E4 Walk Diary

E4 from the 1st of March 2011 to September 7th

Tarifa to Los Barrios

Los Barrios to Castillo de Castellar

Castillo de Castellar to Jimena de la Frontera

Jimena de la Frontera to Ubrique

Ubrique to Ronda

Ronda to Cuevas del Becerro

Cuevas del Becerro to El Chorro

El Chorro to Antequera

Antequera to Villanueva del Rosario

Villanueva del Rosario to Villanueva de Tapia

Villanueva de Tapia to Villanueva de Algaidas

Villanueva de Algaidas to Rute

Rute to Priego de Cordoba

Priego de Cordoba to Alcala la Real

Alcala la Real to Frailes

Frailes to Carchelejo

Carchelejo to Cambils

Cambil to Torres


  1. Hi John

    I'm one of the author's of Cicerone's GR7 in Andalucia guide. We are just in the process of writing a new edition and we are off to Andalucia next week to walk all the bits that have changed/need updating.

    We came across your brilliant blog and I've just been reading through your adventures.

    I thought I'd get in touch with you and Juan as the experts on all things E4/GR7 to see if you have time to pass on any comments/wise words/corrections that might be useful to us?

    thanks and happy walking!


    1. Hi Michelle, great to hear from you and thanks for you're kind comments. Sorry that I have been a bit slow coming back to you but I have been away in Nepal.

      You book was excellent, a real inspiration and a help. Keeping it up to date must be like painting the Forth Bridge.

      Have some annotations on the Southern stretch which someone sent to me which I will sent onto you - best wishes John

  2. hi John
    Sorry - I only just found your reply. It would be great to have a look at your annotations. Were they from Ivan and Sue? We have lots of helpful comments from them.

    Your Nepal trip looks amazing!

    1. Hi Michelle - it was Ivan and Sue so you might have them already. If you let me have an email address I will forward them to you anyway and there are a couple of other things that you might not have picked yet.

      Best wishes


  3. Hi John, I am a greek woman who used to walk a lot. I found your blog very lately when I was seeking information about E4 walking. Congratulations about your blog and your adventures. You seem to be a high performance trekker and a very experienced one. I am thinking of doing E4 from Tarifa to Crete (Greece) and I found your data very useful. Do you believe that is safe for a woman to do it alone?
    Best regards

    Vaya Bairaba

  4. Hi Vaya

    Nice to hear from you and thanks for your kind comments about my blog. I think it's safe for a solo woman to do the trip and I've been contacted by several woman who have done at least part of it. The most accomplished solo walker is a German, Christine Thürmer and if you Google her you'll find her. I would contact her direct and get some advice from her.

    Best wishes