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Andalucian driving holiday
« on: 05 September 2018, 17:09:23 »

been thinking of something along these lines for quite a while for anyone who just likes driving on scenic roads. So thought I would float the idea.

So this is the outline. Our place isn't big enough , rooms wise so would have to be hotel based in our nearest town called Loja, Granada province about an hour from Malaga airport, thirty mins from Granada airport . Somewhere like the Hotel Manzanil or Hotel Almazara would be better near Rio Frio. Fly in to Malaga and have a suitable hire car (or drive down in own car?).

Each day a different circular route via scenic routes - all tarmacced. Stops for coffee, points of interest and a midday meal e.g. menu of the day. Maybe five or six hours driving each day (some of which would be A92 motorway)


Here is a typical day. Start Loja , head to Granada outskirts and up to the highest point you can drive to above the ski Station in the Sierra Nevada mountains. (about 2,700 metres), then back down to Padul and pick up very rural route for the huge drop down to the coast at Almunecar. From there it is the coast road to Velez Malaga before heading inland through the Axarquia, Zafaraya and Alahama de Granada and back to hotel for evening.  At a guess about 200 miles.


It wouldn't be driving in convoy or racing. Might need something like a whatsup group (whatever that is), perhaps own portable sat nav though postcodes are useless here.  the route above only has five key junctions.

Anyway that is an outline. Might be a non starter interest wise. Might be too many! Fire away with any questions/thoughts as it is just an idea.
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Re: Andalucian driving holiday
« Reply #1 on: 05 September 2018, 17:39:47 »

Sounds like a really neat idea 8)

Flying and renting might be more cost effective than driving for those on a fiscal or temporal budget :-\
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Re: Andalucian driving holiday
« Reply #2 on: 06 September 2018, 12:15:37 »

I'm in.. :y I'm bringing the kit car, though!
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Re: Andalucian driving holiday
« Reply #3 on: 06 September 2018, 18:26:38 »

I'm in.. :y I'm bringing the kit car, though!

In boxes on the plane or assembled? ;D
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Re: Andalucian driving holiday
« Reply #4 on: 06 September 2018, 18:43:29 »

Need to be careful, lots of the hire companies have started putting a milage limit on there cars, 

Company we use have 3 prices, if you go for the cheapest offer, it's a 100km limit, lots of people got caught last year,as they didn't tell people,and when they complain, just said it's there in the listing..
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Re: Andalucian driving holiday
« Reply #5 on: 15 September 2018, 11:07:45 »

Watching with interest. Not sure Mrs TB would be up for it, being more of a sun soaker than car person.
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Re: Andalucian driving holiday
« Reply #6 on: 18 September 2018, 08:38:26 »

 Leave her at the hotel TB while you hoon about in a rental car. Because rental cars are always the fastest around :D :y
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