In our last post, “The Acts of Little Carmen,” we talked about choosing to stay in Spain’s old walled city of Cáceres for its architectural beauty, contemporary art, good food, boutique hotel and great hiking nearby—it scored a perfect five in my five-point criteria for a good destination.
On the map, light green—the universal colour for “espacio natural”—dominates the area surrounding Cáceres. There’s Monfragüe National Park and Biosphere Reserve. Tajo International Natural Park. And Geopark Villuercas-Ibores-Jara, With so much to choose from, descriptions only in Spanish and time for just one day of hiking, selecting a trail was complicated.
Until I found “The Walk by Goat Horn River “on the website of Gisela Wood, who has published the only guide in English to hiking in Extremadura. To you Gisela, I owe this entry in my diary: “Best Day (so far) in España, Tuesday, Oct 7.” [Read more…]