About an hour and half’s drive from El Chorro is the Vía Verde de la Sierra. Just outside of Olvera, this is 38 kilometres of cycle/walking/horseriding track through a stunning and mountainous landscape. Read More
My parents were staying in Alora with me for a fortnight’s holiday and, having spent a week or so in and around El Chorro, we decided to go for a change of scene and drive down to the coast. Some friends of ours had kindly left little notes on the map in the car we were borrowing which gave descriptions of the places they had visited. There was a note next to Cabopino Beach which simply said “Lovely sandy beach”. Read More
Great fun using a four-wheel drive buggy to explore the mountains around El Chorro...
This is a lovely place of historical interest. Once you get to it, there are signs and plaques giving information about the tombs and their history, so there has clearly been some investment in getting visitors out here. However, there is no advertising or signage telling you about it. Only locals will have heard of it and you have to know where it is in order to find it. Read More
It was a beautiful day when Dad, Jack (four-legged friend) and I went to explore Bobastro.
As with most of El Chorro, the views from up here are incredible – the mixture of grey rock, blue sky and surrounding greenery providing a lovely backdrop for a slow meander around the ruins.
Intrepid explorer I am not.
Twice I set out with my dad to find and climb the “Arabic Staircase” (La Escalera Arabe). And twice we returned with our tails between our legs.
The first time was because we were mapless, clueless and didn’t know where we were going. The second time, having found the right place, was because we saw what was ahead of us on the track and chickened out.