What a beautiful (but challenging) way to celebrate our 25th anniversary! We did the self guided White Villages Cycle Tour beginning on June 16th. Every amazing thing you read about Ashley and ACE is absolutely correct!
We started off with a rest day in Ronda....wow...and then began what turned out to be probably the hardest thing I've ever done. We are a pair of fit canadian hockey players, down hill skiers, bike riders...but neither my husband or I have seen hills (moutains?!) like that. We live in a very flat farming community in small town Ontario so no matter how much we trained in advance there was no way for us to prepare ourselves for those climbs.
We are proud of our accomplishment and even more pleased with the sights and the quiet rides (well except for me cursing on the big climbs!).
The hotels were all above par and some outstanding - Hotel Coritjo Salinas...Cortijo Las Piletas...sigh....
Honestly, this is not a ride for the 'leisure' cyclist....especially in extremely hot temps but if you are in shape and ready for a challenge give it a go.
As you'll read, the motorists are extremely cautious and we never felt at danger. I was also concerned about riding around the hills of Spain on our own....with our passports and all our money/cards with us. No one EVER made us feel uncomfortable or threatened. They were all just happy to see us!
Oh...practice your spanish at least a bit...many bars/hotels/shops speak very little or no english...between my husband's grade 9 spanish, limited french, Ottawa Valley and eyebrow raising he never went thristy! ;)
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