Wednesday, 18 February 2015

Nerja and Frigiliana

Fantastic day out cycling today following a circular route through Frigiliana and Nerja.
Once again I consulted Google maps and found another hilly route, but this one was shorter than the epic trip last week.  Fearing a mutiny from Darren I also took some chocs with us to keep us going up the hills.
The route was extremely quiet and the views of snow capped mountains and the sea were incredible.
Some of the hills were brutal and I got off and walked a few times, but Daz was made of tougher stuff and made it round the whole route without his feet touching the road.
Our first stop was the lovely hill town of Frigiliana which we approached from high above. We freewheeled down to a cafe with a view down to Nerja and the coast.
Feeling refreshed after a caffeine shot we carried on our way, but now it was mainly just rolling down hill. It was about 450 vertical metres down to the amazing Balcon de Europa.
This is a rocky outcrop in the centre of Nerja  where huge waves were crashing onto the rocks below. By now the sun was shining and I had my photo taken with a statue of the King of Spain (I think), before we headed off for a well deserved al fresco late lunch.

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