Puerta De Gredos
Travel Blogs from El Barco de Avila
The alarm went I contemplated leaping out of bed, thought better of it and went for the snooze option instead. 5 mins later I rose did my stuff and collected my belongings. Gordon had already been to the car with his luggage and lost his hat on route. I loaded the the bags onto the car and did the early morning bungie puzzle to secure everything and then joined my driver for breakfast. The coffee had just run out so things were off to a bad start. 5 ...
... nice hot shower in luxurious bathroom ,wandered down to garden terrace with it's views and fabulous rose gardens and were presented with bottle of local wine and nibbles. Watched the sun go down, at 9 o'clock moved inside (getting a bit chilly) and were served a sumptuous dinner. Only one other couple staying so we were treated like royalty. What a change from Grazalema! Don't get me wrong we loved the village of Grazalema but this is a welcome change.
Time to head for a walk in the mountains.
Start: Nogal del Barranco 1260 metres
Finish: Refugio Victory 1970 metres
A tough walk in hot weather along steep narrow paths. Once
at the Refuge we could go no further as we were in to the snow line (not that I
had the energy or inclination to go any higher). The refuge is mainly to provide
accommodation to climbers as there are ...
... of an eye and we both felt like we were riding Moto GP bikes as we took each corner at impossible angles. Our early start was rewarded as we rolled into Camping Roma at 4pm and jumped straight into the pool. We are in a new province of Spain and it really feels like a new chapter as we anticipate the next few days headed towards Seville. Remember this isn't a holiday! Every day is extremely hard work, so please donate at ...
... waved through, at the second we were stopped and the Police checked my driving licence all he seemed interested in were the vehicle groups on the back of the licence. We stopped for lunch at an unprepossessing bar restaurant at one of the service areas near Burgos, which seemed to have been left over when the new roads were constructed. The kids ordered hamburgers which ...
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- Swimming pool
- Fitness/Health center
- Free parking