Europe...west of the Alps travel blog

a 3 km walk ....

.... in the 'Enchanted City'....

..... took us through ....

..... amazing rock formations ....

...... ravines ....

..... huge mushrooms ....

..... and was truly spectacular

Autumn had arrived ....

..... in gorgeous colour

Albarracin provided ....

..... many steep walks ....

..... and a nice spot for drinkies ....

..... although some people did have to clean up

Teruel's central square was pretty at night


We left Cuenca in a near perfect Autumn day and headed for the 'Enchanted City', an amazing array of rock formations in the nearby National Park. A three kilometre walk through the natural formations was fun and we were fortunate to have had the weather for it.

The continuing drive took us through a really interesting ancient town amongst the hills where nibbles and vino were the order of the day. Albarracin was almost all terracotta in colour and sat on a hillside overlooking a fast flowing stream. Although a little fresh we found a nice sunny spot in the small town square to enjoy our refreshments. Life can be tough on the road.

We overnighted in Teruel which was highlighted by an evening stroll across a well lit footbridge spanning a deep ravine and ending in the old town centre. Sustenance was needed so we found a small bar-cafe and topped-up.

Temperatures were down to 4C when we left Teruel and by mid morning we were ready for coffees in the very small village of Almenar. Apart from coffee its only claim to fame was a well preserved castle which sadly was all locked up. We headed on.

Next stop was Soria, a much larger town in the Castile region where shopping was the feature of the afternoon.

By late afternoon we were ready for our overnighter in Alfaro where our hotel filled the bill.

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