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Monday Morning Photo - Wisteria Time in Andalucia

How quickly spring comes around after the short winter here in the Sierra Sur de Jaén. After lots of very much needed rain we´re back to the normal cloudless blue.  My garden is shooting incredbily with the moisture and now sunshine. And my beautiful wisteria flowers grandly albeit it short-lived. The big black carpenter bees love it. Each flowering season reminds me of the Botanical Gardens in Malaga and the ´tunnel´ of wisteria that I haven´t yet caught in bloom. April is a good time to plan to go if it´s on your list.  Here´s the botanical garden link La Concepción Botanical Gardens. And a sneaky peak at the wisteria. See the Monday Morning Photos list.

Walking The Mountains of Ronda and Grazalema in Andalusia - Guidebook Review

The Walking The Mountains of Ronda and Grazalema guidebook by Guy Hunter-Watts and printed by Cicerone covers stunning parts of the mountainous region of Andalucia from the east to west they are:

Ronda and the Sierra de las Nieves
The Guadiaro and Genal Valleys
The Sierra de Grazalema

These areas include the lovely white villages of Ronda, Grazalema, Zahara de la Sierra, El Burgo, Juzcar, Benarraba, Genalguacíl, Gaucín, Montejaque, Benaojan, Jimera de Libar, Igualeja, Alpandeire, Cartajima and Benamahoma most of which I 've visited and would happily return to.

The 32 circular walks range from 4-16 kms with the majority of the walks being graded easy and medium and a couple of difficult ones. The stunning dramatic limestone peaks with fertile river valleys and mild weather all year round make this a great destination for walking and hiking. The Sierra de Grazalema and La Sierra de las Nieves are both Natural Parks and UNESCO biosphere reserves.

The book has all the necessary details, maps, photos and walking notes to ensure you make the most of your walking holiday in this fabulous walking area.

See some of my posts from my visit to Genal Valley and Cartajima.

Read about Hotel Los Castaños on Luxury Spain Travel or here Hotel Los Castaños on Only Spain Boutique Hotels where I stayed in Cartajima.

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