Just want to say that I am sorry for those of you who have not had the pleasure of riding it
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Thinking of going on ferry to santander mid october. Where's good to ride to? Was thinking of going south then east up the coast.
Any thoughts would be appreciated.
How long will you have over there?
About 5 days, maybe 6 at a push
that you want a reasonable balance between riding and seeing a bit of Spain I
would not go much further south than Madrid.
There is a place just south of Madrid called Aranjuez -- a very pleasant
town that is well worth a visit. Or, if
you want the city experience, stay in Madrid itself. Aranjuez is an easy days ride from Santander
or you could make it a two-day trip if you take some time to look around Burgos on the way -- also well worth doing.
head northeast into the Pyrenees. The
scenery is stunning and you'll have lots of empty, well surfaced mountain roads
to play on -- Heaven. My route up would
be via Saragossa, Huesca and Jaca. Again
Jaca is a very nice place to stay. A
relatively small town with great scenery and a castle.
After a day
of two in the mountains it will be time to work your way back to
Santander. Again, this can be done in a
day without it becoming an endurance test.
The road along the north coast via San Sebastian is great.
loads of places to stay for a reasonable cost.
If you have an iPhone, download the app for NH Hotels. They are all over Spain and in most places you
can usually get a double room for around EUR 50. A lot of their 3-star hotels are of a very
good standard; just what you need after a day of playing on your bike.
Thanks a lot Marcus for your time and trouble. Will definitely check your route out and maybe book some hotels along the way.
Will let you know how we get on ok
You are more than welcome. I hope you have a great time and end up loving it as much as I do.