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 in the sea 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.
Contributed by Andrew Llanwarne
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|Location||Near Nerja, Andalucia, Spain|
|Date walked||July 1994|
|Walk type||High hills and mountain hikes|
|Difficulty||Requires mountaineering skills and moderate stamina|
|Distance||10 miles (16 km)|
|Time taken||6 hrs 0 mins|
|Map used||WH Smiffs in Nerja stock a printed map showing contours but only a few routes, at 1:75,000.|
|Walk source info||An indication that there should be route, on this map|
|Getting there||Thomsons package holiday to Nerja.|
|Places to stay||El Capistrano holiday village - lots of hotels and other places to stay in Nerja|