Category Archives: Camino de la Lana

Ruta de la Lana, stage 12, Fuentes to Cuenca, 24 km

Distance, 24 km Elevation gain, 244 m Elevation loss, 321 m Total distance, 351.5 km Daily average, 29.3 km We knew it was going to happen! I looked at every weather forecast hoping that at least one of them would … Continue reading

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Ruta de la Lana, stage 10, Campillo de Altobuey to Monteaguado de las Salinas, 36 km

Distance, 36 km Elevation gain, 408 m Elevation loss, 371 m Total distance, 303.5 km Daily average, 30.35 km Last night, just as we settled down with our shared blanket, the darkened room suddenly lit up, followed by an almighty … Continue reading

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Ruta de la Lana, stage 9, Villarta to Campillo de Altobuey, 32 km

Distance, 32 km Elevation gain, 394 m Elevation loss, 220 m Total distance 267.5 km Daily average, 29.7 km We had to wait until 21:00 for the restaurant to open last evening. I don’t think they get many customers asking … Continue reading

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Ruta de la Lana, stage 8, Casas Ibáñez to Villarta, 28.5 km

Distance, 28.5 km Elevation gain, 146 m Elevation loss, 83 m Total distance 235.5 km Daily average, 29.4 km Unfortunately the dining room at Hotel Aro’s was not open in time for us to partake of the included breakfast. We … Continue reading

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Ruta de la Lana – weekly round-up

I’ve had a request from a friend (the sort that expects action 😉) to include a weekly summary map, showing all stages walked in that period. I’m not sure how many would be interested in this info, so please let … Continue reading

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Ruta de la Lana, stage 7, Alatoz to Casas Ibáñez, 32.5 km

Distance, 32.5 km Elevation gain, 298 m Elevation loss, 452 m Total distance 203 km Daily average, 29 km I am writing this in the absolute lap of luxury. But more of that later. The albergue last night had extremely … Continue reading

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Ruta de la Lana, stage 6, Alpera to Alatoz, 27 km

Distance, 27 km Elevation gain, 263 m Elevation loss, 245 m Total distance 170.5 km Daily average, 28.4 km Can I say a big thank you to all who are joining me on this adventure via my blog. And thanks … Continue reading

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Ruta de la Lana, stage 5, Almansa to Alpera , 26km

Distance, 26 km Elevation gain, 323 m Elevation loss,163 m Total distance 143.5 km Daily average, 28.7 km No wind, no rain…🎼 Well, there was a fresh breeze, but none of the high winds and blow-you-off-your-feet gusts that we have … Continue reading

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Ruta de la Lana, stage 4, Caudete to Almansa, 28.5 km

Distance, 28.5 km Elevation gain, 262 m Elevation loss,172 m Total distance 117.5 km Daily average, 29 km We leave at 07:00 in the dark and are instantly bombarded with a vicious bitter wind. Normally the weather doesn’t present it’s … Continue reading

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Ruta de la Lana, stage 3, Sax to Caudete , 32 km

Distance 33km (which included wandering about town) Elevation gain, 169 m Elevation loss, 45 m Total distance, 89.1 km Daily average 29.8 km We wanted to leave this morning too early to partake of the breakfast included in the cost … Continue reading

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Ruta de la Lana, stage 2, Novelda to Sax, 26.5 km

Distance, 26.6 km Elevation gain, 337 m Elevation loss, 100 m We leave Novelda at 07:30. It doesn’t take long to get out of the town and we are immediately on a riverside track. Not quite as idyllic as it … Continue reading

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Here we go again…

Camino number seven is about to commence. I’ve spent the last couple of days enjoying the company of friends, both walking and socialising, and yesterday I finalised my camino packing and we set off for Málaga.  Before my 01:30 bus … Continue reading

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Days of rain and mellow fruitfulness

Where I live in southern Spain, autumn is not heralded by the changing colours of leaves on the trees – almost all trees hereabouts are evergreen – pines, olives, avocados and citrus.  Only the almonds lose their leaves in a … Continue reading

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