It was a perfect day for our mystery trip – warm and sunny but not too hot, we had few clues as to where we would be going. There was be some walking involved and the route for pickups was to be Albox to Arboleas, indicating direction. Also the early pickup of 08:15 suggested a longish drive.
Heading towards the Alpujaras we stopped in the town of Gador where, despite the power cuts, we were all able to enjoy a cup of coffee. It was here that we had news of our first port of call.
We arrived at the very impressive Visitors Centre where we viewed a video giving us an insight into life for the inhabitants of this fortified site. lts roots go back to 1800 BC and the settlement indicates it was the first metalworking culture in Spain, between the Stone and Bronze Ages. A stall with replica pieces of pottery and jewellery was available for us to browse and purchase.
We had a brief stroll around the pretty town, admiring all the lovely floral decorations, and then headed back along the twisting mountain roads from Sorbas to the A-7 with the most amazing scenery below us, grateful for Lorenzo’s skills as always.
The trip obviously took Karen much research and organisation, for which we are most grateful and having whetted our appetites, we can return to explore further.