Southern Spain

November 2019

For two weeks cycling in Southern Spain I flew with easyJet from Bristol, out to Murcia and back from Málaga. I rode about 520 km in 9 days, into an almost constant headwind.

On the third day I was driven back from trying to reach Nerpio by gale force winds. As snow was forecast I re-planned my route to bypass the Sierras de Cazorla Natural Park and took a bus and a train south to Lorca.

On the tenth day torrential rain leaked in to my mobile phone, which I was using for navigation and booking accommodation. This, and inconvenient return flights, determined that I finished the cycling in Alcalá la Real and took buses to Málaga.

I stayed at Jardines de La Santa, Aledo; Hospedería Nuestra Señora del Carmen, Caravaca de la Cruz (2 nights); Jardines De Lorca, Lorca; Hotel Velad Al Abyadh, Vélez-Blanco; Hotel El Maño, Huéscar; Hostal Rural Restaurante Grela, Pozo Alcón; Hotel Ciudad de Jódar, Jódar; Hotel Xauen, Jaén; Hospederia Zacatin, Alcalá la Real and Feel Hostel Soho, Málaga (2 nights).

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12 Nov 19
Santuario de Santa Eulalia de Merida, nr Totana
12 Nov 19
Corazón de Jesús from Jardines de La Santa Hotel
13 Nov 19
Ermita de Santa Leocadia by the MU-503 nr Aledo
13 Nov 19
Approaching Zarzadilla de Totana by the MU-503
13 Nov 19
Approaching Zarzadilla de Totana by the MU-503
13 Nov 19
Cafe Bar Los Nenes, Zarzadilla de Totana
13 Nov 19
Doña Inés
13 Nov 19
El Peutecio
13 Nov 19
La Hoyaleja
13 Nov 19
As de Copas
13 Nov 19
Cehegín
13 Nov 19
Santa María Magdalena, Cehegín
14 Nov 19
Hospedería Nuestra Señora del Carmen, Caravaca de la Cruz
14 Nov 19
Breakfast at Hospedería Nuestra Señora del Carmen, Caravaca de la Cruz
14 Nov 19
Bar El Chita, Archivel
14 Nov 19
Loma de Emmedio on the MU-702
14 Nov 19
Evening in Caravaca de la Cruz
14 Nov 19
Cafe-Bar Parada, Caravaca de la Cruz
15 Nov 19
Bus Station, Caravaca de la Cruz
15 Nov 19
The Fortress of the Sun, Lorca
16 Nov 19
Sierra Espuña national park from Huerta del Nublo
16 Nov 19
Serrano E-Bike and Bar Aurora, La Parroquia
16 Nov 19
La Parroquia
16 Nov 19
La Parroquia
16 Nov 19
Castillo de Xiquena
16 Nov 19
Castillo de Xiquena
16 Nov 19
Vélez-Blanco
16 Nov 19
Bar Sociedad, Vélez-Blanco
16 Nov 19
TV news at Bar Sociedad, Vélez-Blanco
17 Nov 19
Hotel Velad Al Abyadh, Vélez-Blanco
17 Nov 19
View from Hotel Velad Al Abyadh, Vélez-Blanco
17 Nov 19
Vélez-Blanco
17 Nov 19
Castillo de Vélez-Blanco
17 Nov 19
La Alfahuara
17 Nov 19
Pozo de la Rueda
17 Nov 19
Cave houses, Orce
18 Nov 19
Huéscar
18 Nov 19
Huéscar
18 Nov 19
Fátima
18 Nov 19
Cerro Jabalcón, 1494 m
18 Nov 19
Castril
18 Nov 19
Embalse de Portillo
18 Nov 19
Embalse de Portillo
18 Nov 19
Embalse de la Bolera
19 Nov 19
Ceal
19 Nov 19
Huesa
19 Nov 19
Huesa
19 Nov 19
Pelavacas
19 Nov 19
Road to Collejares
19 Nov 19
Úbeda
19 Nov 19
El Guijo
19 Nov 19
El Guijo
20 Nov 19
Albanchez de Mágina
20 Nov 19
Mancha Real
20 Nov 19
Jaén City Hall
21 Nov 19
Los Villares
21 Nov 19
Los Villares
21 Nov 19
Los Villares
22 Nov 19
Hospederia Zacatin, Alcalá la Real
23 Nov 19
Antigua Casa Guardia, Málaga
23 Nov 19
Octopus superyacht for sale, €295M, Málaga
23 Nov 19
Tour group, Málaga
23 Nov 19
El Carpintero tapas bar, Málaga
23 Nov 19
Jaleo Flamenco, Museo Interactivo de la Música, Málaga
23 Nov 19
Málaga Cathedral
23 Nov 19
Málaga Cathedral
23 Nov 19
Málaga Cathedral
23 Nov 19
Málaga Cathedral
23 Nov 19
Málaga from the roof of the Cathedral
23 Nov 19
Málaga Cathedral north tower
23 Nov 19
Palacio Episcopal, Málaga
23 Nov 19
Plaza del Obispo, Málaga
23 Nov 19
Octopus, Port of Málaga