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Oruxmaps, Configuration and Basics of Use in Overland Routes

In this video we leave you a brief presentation of the Oruxmpas navigation application.

In previous entries of this vlog, as well as in our YouTube channel, you could find more videos with a more detailed presentation of this navigation software, Oruxmaps. In this post I will limit myself to presenting a little the tabs of the menu, the two or three main points of each one, finishing with a small introduction of the basic configuration that I carry in the application when I go out of rout ...


Transandaluza Norte From Mountain to Mountain

I present to you on this occasion the route that Rafa and I covered last December (2023), which we have named the Transandaluza Norte. At the bottom of this blog entry, I will leave the route track for you to download directly, as well as the link to Wikiloc for those who are more accustomed to operating there.

The route runs through the


El Tren del Aceite. The railway line from Jaén to Campo Real

The railway line from Jaén to Campo Real was legally approved in 1873, and the Andalusian Railway Company initiated the works for its construction in 1879, based on the project presented in 1876 by Jorge Loring, native of Málaga. In July of 1881, the stretch between Espelúy and Jaén was completed. In 1890, engineer De...

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