Travelling from the Pyrenees to Andalucia

We wanted to avoid the hordes of tourists invading the Spanish coast during the summer months; therefore, we opted for a slightly unusual itinerary, leaving out all the main tourist attractions.

Spain

Itinerary

Pedraforca – Caspe
Caspe – Natural Park de la Serranía de Cuenca
Serranía de Cuenca – Ciudad Encantada
Ciudad Encantada – Natural Park Sierras de Cazorla
Natural Park Sierras de Cazorla  – Tabernas Desert
Tabernas Desert  – Cabo de Gata
Cabo de Gata – Viñuela
Viñuela – Malaga

Overnights

Pedraforca: Camping Repòs del Pedraforca, 26€ for two people,  exclusive use of sauna + jacuzzi + gym for 1 hour: 5€ pp from 5 pm to 10 pm (3,50€ pp from 10 am to 2 pm)
https://www.campingpedraforca.com/en/

Caspe: Camping Lake Caspe, 19€ for two people
https://www.campinglakecaspe.com/

Serranía de Cuenca: wild camping in the park.

La Ciudad Encantada: overnight in the parking area.

Sierras de Cazorla: Camping El Roblado, 11,90€ for two people
http://www.campingelrobledo.es/

Tabernas:  wild camping near Velefique Bacares

Cabo de Gatas:  Camping La Caleta, 26,80€ for two people
http://www.campinglacaleta.com

Cabo de Gatas:  wild camping (near the lighthouse and on the beach of Los Escullos)

Viñuela: Camping La Viñuela, 16€ for two people
https://campinglavinuela.es/

Malaga: Ibis Malaga Centro, 65€ for two people
https://www.accorhotels.com/it/hotel-5585-ibis-malaga-centro-ciudad/index.shtml

 

Serranía de Cuenca:

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La Ciudad Encantada

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Sierras de Cazorla:

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Tabernas Desert:

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Cabo de Gata:

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Here are a few tips on how to modify our itinerary depending on your personal preferences.

Do you like cycling?  Then you should travel the shore of Caspe Lake (the Sea of Aragon) on the GR-99, into the mountains of Lower Aragon, pedal through Lower Aragon, cycle through the local roads – a biker’s paradise!

Interested in more sightseeing?   Then you should visit Zaragoza, Cuenca and Teruel.

  • Zaragoza, the capital of Aragon, has a gorgeous multi-domed basilica and I loved the fact that it is walkable and full of bars and restaurants.  Definetely worth a visit.
  • Albarracín, a small town with medieval walls, known for its archaological sites and Moorish influenced architecture.
  • Cuenca, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is famous for its “casas colgadas”, literally hanging houses.  This medieval town dating from the 700s deserves at least a full day in order to be appreciated.
  • Teruel is one of the least touristic province capitals in Spain.  It is regarded as the “town of mudejar” (Moorish-influenced architecture), due to several buildings designed in this style (the cathedral tower, along with those of San Salvador, San Martín and San Pedro) which are a World Heritage Site.

Do you like hiking?  Then you should spend more time in the Sierras de Cazorla.

Travelling with kids?  They will love the Wild West theme parks in the Tabernas Desert.

Date of trip:  September 2017

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