This adventure will start to the North of Mercia where we will head West traversing the Sierra Nevada towards Granada, from here we will head north through the Sierra de Huetor, a stunning mountain range.
Onwards we travel towards The Desert of Gorafe, where we will travel along narrow mountainous tracks and ridges leading on to flat plains. This area is famous for its ancient caves.
Heading further north we pass through the Sierra de Segura towards Castillo de Segura, a well preserved castle located on a raised mound whose first stones date back to the year 781.
Passing through the Sierra de Alcaraz, with far reaching views, towards Albacete, we then travel up to the Contreras reservoir, which we will endeavour to circumnavigate. We continue north towards Teruel.
Leaving Teruel we go through the Sierra de Albarracim with its shear cliff faces up towards Alto Tajo, famous for its canyons and gorges formed by the Tagus river. Continuing on towards Jaraba, we will stop to look at the Sanctuary of Jaraba where the rock face looks like it is flowing with crude oil.
Heading North, through the Sierra de la Virgin we travel through a sparce mountain range with a shrine of the Virgin Mary located in the hight of the mountain. We then proceed to Veruela where there is a Cistercian abby dating back to the 12th century. We continue on towards Bardenas Reales, which is a semi desert of some 42000 hectares. Sometimes also known as the moon landscape.
Leaving the Bardenas Reales behind us, we travel towards the end of our adventure passing through the valley D’iraty which is a lush green mountain area known for its cheese production. We will take time to visit the Fabrica de Orbaitzeta. It is a site of the Royal weapons and ammunition factory built in 1784 on orders of Carlos III on the site of a 15th century ironworks. From here we will head towards our final camp site where the adventure will end. In the morning you will make the short trip to Santander to catch the ferry home.