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66km Peniscola to Benicassim

December 21st, 2006 1 comment


Peniscola from a distanceJust couldnOur decision to quit early yesterday paid off as a much warmer, sunnier day dawned. What we hoped for on the Spanish coast! We headed into the town and took a road that led right along the coast, which made for some stunning scenery as the winds and unsettled weather of the day before created huge waves as far as we could see. Soon we were in a regional park, centred around the Cap d’Irta, and followed what was marked as a bicycle trail for quite some time, still along the coast. The rugged cliffs, crashing waves and even a wild boar running across our path made for a fantastic morning, even if it was slightly hard work on the rocky dirt road. Around noon we surfaced again in the seaside resorts and continued to follow the coastal path for some kilometers, until finally we were forced to rejoin the busy highway. There are more road choices here than further north though and it wasn’t long before we could come back to the sea, where we found a campsite nearly on the beach for just 10 euros. Tomorrow we will continue, with hopes of stopping just outside Valencia for our last night of camping before we take a hostel over Christmas.

While we were in the Cap d’Irta area we took a little video which you can see below:

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One Response to “66km Peniscola to Benicassim”

  1. andrew says:

    Unmarked coastal road to Pla dels Pitxells – Small windy road, lots of signs to warn drivers of cyclists but it was very quiet in any case.

    Cycle path through the Cap d’Irta Park – Hard work on the rocky dirt road but well worth it for the scenery. This is marked as a bicycle path but you may have to share the road with the occasional car.

    Unmarked coastal road Les Fonts – Torreblanca – Light traffic, no problem with navigation, just stay along the sea until you turn up to Torreblanca from Torrenostra. Some campsites along this stretch, including a couple all-year ones.

    N340 Torreblanca – Les Platgetes – Same ol’, same ol’. Busy and noisy. You lose your shoulder entirely for a few kilometers going up the hill after Orpesa.

    Unmarked coastal road Les Platgetes – Benicassim – A good downhill into Benicassim. At least three all-year campgrounds here. Typical in-town traffic.

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