Sierra de Guadarrama, Ávila to Segovia


After we had finished our drink it was reluctantly time to leave.  We had liked it here but it was time to go and drive to our final destination, Segovia, about fifty kilometres away to the east.  This involved a drive along the line of the Sierra de Guadarrama, a spectacular mountain chain that rises to nearly two thousand five-hundred metres and spans half of the Sistema Central, the central mountain range of the Iberian Peninsula, which runs in a southwest to northeast direction and effectively splits Spain in two.

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