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 Post subject: Cycling in Ibiza
PostPosted: Sun Jun 10, 2012 7:06 pm 
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We are looking at a break in Ibiza. I know that Majorca is where I should be going, but wondered if it is worth taking by bike if Heading to Ibiza? Anyone have expinece?

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 Post subject: Re: Cycling in Ibiza
PostPosted: Sun Jun 10, 2012 7:20 pm 
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Depends where you're staying and what you want of an evening. The nightlife's famous!

North of Ibiza Town you have Santa Eulalia. North of there there's very little traffic and it's very hilly. The contrast is stark because it's very quiet and peaceful. I've not ridden a bike there, but the roads will make your legs hurt.

Note that it's much smaller than Majorca, about 50 k's long by 30 wide. So, after a few days you will have exhausted most potential rides.


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 Post subject: Re: Cycling in Ibiza
PostPosted: Sun Jun 10, 2012 7:38 pm 
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If ex-ww-member Stefan R is any indication, there is some quality riding on that little island. I'd get in touch with him.

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 Post subject: Re: Cycling in Ibiza
PostPosted: Sun Jun 10, 2012 8:21 pm 
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Yah StefanR is your man
You can contact him
Www.stefan-rohner.net

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 Post subject: Re: Cycling in Ibiza
PostPosted: Mon Jun 11, 2012 1:00 pm 
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Deffo take the bike at at least a 12-25 cassette.
Roads are good, lots of smaller ones and as said some decent bumps.
Also lots of roads leading down to great beaches and bays, great to stop for a drink and take in the scenary.....
San Antonio is what it is... Either your thing or not...
Ibiza town is a little less of a hole...
Most of the other towns are alot more low key and worth a visit.
You can easily do the island in 10days.....
Have fun.....


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 Post subject: Re: Cycling in Ibiza
PostPosted: Mon Jun 11, 2012 2:19 pm 
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Looks like StefanR can do it in 10 hours :mrgreen:

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 Post subject: Re: Cycling in Ibiza
PostPosted: Mon Jun 11, 2012 2:22 pm 
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Thanks people. My resolution is to pretty much take a bike where ever I go.

I don't have an 12 - 25, but run a 50/34 with an 11 - 23 - I think I will be okay - I get by in Wales and in the Peak District in the UK.

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 Post subject: Re: Cycling in Ibiza
PostPosted: Mon Jun 11, 2012 2:23 pm 
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Roobay wrote:
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You can easily do the island in 10 days


Looks like StefanR can do it in 10 hours :mrgreen:

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:shock: Now there is a challenge! Can you give me the link to that please?

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 Post subject: Re: Cycling in Ibiza
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Ha, nice route.
There are plenty of roads across the island too.. Some gravel as I recall.
So to exhaust the options may take more than the 1 day.

That said when I was there we were on training camp, clubbing all night and riding in the Arvo.
Took 2 weeks to recover.... But a life time of memories... Or partial memories anyway...


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 Post subject: Re: Cycling in Ibiza
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RTW wrote:
Roobay wrote:
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You can easily do the island in 10 days


Looks like StefanR can do it in 10 hours :mrgreen:

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:shock: Now there is a challenge! Can you give me the link to that please?


http://www.strava.com/

you will have to join its free
then search for that ride

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 Post subject: Re: Cycling in Ibiza
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If youre logged in on strava its this ride:
http://app.strava.com/rides/7577489

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