Category Archives: Cycling in Spain

Lagos de Covadonga – Picos de Europa

The day after L’Angliru we climbed the road to the lakes of Covadonga. I was more keen than ever to climb steep roads. I was hoping, Lago the Covadonga would be as steep as L’Angliru. The pain was forgotten. The … Continue reading

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Queen of El Angliru

It was one of our last cycling highlights on our 2012 Europe Tour of Highlights. We were on the home stretch, bee-lining the over 2600km back towards my hometown of Senftenberg near Dresden, after our mechanical delay in Porto, Portugal. … Continue reading

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La Covatilla

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I hadn’t heard of La Covatilla prior to coming to Spain despite this climb featuring in the 2011 Vuelta a España. Bejar and the Sierra de Bejar is only a short drive from Avíla and Piedrahíta, where we had ridden … Continue reading

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Sierra del Gredos

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This amazing journey, on which AMR and I had been for seven months, has finally come to an end! Like all good things must! Some, or most of you, will already know that we are back in Brisbane and it’s good … Continue reading

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La Bola del Mundo – The impossible climb

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What happened to a cyclist who thinks 10% gradient is ‘comfortably flat’? a) She’s gone stark raven mad. b) She’s been cycling in Spain. c) All of the above. If this climb had just been the Puerto de Navacerrada in … Continue reading

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A ride along the Costa Brava…

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… from St Feliu de Guixols to Tossa de Mar and back. First there were beautiful fast descends, and sea views to the left! At the half way point there was some surprise sightseeing in Tossa’s medieval old town because … Continue reading

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Chapter Five: Our Vuelta a Espana! Four memorable rides in the Spanish Pyrenees

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We crossed the border into Spain from Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port. We landed on a different planet. The French Pyrenees had been lovely with lush green fields and forests, villages with vegetable gardens, corn fields and vineyards, the air always fresh, even on … Continue reading

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