After Cordoba we took a break of countryside visits. Montilla is the centre of the local version of Sherry fortified with a slight spritz interesting and an acquired taste. Onward and we discovered one of the true joys of Spain ‘Via Verdes‘ near Cabra these are disused railway lines converted to cycle paths, the one that runs through Cabra goes all the way to Jaen. We really loved it here and would recommend it to anyone who likes a cycle without killing yourself!
Again onward over the mountains to Antequera a very pretty town recommend to us by Merv and yes he was right lovely. running out of words for this country. Finally on to Malaga and the Picasso museum, prolific fascinating well worth a visit.
Flamenco live in a small village
Our Bed for the night in Montilla
Practicing for Samana Santa in Montilla
Some more practice for Samana Santa in Montilla
Montilla miles and miles of olive trees. there are over 400,000 hectares of olive groves in this one province. Spain produces over 40% of the worlds olive oil.
Montilla a fountain a park, the Spanish are very good with water.
Cabra Village David on the wall.
In some places order a drink and you will get a masterpiece of a tapa. Remember tapas are gift of the house, not a right.
All that kid goat is gone, did share a little with Karen
Cabra Via Verde and a train that used to run on the line.
Cabra Via Verde yet again.
Cabra Via Verde again Karen on Roddy before he got stolen.
Cabra Via Verde again with Zuheros in the distance.
Cabra on the Via Verde discovered Zuheros and had Cabrita stunning dish of roast kid goat. lovel
Karen enjoying the picnic Cabra
NiKi's home in Cabra a free Aire, lovely spot.
Cabra Via Verde again, we were so taken with this place,
Again on the Via Verde stooped here for a picnic awesome. Cabra
Also on the Via Verde, In perfect condition an old VW Beatle and a Renault 4.
The Via Verde near Cabra we were able to cycle over 60k in a day on these wonderful paths. If you like cycling hunt them down there is over 2500km's of them in Spain,
Cabra amazing weaving of the seal of Cordoba, They use woven mats to press and filter extra virgin olive oil.
Cabra Olive oil museum stained glass.
Cabra olive oil museum old cans.
Another view over Antequera.
A overview of Antequera.
The streets of Antequera are narrow, but some motorhomers will just drive through.
Our home for the night at Antequera a truly beautiful town north of Malaga.
BBQ at our campsite in Malaga, El Rincon,
Door knocker in Malaga
The Picasso museum in Malaga
Only one bike left aftre being robbed in Malaga
The cycle route to Malaga very lovely flat all the way, bring very good locks.
Amazing bar CaSa de Guardia Malaga
David's favorite Spanish food 'Rabo del toro' Tapa in Malaga at El Pimpi
Some art at El Pimpi Malaga
Picasso Museum in Malaga, well worth a visit.
Ruby Karen's 'New' Bike at Malaga