Thanks for your wonderful help on the earlier itinerary! We have made some key adjustments and I have just a few more questions for you gurus, with thanks in advance to you.
1 - what is the best base for 2 nights in Ribera del Duero wine region - Penafael? Penaranda? Aranda? Valladolid? Other spot??
2 - what would be the most scenic drive from Caceres to Nerja??
3 - where would the easiest car pickup be to leave Madrid heading to Ribera del Duero?
The revised plan is:
Madrid airport hotel (Tach) Oct 8
Toledo by train for Oct 9 and 10
Back to Madrid by train for Oct 11 and 12
Car from Oct 13 on - see question 3 re where best to pick up car?
Somewhere in Ribera del Duero Oct 13 and 14 - question 1 re best base?
Salamanca Oct 15 and 16
Caceres Oct 17 and 18 - question 2 re best route from Caceres to Nerja? - knowing we will come back to spend time in Seville on another trip.....
Nerja Oct 19 to 24th, then fly home to Vancouver from Malaga (basing in Nerja apartment with a sea view a few steps east of Balcon de Europa, since we love the atmosphere of the old town there, but driving to Alpajuras and Cabo del Gato while we are there)....
Really will appreciate your help!
Cheers to all,