Monthly Archives: January 2011

Andalucia Cycling Tour Monachil Jayena Monachil – Day 5

Todays ride took in part of the coastal road (Ruta Turistica) to Almunecar before turning off right at about the half way point to the small village of Jayena just before the Sierra de Almijara. The 115km route (it would have … Continue reading

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Monachil photos and Almunecar road

Day off the bike today so took some photos of Monachil before heading to the Spanish coast to sort out a there and back route over 2 days with a stay in the seaside resort of Almunecar. Its approximately 100 … Continue reading

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Ride to Guejar Sierra and beyond day 3

Todays ride took me into Granada city centre from my base in Monachil before exiting it again to cycle up towards the town of Guejar Sierra. The town is nestled on the side of a mountain overlooking a massive lake. … Continue reading

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Ride to La Peza over the Puerto de Los Blancares

On another beautiful day here in Sierra Nevada southern spain i took the road to the sleepy village of La Peza over the 1297m Puerto de Los Blancares. This is an out and back route covering some 60 km with … Continue reading

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Pico de Veleta – Sierra Nevada

Rode the Pico de Veleta today from Monachil. The climb starts directly outside Monachil through some fairly steep swithbacks. After a while the road flattens out for a while before dropping down and climbing steadily upto 2500 metres. The road … Continue reading

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Vuelta route 2011 Sierre Nevada Andalucia

Travelled from Bourg d’Oisans to Monachil today landing in Malaga to warm (18 centigrade)  and dry weather. I made the 2 hour trip to my base for the week in a stupidly cheap hire car. I spent the night in … Continue reading

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Cycling Alpe d’Huez in January – and off to Andalucia

Well with temperatures rocketing to 6 degrees centigrade in the vallee on new years day I tackled the Alpe d’Huez climb for the 31st consecutive month. Helen met me at the top and we stayed up there for a few … Continue reading

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