Arboli to Tarragona


After camping just outside Arboli, I got an early start to tackle the long day out of the mountains and into Reus. The trail was very rocky to start off with, but it was good trail with good waymarking. It leved off before eventually dropping into a sharp canyon, which was very beautiful. There were … Continue reading Arboli to Tarragona

Rasquera to Arboli


After a nice Airbnb stay in Rasquera, I wanted to go on through Tivissa and camp somewhere. The first half of the day was a bit underwhelming, following farm roads through the valley, but things started to improve once the road reached the top of the hills on the other side of the valley. There … Continue reading Rasquera to Arboli

Morella to Rasquera


Had a lovely rest day in Morella, visiting the main sites of the Basilica de Santa Maria Major, the city wall, Convento de Sant Francesc, and the castle. It had been a long time since seeing any tourists that were not from Spain. There were not a lot of tourists, but a few small groups … Continue reading Morella to Rasquera

Video Summary #2


It has been a while since the last video summary, which covered the trip from Tarifa to Baza. This video includes highlights from Baza to Morella, and again showcases my favorite photos and some short clips. Thank you to all of my followers for your continued support! I hope you enjoy this video. A few … Continue reading Video Summary #2

Montanejos to Morella


I got a late start leaving Montanejos, as I wanted to see the Mijares Banos. It is a short section of river near town where the water is crystal blue thanks to the areas thermals. I waded around for a bit, and it felt great on my feet. There was also a beautiful fountain, which … Continue reading Montanejos to Morella

Chelva to Montanejos


Leaving Chelva, I stopped at the pharmacy to get another roll of tape for my feet, which were still feeling awful. I sat on a park bench and taped my feet before heading off. The dirt roads cut through olive and almond orchards before entering the hills. The GR7 then had a short trail stint … Continue reading Chelva to Montanejos

Cortes de Pallas to Chelva


After a rest day in Cortes de Pallas, my feet were not great and I was still tired, but thought I would push on. My goal was to get within 10km of El Rebollar, which would put me on pace to reach Chera the following day. The day started with a bunch of road walking … Continue reading Cortes de Pallas to Chelva

Bocairent to Cortes de Pallas


The start of the trek from Bocairent to Vallada was a gradual climb on a paved road, but there was no traffic. The road kept rising until it reached the top of the rocky, shrub covered hills before changing to dirt. After a short stint on dirt roads, the descent into the neighboring valley was … Continue reading Bocairent to Cortes de Pallas

El Pinos to Bocairent


Unlike the previous few days into El Pinos, the day from El Pinos to Elda-Petrer had a small village in between (Casas del Senor), which helped to break up the monotony of the farm roads. While there was some nice scenery during the day’s walk, the majority of the time was spent on paved minor … Continue reading El Pinos to Bocairent

Switch from Flickr to Google Photos


I have made the decision to switch my photo storage from Flickr to Google Photos. I apologise if this is an inconvenience for anyone. I have made this decision for the following reasons: – Followers have reported issues when using the Flickr app. While the desktop version of Flickr seems to work well, I want … Continue reading Switch from Flickr to Google Photos

Calasparra to El Pinos


After visiting the Santuario Virgen de la Esperanza in Calasparra on my rest day, I had a long haul to Cieza the next day. The path followed the base of the front range leaving Calasparra, which was largely barren due to a recent fire. After exiting the burned section, it was nice to see pine … Continue reading Calasparra to El Pinos

Puebla de Don Fadrique to Calasparra


Puebla de Don Fadrique is on a major road. Like most towns of this type, the town seems to have expanded around the road, so most of the stores, services and places to stay are not in the old part of town. After staying in a pension near the main road, I headed off towards … Continue reading Puebla de Don Fadrique to Calasparra

Baza to Puebla de Don Fadrique


The first 10km out of Baza was unremarkable, with mostly industrial area or farms. There was a 1.5km piece where the trail was hardly noticeable, and I had to wade through lots of shrubbery to get past. The town of Zujar was mainly a service town for the farmers, so not much to see other … Continue reading Baza to Puebla de Don Fadrique

Laroles to Baza


Leaving Laroles, the GR7 runs straight North through a pass in the Sierra Nevada National Park. Immediately upon leaving Laroles, there is a steep climb up the embankment to the small town of Bayarcal. After a bit of road walking, the path turned into a single track trail. This trail, leading all the way to … Continue reading Laroles to Baza

Canar through Laroles


From Canar to Busquistar, it was raining in the morning, but stopped just before I got underway. Much of the trail was single track, and the section going into Pampaneira was somewhat overgrown with grass and thistle. In a few places it was difficult to tell where the trail went. Since it had been raining … Continue reading Canar through Laroles

Arenas del Rey to Canar


After a nice Airbnb night in Arenas del Rey, I was anxious to get started. However, the walking out of Arenas del Rey was frustrating. It just kept climbing, even when you thought that you had reached the highest point. I felt myself hoping for a section of flat track just to break up the … Continue reading Arenas del Rey to Canar

Antequera to Arenas del Rey


Out of Antequera, the wind was awful for the first 10k. There were times when the gusts may have knocked me over if it were not for my walking poles. Waymarking was non-existent until about 16k into the southern variant. The trail extending from the end of the first side road is no longer there, … Continue reading Antequera to Arenas del Rey

Serrato to Antequera


Serrato was very much a sleepy farming town, compounded by the Easter holiday period. Everything was closed except for one pub that was mainly open because the soccer game was on, which draws a few beer bucks. I ended up camping next to the road just outside of town. The next day was a steady … Continue reading Serrato to Antequera