Hotel Galaroza Sierra
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... salad of mixed lettuce, local goat cheese, ground local hazelnuts, and a sherry vinaigrette dressing followed by something called Capricho de Sarrano, a dish which turned out to be medium-cooked medallions of local Iberico pork wrapped in local Jamon de Iberico with a touch of sauce made with local goat cheese. It tasted incredible, but they say you are what you eat and all this pork is turning me into a little piggy. Once ...
... 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.
Yet another day in the Sierra dawns gray and rainy, this time as forecast. This was officially the tour's free day, the one without otherwise planned hikes or activities. Of the several options we were offered, which also included self-guided rainy day hikes, a trip to Seville on the public bus, and sitting around at the posada, nearly all in our group of 10 gravitated towards a day trip to Las Minas de Rio Tinto.
Much of Andalusia’s ...
Tuesday dawned clearer and warmer, good news for the long
hike planned for the day mostly along the ridge tops of the highest peaks in
the Sierra. I should point out that this was somewhat less dramatic than it
might sound. The peaks in the area are only about 900 meters (3,000 feet) and
the walk along the ridge was through woods and farms with only occasional good
vistas across the mountains. The last part of the hike ...
... 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