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85km Ramonete – Mojacar

January 2nd, 2007 1 comment


There is no shortage of beautiful coastlines here!We were up before the first rays of the sun and on the road as soon as the light would allow us to cycle. For our effort, we were greeted with a good 10km of climbing. Having gone without a proper breakfast in hopes of finding a cafe down the road, it was a tough start to the day! Our efforts paid off though, as the next 20km was downhill all the way into the town of Aguilas. After stocking up on groceries at Lidl – our favourite discount supermarket – we had lunch by the port and then carried on along the coast towards Almeria. There was plenty of climbing in the afternoon as well, but the hills were not too big and came with regular downhill stretches to match so we made good time inbetween stops to admire the view over the Mediterranean. A few campgrounds came our way but they were all quite expensive so we carried on, finally finding one that was just 12.50 euros. That left enough in the budget for two large beers at the local British pub, which was our goal all along!

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One Response to “85km Ramonete – Mojacar”

  1. andrew says:

    N332 Ramonete – Aguilas – A very quiet stretch of road, with hardly a car to speak of until you reach the twinned highway. Some heavy climbing coming out of Ramonete (the only town with any services) but then you get a solid downhill for at least 20km all the way into Aguilas on the twinned highway with a good shoulder.

    A332 Aguilas – El Pozo – Some traffic but nothing too serious. One campground just outside Aguilas.

    ALP118 El Pozo – Mojacar – Very quiet in parts with some great views over the sea in the run up to Villaricos. Campgrounds just after Villaricos and also around Mojacar as well as a good string of supermarkets, cafes and bars. Garrucha was a reasonably sized town too with plenty of shops.

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