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Cycling Holidays

Discussion in 'Pedal Powered' started by Kimi, Jul 17, 2015.

  1. Shamrock

    Soldato

    Joined: Jul 24, 2003

    Posts: 5,647

    Location: floating down the Liffey

    Maspalomas, Gran Canaria with a rental from Free Motion. Unless you don't like climbing.
     
  2. One More Solo

    Capodecina

    Joined: Dec 29, 2004

    Posts: 15,646

    Location: Manchester

    A mate of mine went to Sierra Nevada recently (Spain, not America!) and had a great time. Should be cheap to get to and there are hire options around. Try http://www.sierranevada.cc/
     
  3. Maxeh

    Wise Guy

    Joined: May 19, 2005

    Posts: 2,414

    Location: Belgium

    Without trying to do too much, I fancy a new country. Anything outside of the norm, Malta looks great but not favourable for road cyclists.
     
  4. Thomas. PLease.

    Soldato

    Joined: Jul 5, 2007

    Posts: 5,275

    Location: London

    Just got back from a week in Mallorca. It is very quiet this time of year, most hotels and a lot of the shops are shut at this point. A few hire shops should be open still but double check before you go if you decide there. Not many tourists around this time of year at all. That said though, most days were 20c with just one day of drizzle, which coincided nicely with an easier day. Would have thought Tenerife would be a bit warmer this time of year.
     
  5. Shamrock

    Soldato

    Joined: Jul 24, 2003

    Posts: 5,647

    Location: floating down the Liffey

    Wow that place looks great! I was considering Denia with @BennyC next Spring but Andalusia is now on my radar.
     
  6. BennyC

    Capodecina

    Joined: Sep 25, 2006

    Posts: 13,793

    This has my attention :cool: recon this weekend I think.
     
  7. Jonny ///M

    Sgarrista

    Joined: Nov 23, 2004

    Posts: 9,998

    I know a guy who hires bikes and does guides around Lanzarote and another who does it in Xàbia/Jávea and is still ticking over at this time of year.

    My boss was over recently and says it is lovely,less touristy than Mallorca and less windy then Lanzarote.
     
  8. Bear

    Capodecina

    Joined: Oct 24, 2002

    Posts: 12,483

    Location: Bucks and Edinburgh

    I recommend Morocco, I spent a week cycling around the interior of Morocco and around the Atlas mountains. Most of the roads are new or resurfaced and are virtually empty of any cars
     
  9. Shamrock

    Soldato

    Joined: Jul 24, 2003

    Posts: 5,647

    Location: floating down the Liffey

    Where did he stay? At the sierranevada.cc accommodation?
     
  10. FishFluff

    Soldato

    Joined: Nov 7, 2003

    Posts: 5,306

    Location: Deepest, darkest Leeds

    Going to Gran Canaria in a few weeks time and my wife has very sportingly agreed to me hiring a bike for 3 days. Anyone got any good routes out of Maspalomas/Playa Del Ingles? Nothing too long (less than 120km) but I love me some big climbs.
     
  11. Shamrock

    Soldato

    Joined: Jul 24, 2003

    Posts: 5,647

    Location: floating down the Liffey

    I've got some but you'll probably need to add me on Strava to see them.

    https://www.strava.com/activities/1305790440
    https://www.strava.com/activities/1306951580
    https://www.strava.com/activities/1307927649
    https://www.strava.com/activities/1309378751
    https://www.strava.com/activities/1310700652
    https://www.strava.com/activities/1313682661
     
  12. FishFluff

    Soldato

    Joined: Nov 7, 2003

    Posts: 5,306

    Location: Deepest, darkest Leeds

    Cheers man, I can see enough of those to be able to copy the routes. Some epic looking rides there, especially the Valley of Tears one. Trying to work out if I have the legs for that at this time of year! :eek:
     
  13. Shamrock

    Soldato

    Joined: Jul 24, 2003

    Posts: 5,647

    Location: floating down the Liffey

    I'd say at the very least you should try to do the "Serenity" ride and also the 45km climb from Maspalomas to Pico de las Nieves.

    Valley of the Tears is pretty brutal!:D
     
  14. Lethal`

    Mobster

    Joined: Oct 25, 2006

    Posts: 4,750

    Valley of the Tears is epicly tedious but yeah... definitely ride it once.
     
  15. kiteloopy

    Mobster

    Joined: Apr 13, 2008

    Posts: 2,626

    Location: Notts / Reading

    off to Mallorca in early March. cant wait.
     
  16. FishFluff

    Soldato

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    Location: Deepest, darkest Leeds

    Excellent choice. Have you been before? Cap Formentor is a nice easy warm up ride and Sa Callobra is a must (mainly for the descent!)
     
  17. Shamrock

    Soldato

    Joined: Jul 24, 2003

    Posts: 5,647

    Location: floating down the Liffey

    I think I prefer the 14km descent off the Puig Major down to Sóller.

    Climbing from Sa Calobra up the Coll dels Reis is a classic though.
     
  18. SoliD

    Capodecina

    Joined: Feb 25, 2004

    Posts: 14,684

    Location: Portsmouth

    Sa Calobra descent is much more technical and if you get a free run is immense! I've never gone down to Soller from Puig only up it! I love the climb up from this direction!
     
  19. Thomas. PLease.

    Soldato

    Joined: Jul 5, 2007

    Posts: 5,275

    Location: London

    You're missing out, probably one of the better descents I've ridden on the island. Smooth, fast and flowing and limited risk of buses ruining everything.
     
  20. touch

    Capodecina

    Joined: Oct 28, 2006

    Posts: 11,397

    Location: Sufferlandria

    I don't like Sa Calobre descent. The low walls and big drops put me off :(
    Lluc > Pollenca is my favourite.