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... which starts a rather long stretch of the type of independent travel and touring I most often do in Europe.
On the whole I found the walking-oriented week tour in Sierra Aracena with Explore to be a very pleasant one. On the positive side the location was a fairly remote and untouristed one for Europe, one with a reasonably traditional culture and industries, with a good network of walking trails, good local food, ...
... and away to the quite large and
somewhat industrial hilltop village of Jabugo. The name Jabugo makes Spaniards’
mouths water because it is a D.O.C. (Dominion Origen Controlee), a specific
area only from which a particular product which meats specific standards and
production processes can be produced, essentially a mark of quality. In this case
it is Spanish cured hams, and the town is full of industrial sized curing sheds
for the hams.
and Sascha transported us in their cars to Aracena, the largest town in the
Sierra. We made an unscheduled stop in town on our first night to observe the
Saturday Semana Santa procession, but this was for our planned sightseeing. The
town is a quite typical Andalusian one of 7,000 people with several significant
squares and large churches and a hilltop castle with adjacent church built in
the thirteenth century ...
... br> though it’s early April, Spain’s position in the same time zone as most of
continental Europe results in it getting light very late and dark very late
during daylight savings time. A 9:30 departure represents a fairly early start
to the day.
Well, by the time we started walking the thunder and
lightning had ended but rain was still coming down steadily. The plan for the
day’s hike was to start at a ...
The first day’s hike was naturally going to be a preparatory
one for the longer ones, a relatively easy loop hike of 13 kilometers (8 miles)
up over a ridge and down into the town of Alajar and back. The morning started
about a little misty but the skies cleared up nicely later in the morning for a
nice day overall.
As it turns out, the chestnuts Castna del Robledo is named
for are not in fact native to ...