walk day

Clean clothes

Eat, drink


Tomorrow, an adventure


11km/402m ascent/549m descent Continue reading