Pena Bon & Pica
Wednesday, 5th June 2013
||Mainly sunny with some cloud
|We travelled by private coach from the hotel to
Trevélez. A zig zag path took us quickly up the
hillside with the trees providing some very welcome
shade. Some careful navigation took us through a
rocky gully onto open moorland where we passed a
small herd of cows. After traversing the moorland we
skirted above a small wooded area to reach a rocky
outcrop where we stopped for lunch whilst enjoying
the view of Mulhacen. A short, easy walk took us to
a small path that gradually descended through trees
and onto a wide track. Following this we eventually
reached our outward path which we followed into
Trevélez - where we found that the other group where
already making good use of a local cafe.
The village of Trevélez is famous throughout Spain
for its superb mountain hams, or jamón serrano. At over 4,840 feet above sea level,
it is the
highest village in Europe and overhangs a
fast-flowing river and plunging mountain valley.
Scroll down to see photos of the walk
Trevélez from our initial ascent
From higher up . . .
the High Sierras can be seen
Across the valley is the ridge we were on the previous day
Jane checks the route . . .
and the trees provide some shade
More views of the High Sierras
Quite a surprise . . .
to find this small herd
A rocky outcrop is the ideal spot for lunch
The sphinx (with a little imagination!)
Looking back to our lunch spot
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