I’m off on a mountain bike trip around the Cabo de Gata, a Natural Park in Spain’s Almeria province. The park is unique within Europe, being comprised of an arid, volcanic landscape, sea-cliffs, volcanic sierra’s and a coastal plain of extensive dunes, stony plateau, small lagoons and salt-pans.
Sometimes things do get decidedly rough. Fortunately this didn’t block our path, but was a little comedic nonetheless. Once past this the track really did
Pouring over the maps last night, it appeared that the track between Los Escallos (where we are camped) and San Jose would be fairly straightforward.
Pictured is the cove that we came down to once we reached the coast. We paused here, perched on a rock to eat the remainder
The view inland from the top of the rim (notice all the plastic greenhouses in the valley). It was quite a climb, having to pick
I don’t think that’s going to work as a getaway car.
Starting the walk along a dry river bed that takes us into to caldera. I’m expecting Clint Eastwood to appear any minute.
Here is today’s quest, the volcano of Rellana de Majada Redonda. Expecting about 10 miles and 450 metres of climb. Just need to figure out
After several hours driving on the autovia, we are now in the most south-easterly corner of Spain, on a campsite amidst the nature park of
If you want to know where your tomatoes come from, this is probably it. We are now in the Cabo de Gata park, but on