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... and a pleasant family inn to stay in for the week. Compared to some of the treks I’ve done, though, I found the terrain and scenery for the hikes to be a bit tame and rather similar from day to day, but I knew those would both be the case when I booked the trip. I guess I was up for a somewhat easy active holiday after doing some more significant challenges last year with my Langtang Valley and Annapurna Circuit treks in ...
... 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 ...
... named Navahermosa and along a stream
through a ravine to another village named Valdelarco then up over a ridge and
through the forest descending into one of the larger towns in the region named
Galaroza. After lunch in Galaroza we’d do the gradual hike up through the
forest back to our lodge in Castano del Robledo. While pleasant scenery of
woods and small farms between the villages throughout the day, I have to admit that
... leading to better views of the valleys.
On our descent we stopped at the Pena de Arias Montano, a
shrine on a rock cliff which towers above the village of Alajar. The site is
important as a pilgrimage site and as the birthplace and retreat of Arias
Montano, the humanist confessor to King Philip II.
Alajar is another attractive town in the area, still quite
busy with tourists from the cities as Semana Santa comes to ...