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Car Rally - Driving Tour of the Serrania de Ronda for Charity

Car Rally - Driving Tour of the Serrania de Ronda for Charity

Saturday, 30. May 2015 - 10:00

FUNDRAISING DRIVING TOUR OF THE SERRANIA DE RONDA,PARQUE NATURAL DE SIERRA DE GRAZALEMA WITH LUNCH AT THE LAKES OF ZAHARA DE LA SIERRA.
We need a lot of support from our members as this is one of our most important fundraising events. This is a great event and please do invite all your friends to join us. It is in aid of the Bubbles and Dreams Association,which provides physiotherapy for children with rare diseases.

We are also looking for any sponsors.... So, if you have a friendly company in the motor business, do approach them.   Ideally, we would be looking for funds from a  a main sponsor of 2,000Euros and smaller sponsors from 1,000Euros down to 500Euros.   We do have a brief sponsorship package to offer.

SATURDAY. 30TH MAY, 2015   MEETING POINT: ALL BAR 1, URB.MONTE HALCONES, CTR.DE RONDA
10.00 am – Meet at Urb. Monte Halcones at One Stop Café.  We will be taking registrations and payment at the café. The registration fee is 22 EUR and the (optional) lunch is 28 EUR.
10.20 am – Briefing.
10.30 - DEPART   Please be on time. It is important.

Directions for Monte Halcones
From the main coast road A.7, take the A.397 direction Ronda.
After KM.45, look out for the exit for Urb.Monte Halcones on the right.
The urbanisation is in terracotta and you cannot miss it.  Pass through the entrance and the café is a little further on the left hand side.  There is plenty of parking on the road of the urbanisation or just below the road on the right hand side.


10.30 am -  Depart towards Ronda. (approx. 45 kms)
Exit Urb.Monte Halcones and turn right and follow the A.397 direction RONDA  (Approx. 45 kms to Ronda)

On approaching Ronda, at roundabout, follow signs A.397.for SEVILLE/RONDA (you are now on the circunvalacion of Ronda)
After approx. 3.3 kms at next junction take road direction for SEVILLE A.374 (Pass Cepsa Petrol Station on right)
After KM.18, turn left signed posted  GRAZALEMA (A.372)

At next junction (A.7375) keep to left following A.372.
(You will be driving through a beautiful old cork oak forest. The road is quite narrow and curvy, but well worth it for the fantastic views to your right.)

At next T.junction, (with A.2302) turn right towards Grazalema again keeping on A.372.

WE SHOULD ARRIVE IN GRAZALEMA AT APPROXIMATELY 12.15 PM.

Follow signs for town centre. Pass petrol station on right. Look out for parking signs to the LEFT. There will be plenty of parking in this main car park.
From the car park, walk through one of the small streets connecting to the Main Square by a beautiful church.  We will stop here for some refreshments
and enjoy the atmosphere of this typical white village.

(Grazalema has one of the oldest Woollen Mills in Spain. For those who wish to visit the Mill, it is a short walk away.  For those who wish to go to the shop, it is across from the square.
They sell beautiful pure wool scarves and clothing.)  

DEPART FROM GRAZALEMA NO LATER THAN 12.50PM
Leave parking area and TURN LEFT passing the church and main square on left. Follow up the hill leaving village below to the right. (A perfect White Village)
Follow road and cross a Bridge. At next junction, keep to the right, following the CA.9104 direction Zahara de la Sierra.


(This is a stunning road with far reaching views of the Sierras and lakes.If we are lucky we may see the golden eagles, Egyptian and  griffon vultures and other birds of prey. We will be in the heart of the Parque Natural de Sierra de Grazalema.)

Drinks And Lunch at El Lago

Pass the Mirador de Paloma.
At next Mirador, (no name) turn in to the left. There is plenty of parking. We will be serving drinks here.
Leave car park and turn left and join road again. Please leave carefully as there is a curve in the road.
Follow road until reaching the outskirts of Zahara. Take the road to the right direction ALGONADALES.

A little further down the hill, (just past the exercise machines on right) park your cars.   The restaurant El Lago is across the road on the left.
LUNCH – Please remember the dishes you have pre-ordered.

AFTER LUNCH
Leave restaurant and follow down the hill. 
At bottom of hill at the next junction TURN RIGHT A.2300
You will not be following the lakes to your left.  Keep on this road until you reach the A.384/A.374 following directions for Ronda.  Join A.374 for Ronda.

You are now back on the main road to Ronda.   Happy Driving.

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