/ Need help planning a trip in Spain
Thing is, I'll prob be flying out, so looking for recommendations of places to go where the travel is easy (public transport once there) any recommendations of accommodation that's near the climbing will also be gratefully received.
Was originally thinking Catalunya, but now thinking Mallorca as it looks like it'd be easy to get around.
So yeah, any advice would be great, even if it's just to point me in the direction of sites which hold useful information :)
The only one that is commony done by public transport in Spain ( that i know of ) is El Chorro.
Train from Malaga airport to El Chorro itself or Alora if there is not one that matches your arrival time. ABout 20 euros in taxi from Alora. If you stay at the Olive Branch they do a pick up service. Once there everything is walkable.
The only times i have been up North i have had transport.
Montserat would be a possability by public transport I think. There would be the possibility of staying in the refuge or if money not an issue, possibly the monastry.
Hey, sorry about the slow response, been absolutely snowed under in work for the last couple of weeks (done bugger all planning for anything else).
Thanks for the info... I could always try for somewhere easier to access (outside the UK) but where's the fun in that? :D
If you fly to Alicante you can catch the bus to Benidorm and arrange pick up from there with Sam and Rich Mayfield who run the house (they both have profiles on here and are helpful and responsive to email). There are accomodation options for all budgets at the Orange House from camping to ensuite rooms, I opted for space in a shared bunkroom.
The climbing in the area is fantastic, as is the landscape, hope you have a great trip, wherever you end up headed for ...it is certainly worth making the effort to get away.
Not stayed at the Orange House, but seems that would be a good option too. Just back from a month over there and only had a few hours of rain on one day, sunny every other day :-)
On a dirt bag shoe string, what would people consider a reasonable budget for a week to 10 days in El Chorro? Would be travelling as a pair if that makes it cheaper for finding accommodation?
bumpity bump. Anyone got an idea for budgets/how much they spent?
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