El Penon – A Rock and a Hard Place

That's a LONG way up

That’s a LONG way up

Date of Stay June 13:  It really is very hard to capture height, depth and sheer size of some of the views on this trip.  The campsite which is near El Penon (literally – The Rock) sits at the very top of a very steep road with stunning views across the countryside.  There is a swimming pool, a bar (closed in June? and various facilities.  The site has a large number of caravans  which are clearly parked there for the summer and visited regularly by the owners and there are also numerous school trips occupying the cabins so out of season works best here for sure.

Worth a visit but to really enjoy it you would need more than the one night we had as there are walks and cycle rides in abundance plus if you are a ‘twitcher’ then some amazing vultures/eagles to marvel at as they soar way above you from their nests in the rocks above.

The next post will be the summary of the tour, a few extra photos and a roundup of how the whole trip worked out.
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2 Responses to El Penon – A Rock and a Hard Place

  1. T.B. July 8, 2013 at 12:19 pm #

    Thank you for leaving these informative posts Chris, I’m noting every venue for our winter visit to the area. Keep it up lad!

    • ceejayt July 8, 2013 at 1:08 pm #

      No problem 🙂
      Last post on Wednesday summarising the trip and showing a map of the area and places covered. My biggest tip for you when you decide to visit is this:
      If you look like you are about to enter a small Andalusian village with the motorhome, then don’t! The streets can get ridiculously narrow, they park any old place and the hills can be such that you won’t want to try a hill start or reverse without burning out your clutch. These villages generally have a road around or alongside them, park up and take a walk in is sometimes the best option.
      The only other thing I can guarantee is – you will have a great time 🙂

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