Troy and Sue's Camino travel blog

Medieval aljibe - used for water storage and distribution

Our walking path - you can just make out people on the...

Roman bridge - our lowest point, all up from here.

Lunch stop

Ancient mill

A beautiful sunny day today - t-shirt and shorts day. Max elevation - 1200m, Min elevation 840m. Total distance 15km.

Today we were transported about 15 minutes away to the start of our walk. Our walk took us through the Rio Trevelez Valley and along Roman paths of the La Taha area. We saw many Cyprus and pine trees, processional caterpillars and their nests in the trees. A few odd looking mushrooms and some acacia in full bloom.

The walk was relatively flat at first and we had a rest stop next to a medieval aljibe or water storage vessel. Then we descended on zigzaging stone paths. The views were of Moorish villages, farmland and forest within the deep gorge.

Our lowest point brought us to a Roman bridge and flowing river.

Then we walked upwards and into the village of Mecina Fondales where we enjoyed a lunch of local dishes in a bar - cheese, olives, chorizo, black pudding, pork in pepper and almond sauce, a variety of fish, salad and potatoes and an egg tart. Washed down with some beer and local wine.

The afternoon was spent climbing out of the valley. We saw a waterfall and an ancient mill which later became a hydroelectric station. Many terraced areas some of which are still being farmed.

A tough but rewarding afternoon.

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