Great Cycling Routes in Andalucia - The Perfect Route
I think I’ve found the perfect cycling route and I’m reluctant to tell anyone; I want to keep it mine...
I think I’ve found the perfect cycling route and I’m reluctant to tell anyone; I want to keep it mine and yet, I am driven to preach. It was revealed to me from the hidden lay lines of the Michelin 1:4000,000 road map. That map now canonised and holy. I want everyone who rides to experience the same unabashed joy that this revelation brings.
The route lies north of the ancient city of Cordoba. A dusky, Spanish treasure steeped in the religious and secular history of mankind. A city of world importance; a city whose libraries and universities dragged Europe from the dark ages into a new age of enlightenment. This route promises to elevate and reward the adventuring cyclo-tourist with 120 kilometres of stunning Andalucian beauty. The incense of Spain awakens your senses and seeps in to your pores as you ride through valleys, the hot sun radiating through the cloistered shadows of Oak and Pine.
The road rises and falls, contorting its immaculate tar-macadam surface across hills and dales like black velvet ribbon draped across a recumbent Penelope Cruz. The road slingshots you from one sweeping perfect curve to the next, urging you to go faster, lean further, push harder, yet all the while wanting to linger and savour each meticulous contour. The IF helped, I’m sure. On every sprint the Corvid responded effortlessly to each rise from the saddle, every ounce of torque feeding the rear wheel as the rubber peeled the hydrocarbons from the tacky bitumen surface. Every moment a perfect harmonious symbiosis between man, machine and road. This route is truly transcendent.