• Graham Swan

Sierra de Hornachuelos Natural Park

Just arrived back from a 2 day tour to the Sierra de Hornachuelos Natural Park with Ron and Babek with the new Triumph Explorer 1200 to give her her first runout.


Travelling from our guesthouse in Velez de Benaudalla we headed west to Velez Malaga passing through Almuñécar and La Herradura along the coast and then inland for a quick breakfast at Lake Vinuela.



Then heading northeast towards Casameberja, Antequera, Campillos and onto the beautiful town of Osuna for a another coffee stop. Osuna which is famous for it's Plaza de Toros or bullring, but is now probably more famous for being one of the locations

for Game of Thrones.


From here we then carried on northwest to Constantina within the Sierra de Hornachuelos Natural Park for lunch.

After lunch it was back on the bikes and headed to La Cardenchosa for our final coffee stop of the day via

Las Navas de la Concepción and kilometre after kilometre of forests, mountains, rolling hills, twists and bends and no traffic at all except for the occasional "deer". In fact at our coffee stop we all agreed that we never saw any traffic for just over 2 hours of riding and that's the truth.

After a good night in the hotel with a couple of beers and good food it was up and out in the clear morning sun for our next leg south to Posadas through the forests of Sierra de Hornachuelos.

Once we were through Posadas and morning coffee we then headed southeast through open farmland, rolling hills and meadows before picking up the old road between Cordoba and Granada with its thousands of olive trees as far as the eye can see before stopping for lunch at Alcala del Rey.

Then after lunch it was back on the bikes in the late afternoon sunshine for the final leg of our 700km journey through Granada and back to the guesthouse at Velez de Benaudalla.

Overall an amazing trip through wonderful roads and beautiful scenery, and it still never ceases to amaze me but the lack of traffic and quality of roads is unforgettable.