Vélez-Blanco, Provincia de Almería, España
Riding through the Montes de Malaga you will arrive in the Sierra Nevada and its south side the Alpujarra. This beautiful landscape with its fertile valleys and impressive mountains where white villages are hidden is the ideal terrain for the motorcyclist, with its good roads and only winding roads this route will lead you through this landscape. In the Alpujarra you will become acquainted with the typical Arabic architecture where the whitewashed terraced houses stand on the slopes that are connected to each other by flat roofs.
Today you will drive a rural route through the foothills of the Sierra Nevada and then end up in the only desert that is rich in Europe, Tabernas. This area and desert has been decor many times for the recordings of the so-called Spaghetti Western with the best known "Once upon a time in the West". When leaving this nature reserve the road leads over the pass to Velez Blanco where the Italians with their Dolemites jalours would be. Upon arrival in Velez Blanco you are in the Sierra Maria where the castle of this village watches over a beautiful panorama of this valley.
Parque Cazorla, you will experience for yourself how beautiful this park and its route is, a true paradise for the motorcyclist. During the drive through this park you will always drive along the banks of the river Guadalquivir, which originates in park Cazorla and eventually flows into the Atlantic Ocean via Cordoba and Seville. Hours of cornering on well-paved roads with no significant traffic and beautiful nature are on your menu today.
The route Cazorla to Iznajar and finally the city of Málaga is characterized by the diversity in nature that you will traverse today, culminating in the largest reservoirs in Spain around Iznajar. The reservoirs in Spain were built during the dictatorship of General Franco in the 1950s and 1960s. The reservoirs aim to compensate for the water shortages in the summer with the abundance of melt water that comes from the mountains in the spring and is collected in the reservoirs.