14 Dec, 2013 @ 06:30
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Andalucian walkers to step back in time

Uncle Felix’s mule

TRECKERS have the opportunity to step back in time, and all in wonderful Andalucian surrrounds.

At the end of the month people joining an organised trek will find themselves following the routes of the old muleteers, Los Areoles, as they criss-crossed the mountains buying and selling goods and produce from villages including El Acebuchal, which is known as the ‘hidden village.’

Being organised by John Keo Walking Tours on December 30, walkers joining the trek will find themselves well off the beaten track, enjoying stunning vistas and rural countryside while heading along routes where mule trains traded decades ago.

The Ruta de la Ventas or Route of the Inns will take walkers – accompanied by John’s own pack-mule – along dirt roads and forest tracks from El Acebuchal to Venta Tio Pepe past the Puerto de Blanquillo all the way to Venta Panaderos at the foot of Cerro Del Moro, or Lucero as it is known.

In total the trek will take three hours, including a stop for a picnic lunch.

More information: www.hikingwalkingspain.com/

Claire Wilson

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