Discussion in 'Pedal Powered' started by Kimi, Jul 17, 2015.
Maspalomas, Gran Canaria with a rental from Free Motion. Unless you don't like climbing.
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/
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.
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.
Wow that place looks great! I was considering Denia with @BennyC next Spring but Andalusia is now on my radar.
This has my attention recon this weekend I think.
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.
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
Where did he stay? At the sierranevada.cc accommodation?
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.
I've got some but you'll probably need to add me on Strava to see them.
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!
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!
Valley of the Tears is epicly tedious but yeah... definitely ride it once.
off to Mallorca in early March. cant wait.
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!)
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.
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!
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.
I don't like Sa Calobre descent. The low walls and big drops put me off
Lluc > Pollenca is my favourite.
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