Troy and Sue's Camino travel blog

Wet tracks

Highest point of the walk

Gourmet del jamón Dani

Ham tasting


Today's walk started and finished in Trevelez. At 1550m it is Spain's highest village. The day was cooler, temp was mid teens and cloudy at times. The walk was about 15km and took us to a maximum of 1935m.

We walked up the Trevelez Valley into cowboy Territory. Early on we were passed by a couple of horse men on their way out to check their cows.

The paths today were rocky and with the snow melt, were sometimes more like streams. This meant quite a bit of rock hopping and mud squelching. It certainly tested the waterproof-ness of our boots𯑍. Every time I looked up, it was like we were in a totally different place as the landscape changed dramatically around every bend.

The walk back to Trevelez followed the river and we saw some goats and cattle on small holdings (cortijos).

Trevelez is renowned for its Jamón Serrano (dried ham) so we were treated to a tasting at Gourmet del Jamón Dani (Dani's gourmet ham shop). We tasted a variety of dried hams, black pudding, chorizo, cheese and local wine.

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