Alarcón: hidden jewel of La Mancha

Alarcón, deep in the historic region of La Mancha most famous for windmills; Don Quijote de La Mancha; saffron and Manchego Cheese, is a picturesque village perched on top of a rock promontory surrounded by the meandering River Júcar and its valley. As it is surrounded by a river-cut valley, the only way in is also…

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…