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As we continued the drive via Purunella and Guadix, we took the backroads this time and the rock formations and deep red road cuttings were really impressive. Guadix had a Lidl, and a handy aire for all the usual top-ups and tip-outs, after which we headed to Lanteira, and it felt like we were driving straight at a vast surreal Alpine set. All that snow shimmering in the sunlight was an incredible sight.
After we hit La Calahorra, with its castle, this was where things started to go a little pear-shaped, and our advice would be to avoid the rest of this drive, unless you’re in a Smart car. Quite frankly the A337 is just about wide enough for two cars to pass, and it’s a bit of a seat of your pants sort of drive for very many kilometres.
Once you hit the Puerto de la Ragua, a 2,000 metre mountain pass, all becomes OK again, and the road is fine, by which time you might be just a little fed up of winding mountain roads and ready for a change of scenery. Unfortunately, there’s still some way to go.
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