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51km Xeraco – Les Rotes

December 27th, 2006 1 comment


A lazy day for us. We slept in, enjoyed a long lunch on the beach and finished early just outside of Denia, a busy seaside town with ferries to the party island of Ibiza and plenty of British pubs. After speaking almost only German yesterday, it seems this may be where the British invasion of Spain begins. The campground we found, Los Pinos, is almost entirely filled with Brits, although the atmosphere here is quiet, laid back and very affordable, despite being right on the beach. It’s a world away from the overpriced expat haven we found outside Barcelona earlier in the trip. We stopped early to give us a chance to clean our bikes and wow, did they ever need it. Our chains were encrusted with dirt. The bikes sound a lot better now and hopefully our cleaning will extend the life of some parts.

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One Response to “51km Xeraco – Les Rotes”

  1. andrew says:

    CV605 Xeraco to Grau de Gandia – Hardly anyone on the road, until close to Grau de Gandia. Very quiet all round and still flat.

    CV670 Grau de Gandia to Oliva – A bit busier, some trucks, but still a wide shoulder and really no problems for touring bikes to meander along at your own pace. Lots of orange groves!

    N332 Oliva (about 10km, turned off towards the beach) – Busiest road of the day but lots of shoulder and nothing like the infamous N340.

    CV730 to Denia – Mostly quiet coastal road, some traffic in towns, but overall no problems.

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