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Showing posts with label hiking. Show all posts
Showing posts with label hiking. Show all posts

Tuesday, 30 January 2018

Wednesday Walk 31st January

Sorry, I put the wrong date on the previous post. So here are the details again.

This week the walk is an EASY one, not WELLENFORMIG Peter.
It is on good tracks around Salinas lasting about 3 hours, with a stop off Carlos Astorga for refreshments. Meet at 10:30 at bar Mejias is Salinas. This is a dog-friendly walk with a little road walking at the start and finish, where dogs must be on leads.

Please let us know if you will be joining us.

Monday, 29 January 2018

Wednesday Walk 31st January 2018

This week the walk is an EASY one, not WELLENFORMIG Peter.
It is on good tracks around Salinas lasting about 3 hours, with a stop off Carlos Astorga for refreshments. Meet at 10:30 at bar Mejias is Salinas. This is a dog-friendly walk with a little road walking at the start and finish, where dogs must be on leads.

Monday, 22 January 2018

This week 24th January we are doing "Sendero de las emes 'a la cruz' " from Loja.

The walk is the "Sendero de las emes 'a la cruz' " from Loja. The start is from the road near police station in Loja and is about 9k with only 4k being uphill rising 630 meters and should take about 3 hours. The track is good and is dog-friendly but there may be some sheep around at the top. You will need to bring your own refreshments as there is only a cross at the top.
Meet at the Lidl car park in Loja at 10:30 to pool cars and drive to the start of the walk.  

Monday, 8 January 2018

Join us on our first walk of 2018

This Wednesday 10th January will be our first walk of 2018.
We are doing a walk around Archidona on good undulating tracks and it should take about 2.5 hours. Meet at El Encuentro in Archidona at 11 am.
At the moment it does not forecast rain but if that changes I will cancel the walk.

Monday, 1 January 2018

Atrekinthesun's top 14 instagram photos in 2017

We share a lot of our photos from our travels and hikes on Instagram. Here are some notable photos from our adventures during 2017.

Number 14
Our adventure to Cadiz we stayed at El Puerto de Santa Maria and took the ferry across to Cadiz. There were some great things to see and some very nice sherry. When you get tired you can have a rest on this nice seat.



Read more about our adventure here.

Number 13
In February we paid a visit to the beautiful city of Cadiz

Looking back at Cadiz from the Castillo de Santa Catalina

Read more about our adventure here.

Number 12
Visited Granada in January



Read more about our adventure here.

Number 11



Hiking high above Loja in the Sierra de Loja we enjoyed the company of the giant wind turbines.
Read more about our adventure here.

Number 10


In April we came across this snake on a bike ride around Tarifa during our trip to the Costa de la Luz.
Read more about our adventure here.

Number 9


In September we went on a road trip to Portugal and visited Adraga beach.
Read more about our adventure here.

Number 8


In March we visited Sierra Nevada and had a fantastic time.
Read more about our adventure here.

Number 7


In November we visited Granada where had a very relaxed weekend.
Read more about our adventure here.

Number 6


In December we made our annual trip to Malaga to see the Christmas lights and much much more.
Read more about our adventure here.

Number 5


At the end of October, we went to Alhama de Granada, where we ascended the gorge and afterwards relaxed in the splendid Arab Baths at El Ventorro.
Read more about our adventure here.

Number 4


In May we did a cycling tour of Cabo de Gata and had a great time.
Read more about our adventure here.

Number 3


In September we did a day trip to Lisbon from our base in Sintra.
Read more about our adventure here.

Number 2


On our tour of Portugal in September we stayed at Sintra and visited one of the magnificent Palaces.
Read more about our adventure here.

Number 1

In the middle of June, we embarked on a road trip in our Motorhome which lasted almost 8 weeks. During the trip, we visited a lot of places and met up with a lot of friends and family. The highlight of the trip was my daughter's wedding where we had a fantastic time.

Great fish and chips in Silloth

Read more about our adventure here.




















Monday, 4 December 2017

Wednesday Hikes. Join us on the last 3 hikes of the year

Last 3 hikes before Christmas

6th December

Meet in Lidl car park in Loja at 11am to drive to the start near the football ground. From here we will walk across the railway line onto good tracks calling in at the mirador overlooking Rio Genil then continuing along undulating tracks to an abandoned hamlet. Then retrace our steps back to Loja. No refreshments on the route but plenty of nice places for coffee after the hike. The hike is dog-friendly apart from the start and finish, where they must be on leads. Please let us know if you will be joining us. 12 kilometres about 2.5 hours.

