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I will be bloody glad to get out of the UK, raced in snow and 0 Degrees today.
Are those roads ok for cycling and not too busy?
And remember that Guardia Civil want you to ride inside the white line along the road (wherever possible, of course).
By the way, as I donno your actual fitness level, remember that those places (like the route you suggested) are quite hilly.
Also drivers there are very considerate and give cyclists lots of room.
You should look at making your way over to Parcent and then up the Col De Rates, it's a nice climb. Also if you head back to Javea from Calpe then don't miss out the climb from Benitachell to the summit with the aerials near Cumre Del Sol. You'll ove the riding over it's the perfect area for it.
I have walked that the last couple of years!Routier wrote: Benitachell to the summit with the aerials near Cumre Del Sol
micky wrote:By the way, as I donno your actual fitness level, remember that those places (like the route you suggested) are quite hilly.
Fitness is good at the moment, racing cat 3 in the uk, but we have very few hills locally! I am really looking forward to trying some proper climbing. Roads sound good; the roads here are mental on my daily commute.
Looks like 20 degrees out there !
welkman wrote:I have walked that the last couple of years!Routier wrote: Benitachell to the summit with the aerials near Cumre Del Sol
I've worked out this route of about 62 miles and 4900 ft of climbing:
Javea - CV735 Jesus Pobre - 732 Pedreguer - 720 Parcent - 715 Callosa - 755 Altea la Vella - Calle Principal de la Sierra to avoid Altea - N332 Calpe (bit boring this but unavoidable) - coast road to Moraira - 737/740 back to Javea
40 miles and 2700 ft:
Javea - CV740 Teulada - 741/745 Benissa - 749 that loops round to Xalo - 748 Gata - 734 Javea
I'm sure the roads to the north west of Javea are just as good but I don't know that area at all.
- Another good loop is Javea, Pedreguer, Orba, Sagra, and just before Pego turn left onto CV712, very nice remote road to Vall d'Ebo, Margarida, and return to Pego by CV700.
- Alternatively, before Margarida, at Alcala turn on CV713 to Tollos/Facheca (very small road, a bit sketchy in places), then CV 720 back to the coast.
- after you have crossed coll de Rates from Parcent, turn right in Tarbena on CV 752 to Castell and loop back on CV 720 (Benigembla etc)
- another very nice but short loop from Xalo, on CV749, takes you to Benissa
Michelin makes a useful map called Costa Blanca, 1/130000 (no 123)
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