Wow some sporty ladyfriends I have!
The trip went to Barranco Blanco and I had tried to promote this excursion for several days.
Finally on Friday morning at 11am, two of my friends show up ready for an adventure.
We were delayed due to some bike troubles, and we also had to buy some provisions.
At 1pm we were off!
The tour goes from Las Lagunas de Mijas.
The sun is shining at over 30 degrees celsius, and as we pedal up the hill with the heat from the sun and asfalt, the shots from yesterdays escapades to the pubs start to take their toll. The ladies are starting to worry about wether they can make this trip or not. After a little pep talk we decide that we cannot give up, and that we must finish what we have started!
After a small pit stop for some water at one of the few cafes on the road to Barranco Blanco, we can finally leave the main road and enjoy the rest of the trip on a gravel road through the woods.
We speed down the long anticipated downhills, and the feeling we get when we reach the bottom is pure magic.
Forests, oases and mountains!
We lock our bikes and prepare ourselves for the trip walking through the woods, swimming up the rivers, and climbing up the slippery mountains.
On our way to the waterfall we pass about 20-30 people.
Unlike alot of the other hikers we manage to stay on our feet, and after many smiles and a alot of photos we reach our destination!
We grab something to eat before the ladies go bathing, and prepare for their photoshoot.
As I’m swimming and enjoying myself I decide that it’s prime time I make the jump from the top of the waterfall!
On the way to the top I met two french boys about to make their first jump. After a small peek across the ledge, one French guy after the other goes down the fall, while I’m left up there on my own.
The girls starts a countdown. 3 2 1…. and I jump!
I fly through the air for a few seconds and then my body hits the cold freshwater. On my way up to the surface I grab the sunglasses that I dropped on my way down the fall.
The whole experience was amazing.. And a little cold.
We chill and and enjoy nature as we listen to the sounds of the jungle for a while before we prepare for the trip back home. The girls only have two hours and thirty minutes before they have to return their rented bikes in Fuengirola.
The trip up to the main road is long and steep, but after todays adventure we handle it with ease. As we reach the main road the trip home consists of mainly downhill and a couple of uphills. With plenty of energy we make the trip in one hour and thirty minutes.
I am amazed by the girls that managed to survive the trip to Barranco Blanco and back. You girls are amazing!
If you plan on traveling to Barranco Blanco from Fuengirola, a bike is a good choice, but bear in mind that it will be a tough ride.
Bring plenty of water, food packed with energy, workout clothes if you get sunburns easy and good shoes that goes well with hiking, climbing and swimming.
I would also reccomend a waterproof bag. You can rent a bike for only 20€ per day in Fuengirola.
You could also rent a car and take the walk from where we left the highway for about thirty minutes if you go the right way (we used two hours), and another thirty minutes spent walking, swimming and climbing along the river.
The photos were taken with a Samsung Galaxy S4 and my friends SLR Camera.
I borrowed my bike from a friend.
My waterproof bag is made from a company named Feelfree and cost me about 25 Euros in Thailand.
This bag is perfect for all my needs and I highly recommend it.
The videos were done with a GoPro: