Hiking in Las Chorreras: Nature’s own Water Park

Las Chorreras is a section of the Río Cabriel (Cabriel River) where the water has sculpted the rock into a series of different pools connected by various waterfalls and rapids: it’s truly nature’s own water park. The water itself is freezing, even in the height of summer, but it would be a sin to not…

Hiking in the Valleys of Alarcón: PR-CU-71

Hiking trails in Spain are classified as GR (Gran Recorrido: Long Distance), PR (Pequeño Recorrido: Short Distance), SL (Sendero Local: Local Trail) followed by the code for the region (such as CU for Cuenca or CV for Valencia) and its classifying number. The hiking trail that I bring to you today is PR-CU-71 Sendero de…

Alarcón: hidden jewel of La Mancha

Alarcón is very dear to my heart because when I was younger I spent all my summers in this area as my mother is from a neighbouring village. We would come to Alarcón often to cool off in the refreshing (well, more like bloody freezing) Júcar River and then go up to the castle where…