Road Trip in Spain – Valencia to Marbella

Leaving Valencia mid Sunday morning, traffic was light as we crossed southern Spain to Marbella, a small coastal city west of Malaga.

The 7 hour drive passes quickly with the ever changing rugged scenery of the Baetic Mountains.

Although the landscape becomes more desolate and colder as we climb, food production continues to be a major industry with the abundance of olive trees in lower regions replaced by nuts at higher elevations.

Closer to Malaga the forbidding terrain turns a vibrant shade of spring green dotted with blooming almond trees that glow white in the late afternoon sun.

January 13, 2013

For links to all the posts in this series see the Spain page.

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