Orito Pilgrimage

Friday the 17th of May is the day of San Pascual and there is a major pilgrimage to Orito. Alan Smith and Malcolm Thompson, along with three other friends, Simon, Barry and Jack, decided to hang up their walking boots and trade them in for a set of wheels and peddled to Orito from Hondon de las Nieves and back again more or less X country and avoiding all the main roads. It came to just under 60 Km there and back. Orito was awash with pilgrims and market stalls. After a breakfast brandy we pushed our bikes up the hill to the shrine.