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Villarrodrigo to El Cuartico

Villarrodrigo to El Cuartico

I make my morning escape from the native Spanish wild πŸŒΌ field. Well, as far as the nearest shelter (50 metres!) to pack away my damp gear! Not quite sure what the shelter is used for. Perhaps some kind of BBQ area out of the weather! Looks very clean and no graffiti. I’m certainly not in England then! I pass through Villarrodrigo and come across a petrol station β›½ with a power-hand-wash. The bike goes in a for some TLC! Subsequent stop,…

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El Cuartico to Barcelona via Albacete

El Cuartico to Barcelona via Albacete

Leaving my final stealth/wild camping πŸ•οΈ spot in Spain, heading along the flat trail towards Albacete. My first stop was a McDonalds breakfast πŸ” Why? Cus even that conveys more flavour than my ordinary porridge! A McMuffin breakfast it is then! Next find a cheap B & B or motel for a few nights. The Hostal-Taperia la Fonda 🏩 offered a twin room, ensuite for 30 euro. I’ll take it. Price was good and it had the biggest shower head…

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Cazorla to Villarrodrigo

Cazorla to Villarrodrigo

The climb out of Cazorla was a good three hours with bulging panniers. This was the sole way into the Natural Park Sierras de Cazorla from Cazorla. As ever, though, a lovely downhill to follow and some seriously nice wild πŸ•οΈ camping to be had. As it’s a National Park I need to be even more stealthy than normal. If that’s possible! Hence, I went for height on my first pitch. The ideal spots are inevitably the hardest to get…

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Torredonjimento to Cazorla

Torredonjimento to Cazorla

I’ve now left the Vias Verdes (green-ways) and into the metropolis 🏒 of Jaen. Anything larger than a village is a metropolis to me! I enter the metropolis and leave the metropolis ASAP. Obviously after a un cafΓ©! The nights wild πŸ•οΈ camping took some finding as everywhere was hilly πŸ—» Then, when there were no hills, there were high fences … with barking dogs πŸ• I ultimately secured a spot on a hill-side near Pegalajar. It took some effort to get…

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La Guijarrosa to Torredonjimento

La Guijarrosa to Torredonjimento

After my hearty πŸ’— meal last night, I set off with renewed vigor. Well, I do every day on my bicycle!  Heading towards the town of Puente Genil. This provides a chance to refresh my stores. I’m dragging out the day as I wish not to hit the green-way until I’ve obtained a adequate supply of water. Then, I can set camp for the night as I’ve no guarantee where I’ll encounter water on the trail next. I call into the…

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Ronda to La Guijarrosa

Ronda to La Guijarrosa

On leaving Ronda, I promptly get as far as the McDonalds πŸ” for the customary McBreakie! Second breakfast, though. It’s far tastier than the ordinary porridge I generally have. Absolutely, the porridge will be better for me! I pass through Setenil. Houses built into the rock face. Cool! Literally! I struggle once again to find a wild camping spot. Ultimately pushed up a near vertical hill on an olive πŸ₯— plantation. It was the only place that possessed any kind of access. I could hear plantation workers in the distance. I headed in the opposing direction. Finding a secluded gully of kind. I checked my perimeter and couldn’t see how anyone could see me πŸ‘€, with no discernible paths nearby. It would be dark in two hours. As the…

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