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Spain : Castilla-La Mancha

2.3 km (1.4 miles) NW of Velada, Toledo, Castilla-La Mancha, Spain
Approx. altitude: 404 m (1325 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest OpenStreeMap ConfluenceNavigator)
Antipode: 40°S 175°E

Accuracy: 6 m (19 ft)
Quality: good

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: The town Velada in 3 km distance #11: Bicycle parking in 70 m distance

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#1: The Confluence from 20 m distance

(visited by Rainer Mautz)

03-Mar-2019 -- This is the last out of four reports reaching confluence points during a bicycle trip from Lisbon to Madrid. The story starts at 40°N 8°W and continues from 40°N 6°W.

Indeed I managed to reach this confluence as the second one of this day before sunset. My route was somewhat suboptimal – following the gravelled service roads of the motorway A-5. Finally, I reached the town Velada, located 3 km south-east of the confluence point.

After cruising through the alleys of Velada, I continued on an unsealed track to the confluence. Again, the distance from the road is less then 100 m, i.e. 70 m and therefore officially sufficient to document the confluence from the track. But it was easy to crawl under the fence and walk across the meadow to the confluence. There was a second fence just 4 m from the confluence point, which I decided not to scale.

There is a huge cattle farm 100 m from the confluence point. I could see 100+ cows there – but the confluence was cow-free.

After the visit, I continued my trip further east and reached the town Malpico de Tajo. The next day I skipped the confluence 40°N 4°W which I had already visited 10 years ago. Therefore I managed to cycle to Madrid and also to catch my flight back to Zurich that day.

CP Visit Details:

  • Distance to a road: 2 km
  • Distance to a track: 70 m
  • Distance of bicycle parking: 70 m
  • Time to reach the CP from the main road: 3 minutes
  • Time at the CP: 5:10 PM
  • Measured height: 395 m
  • Minimal distance according to GPS: 4 m
  • Position accuracy: 3 m
  • Topography: slightly hilly
  • Vegetation: oak trees, grass.
  • Weather: sunny, 22° C (felt temperature)
  • Given Name: The Cattle Farm Confluence

The story finishes here.


 All pictures
#1: The Confluence from 20 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: The town Velada in 3 km distance
#11: Bicycle parking in 70 m distance
ALL: All pictures on one page