In order to avoid the weekend and holiday traffic, we decide to drive in the country. And it’s worth it, hardly any traffic. Soon we come through the wine region Utiel – Requena. The vine is planted inaccurate rows. However, we wonder why the plants have not sprout before. Our place to stay for the night is in the middle of the vineyard.
Vineyards alternate with almond plantations.
With increasing altitude, the fields of vines and almonds disappear. The villages cling to the slopes like in Sicily. High rocks line our way. Vultures are circling overhead.