Club Torrevieja Classics and Specialists Cars met recently at the Lo Monte Hotel on what was billed as 'The Walled Village Run'. The weather was glorious with most of the members wearing light clothing after the early morning chill. Leaving Lo Monte, the convoy set off north with quite an eclectic mix of 17 classic cars.
Passing through the villages of Los Canovas, Los Tuelos and on to the town of Totana. Leaving Totana, cars climbed the steep winding narrow road to the destination - the walled village of Aledo, passing on route the Monasterio De Santa just outside the village.
On arrival the cars were displayed in the ample car park on the edge of the village whilst the members and guests took a short stroll through the quaint but well maintained cobbled streets of Aledo to get their caffeine fix. The village has many restaurants and coffee stops so it was not long until members were ready to explore this artistic – historic village with the main attraction being the church and castle in its square at the furthest point. From this location the views are breathtaking with snow on the mountains north of Granada in sight.
After spending some time looking around the village, members then headed back down the hill and south through Totana to the pre booked restaurant where, after the meal, a group of Spanish people from a coach party invited members to dance. This little twist finished the run off nicely.
Anyone wishing to visit Aledo go to Totana and take the MU502 which takes you directly to the village and turn right into the car park. Aledo lies on the southern edge of the Sierra De Espuna Parque Natural.
If you would like to join Club Torrevieja on rallies, please visit www.ClubTorrevieja.com or contact Ron Blackwell on 966 791 212 or come along to one of the monthly meetings which is every first Wednesday of the month at 19.30 in the Cafeteria Marina Club in the International Marina.