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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...

Great Cycling Routes in Andalucia - The Perfect Route

Camino de Santiago 2007 Part II - Good Friday - The Passion

The most venerated day in Spain.  Every town has processions of penitents carrying sculptures of Jesus.  Each “pasos” can weigh up to a tonne and they're carried through the streets with great solemnity.

Camino de Santiago 2007 Part II - Good Friday - The Passion

Camino de Santiago 2007 Part IV - Resurrection Sunday

Miracle!  A bike-hire shop, open, on a Sunday, we couldn’t believe it!  Cordoba, we love you!

Camino de Santiago 2007 Part IV - Resurrection Sunday

Camino de Santiago 2007 Part III - Low Saturday

We awoke to find Emu’s peering at us from a hill top compound.  We must have bivouacked near Baena’s “roundabout zoo”.  

Camino de Santiago 2007 Part III - Low Saturday

Camino de Santiago 2007 Part V - Pentecost - Awaiting Ascension

This route would have been glorious in the sun.  It wasn’t sunny.  The mild chain suck that had developed on the way out from Cordoba had worsened and led to several moral sapping, fawlty-esque moments of frustrated anger and futile shaking of fists at whatever Gods were plaguing us.

Camino de Santiago 2007 Part V - Pentecost - Awaiting Ascension

Circle of Death Tour - 2013

It's bit tattered and curled at the edges, gets moved from one gentleman's reading room to another, and is well thumbed on certain pages.  No, its not a treasured bongo mag, it's the ProCycling Magazine's  "50 Greatest Climbs" edition of January 2007, and it has a lot to answer for. 

Circle of Death Tour - 2013

Great Cycling Climbs of Andalucia - El Yelmo - The Great Helm

The highest road accessible peak in the park, El Yelmo stands tall with its official summit at 1,809 m. Its final kilometres affording magnificent views across a vast swath of southern Spain.

Great Cycling Climbs of Andalucia - El Yelmo - The Great Helm

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Great cycling holidays, on road or off

Journey through Spains greatest natural park.