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Spain : Castilla-La Mancha

4.0 km (2.5 miles) SSW of Las Casas, Ciudad Real, Castilla-La Mancha, Spain
Approx. altitude: 620 m (2034 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest Multimap world confnav)
Antipode: 39°S 176°E

Accuracy: 2 m (6 ft)
Click on any of the images for the full-sized picture.

#2: View to the North #3: View to the East #4: View to the South #5: View to the West #6: GPS reading #7: Ground Zero #8: The Confluence Hunter #9: Bicycle parking at the roadside #10: Ciudad Real (Plaza Mayor)

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#1: The Confluence from 15 m distance

(visited by Rainer Mautz)

28-Feb-2017 -- This is the last out of six reports reaching confluence points during a bicycle trip from Lisbon to Ciudad Real. The story starts at 39°N 9°W and continues from 39°N 5°W.

After spending the night in the village Abenójar, I started my last leg of this trip. Actually, I didn’t intend to visit this confluence point, because I had visited it already 8 years ago in 2009. But it was so conveniently located on my way to Ciudad Real that I could not refrain from visiting it. Not much has changed since then. It is still quite a desolate place with ruins in 80 m distance. The nearby farm house gave me also an impression of desertion.

The confluence is located 6 km north-west of the city Ciudad Real and can be easily reached on minor roads. The exact location is right in the middle of an access track to a farmhouse.

I cycled through the old town of Ciudad Real and then to the train station. Actually, I intended to take the famous high-speed train to Madrid where I had my flight back home to Zurich in the evening. But the conductor wouldn’t let me take the high-speed train with my bicycle (even though I was able to put it in a bicycle-bag). Luckily enough, I had enough time to take the slow train, which took 3 hours instead of 53 minutes.

From Madrid Atocha Railway Station I cycled to the airport (which is not recommendable) and wrapped my bicycle into plastic sheets for save transportation in the plane. My bicycle and me – we reached Zurich safely at 11 PM.

CP Visit Details:

  • Distance to a road: 500 m
  • Distance to a track: 0 m
  • Distance of bicycle parking: 80 m
  • Time to reach the CP from the track: 0 minutes
  • Time at the CP: 9:50 AM
  • Measured height: 612 m
  • Minimal distance according to GPS: 0 m
  • Position accuracy: 2 m
  • Topography: slightly hilly
  • Vegetation: Bushes, trees
  • Weather: overcast, 8° C (felt temperature)
  • Given Name: The Still Desolate Confluence

The story finishes here.


 All pictures
#1: The Confluence from 15 m distance
#2: View to the North
#3: View to the East
#4: View to the South
#5: View to the West
#6: GPS reading
#7: Ground Zero
#8: The Confluence Hunter
#9: Bicycle parking at the roadside
#10: Ciudad Real (Plaza Mayor)
ALL: All pictures on one page (broadband access recommended)