Good turnout by people and dogs with some great views of Rio Genil














13th December

A 3-hour undulating hike from La Saucedilla along good tracks to Hotel Rosario where we stop for refreshments then return by a different route to the starting point. Dog-friendly walk, meet at La Saucedilla at 11 am. To get to La Saucedilla take the A92M motorway and leave at junction 11 and head towards Archidona. Please let us know if you will be joining us.


20th December Christmas Dinner Hike

This year we are having our Christmas Dinner hike around Villanueva del Trabuco. Starting and finishing at Antigua Venta El Cortijuelo - Hnos. Romero meet at 11:30 am for a 2-hour hike followed by menu del dia at Romero's. The hike is short with only two hills so you should not be too tired to eat your meal.
Please let us know if you will be joining us for the hike and meal so that we can make arrangements for seating.

We had 19 people and 7 dogs on this hike.

Ready for the off





Ready for Christmas Dinner



Sunday, 19 November 2017

Wednesday walk 22nd November hike

This week we are doing a brand new walk.
Starting at Pulgarin Bajo along undulating tracks to Guaro where we can have refreshments and then retrace our steps back to Pulgarin.
The route is about 12.5 k and should take between 2.5 to 3 hours.
Meet at 10 am at bar/restaurant El Cruce in Villanueva del Trabuco to share cars and drive to the start.
Please let us know if you will be joining us so that we are not waiting at El Cruce.

Wednesday, 8 November 2017

Atrekinthesun attempts autumn ascent of Alhama de Granada Gorge

On this cold crisp autumn morning, we decided to go for the ascent of the Gorge.
We arrived at the starting point the Presa del Rio Alhama just outside Alhama de Granada in Spain at about 10 am and it was only still only 3 degrees, we parked up opposite El Ventorro which was not yet open, so no hot coffee before we started.

Presa del Rio Alhama




Finally, we got started and it was very cold as the gorge was still in the shade and there was still some frost on the ground. After a couple of minutes, we were in the gorge so we could let Scoobie off so at least she could run around and get warmed up.
We didn't see any other hikers on the route it was obviously too cold for anyone else.
We did pass a couple of old cave houses and an Ermita along the route.








Crossing the Rio Alhama

Approaching the end of the gorge we had a great view of the town of Alhama de Granada

We also saw the famous rock containing the hoof prints of the horse that had been spooked by a snake on the cliffs high above the gorge whilst carrying a knight from Malaga. Unfortunately, the horse died, but the knight survived for a few days during which time he requested that the Ermita was built to honour the occasion, or so the legend goes.
Arriving safely at the top of the gorge in the beautiful town of Alhama de Granada we rewarded our efforts with a much-needed breakfast of coffee and tostada, aceite con tomato at Bar Andaluz, by which time the sun had arrived and we had to remove some layers of clothing.
The descent back down the gorge went well and this time it was much warmer and we met up with a few more people doing the ascent.
Finally arriving back at El Ventorro unscathed, we indulged ourselves in the Arab Baths for a couple of hours, we were so lucky that we had the place to ourselves and were fully recovered afterwards for our drive back home.

The reward at the end of the hike

On the way home, we got a great view of snow on the Sierra Nevada

View of snow in the Sierra Nevada

Monday, 6 November 2017

Wednesday hike 8th November

This week we will be hiking from Fuente Camacho to Cuesta La Palma and back. It should take about 3 hours. It is on mostly good tracks with a little road walking at the start and finish and contains a couple of climbs along the route. It is dog-friendly but they will have to be on leads during the road parts. Meet at Salinas at 10 am outside bar Mejias to pool cars to drive to the start in Fuente Camacho. Refreshments are available in Cuesta La Palma.

Hiking the same route last year

Friday, 27 October 2017

Wednesday Walk 1st November

This walk is around Archidona, it combines bits of other walks that we have done. It is mostly flat or downhill. There is one uphill from the Marin valley up into Archidona, but you will be rewarded with a chance to sample the best molletes in Andalucia in Bar Arcos before returning along tracks to the cars. It is mostly on good tracks with a little road walking so is dog-friendly but they must be on leads along the road.
Meet at 9:45 am at Mercadona in Archidona to drive to the start.


Nice turnout for hike, lots of people and dogs, beautiful day for a walk



Sunday, 8 October 2017

Wednesday Walk among the windmills of Sierra de Loja 11th October

This week we are doing an old walk backwards.
Starting from Charco del Negro we will follow the track wending our way up past the wind turbines to the boardwalk and Mirador.

Don't think Charco del Negro will look like this?


Then down to a track to return to our starting point via Cueva Hora.


The walk should take 2.5 to 3 hours and dogs must be kept on leads at all times as there are sheep around. Bring your own refreshment to enjoy at the Mirador as there are no bars up here.
Meet at 9:30 at Abades services on the A92 motorway near Loja to drive up to the start along a rough track.

Great turnout for the walk and lovely weather fantastic blue sky.