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This week I had the good fortune to join some friends at the International Club for a hike through El Torcal National Park.  What was originally described as a walk through Torcal, turned out to be a difficult and somewhat treacherous hike for some.  After all the rain that we have had, the track was quite muddy and slippery in parts, but it did not deter us, we crept onward.

El Torcal is a small mountain range lying between Malaga and Antequera, the highest point of which is 1336m.  There are 3 walking routes, the 1.5km Green which is the easiest and should take about 30 minutes, the 2.5km Yellow which travels along the green route for a good portion of the walk before veering off on its own, and finally the 4.5km Red route which takes about 3 hours.  None of these walks is really suited for anyone with any kind of mobility issues  as it is quite rocky and steps up or down can be a quite steep.  Leave the weakest behind, and save yourself.

It’s a lovely day trip from Salobreña, with a follow-up trip to Antequera or the Wolf Park.

Photos from El Torcal

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I don’t think I have mentioned the Lecrin Valley, which is about a 25 minute drive up the highway heading towards Granada. It is a lovely area with about 17 small villages dotting the mountainsides. One fine person by the name of Ann has sent me 4 great photos to give you an idea of what you are missing. If you are planning a trip to the area, this shows why having a car rental is so important. There are just so many beautiful sites to see. Thank You Ann for these great photos! Ann if you send your last name along I can give you your due credit for the photos.

Now doesn’t this make you want to come on over? Good news for any of you Americans out there, a little bird tells me, that the dollar is going to steadily increase in value, overpowering the euro and making travel to Europe very affordable. Start planning!!!

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