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Day 2157, Murcia – Alicante, Spain: Back to the Coast

Posted by Thomas Andersen Posted on Jan - 04 - 2017

Distance: 92.9 km
Ride time: 5:07:38
Average: 18.1 km/h
Max speed: 39.2 km/h
Total: 54791 km

It had been a great break in Barcelona with my family. After spending all of yesterday in a train it felt good to be cycling again. Our idea was to go down to the coast at Alicante for a reunion with the Mediterranean Sea which we left behind near Granada.

We are once again following road 340, Spain’s longest road that goes all the way from Cadiz in Andalusia to Barcelona – a road that we have been following most of the way. The 340 and the Mediterranean are really our homes these days – and what a home 🙂

We were slowly descending towards sea level, the cycling being less dramatic than the prior days in the wild Andalusian mountains. We are entering the eastern part of Spain where Valenciano and Catalan are the preferred languages. Already now signs are usually written in both tongues.

Finally the deep blue Mediterranean was right there in front of us again as we cycled into Alicante for a nice ice cream break. We are now back in tourist land.

On the way out of town we stopped in a super market to buy bread, chorizo, and red wine, and then made a nice Spanish picnic at a camp site. Cycling through Spain is indeed pretty comfortable.

Categories: Spain
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One Response so far.

  1. Yeah, I think I could live with all of that. 🙂