This a particularly significant walk for the development of Walking Stories – as well as being a great hike in itself. Two people I spoke to about the idea of Walking Stories had also climbed Cielo, and this helped them to understand the idea behind the website. It's a good example of the kind of hiking you can enjoy from a typical Mediterranean holiday resort. There are other good routes in the area, if you can find them!
- The most memorable aspect was the dream-like view over a sea of clouds from the summit of Cielo
- The other best moment was going for a swim after the walk!
- The worst part of the walk, was finding a route through the thorny scrub
- A word of warning – take twice as much water as you would normally need on a day's hike.
Read the full story of the Cielo walk
Story of easier Tragalamocha walk
Back to Nerja introduction
Back to Every Picture Tells a Story
Contributed by: Andrew Llanwarne
Summit of Cielo
|Location of walk
||Near Nerja, Andalucia, Spain
|When it was walked
|| July 1994
|| High hills and mountains
||Requires mountaineering skills and moderate stamina
|| 10 miles (16 km) rough estimate
|Time taken approx
|| 6 hours
|Map used if any
|| WH Smiffs in Nerja stock a printed map showing contours but only a few routes, at 1:75,000.
|Source of info on walk
|| An indication that there should be route, on this map
|| Thomsons package holiday to Nerja.
|Places to stay
|| El Capistrano holiday village - lots of hotels and other places to stay in Nerja
|Places to eat/ buy food
Shops, cafes etc in Nerja