We hired a Pepe car to fit 7 and set off into the mountains for a 2 day adventure. Driving around Seville we are reminded of the huge population that live in high rise apartments; they are everywhere.
The rolling countryside is green this time of the year and with the winter sunshine it looks especially charming with no fences between a patchwork of different colored fields and a white casa (houses) every now and again. We reach the foothills of the sierra surprisingly quickly and can see the pueblos blancos (white villages) dotted on the hills and valleys. This man made lake was aquamarine and a gorgeous old town called Zahara perched on the hillside overlooking it.
From Zahara we took the very steep and winding road up the mountain-it was narrow and kept looking up we could see the road looping back and forth. I didn't want to look out the window and was glad to reach the top where we got out to see the stunning vistas below us. The girls danced together on the top of the mountain- that's the photo!
We drove down to a beautiful village called Grazlema which is built right into the rocky hillside this means it is in shade by the time we get there and it is freezing without the winter sunshine. We have lunch inside as it is a bit cold to sit in the plaza. Another yummy meal of tapas.the kids have discovered Montititos which are little buns with pork or chicken fillet inside and maybe a pepper and some cheese, so Josie and Nate took to these with Patata frittas with 3 sauces.
Drove back into the sunshine and up to the amazing town of Ronda which is literally built on the top of a massive gorge. The buildings sit right on the cliff top and we were in awe of the sights as we walked along the cliff side paths.