Valencia to Chinchilla de Mont Aragon Lifeday 25,307

1-2016-11-08-14-18-52Apologies for the 22 day hiatus due to my very pleasurable weekend with all the family in Skeggie, so enjoyable I booked it for next year too. A first ๐Ÿ™‚
Plus a week of the time was pleasurably spent introducing Sally to the delights of biking around Ibiza ๐Ÿ™‚

Yesterday I started my tour again from Valencia,and its excellent ย Hotel Valencia Center, I liked it so much I stayed a couple of days extra after dropping Sally of at Valencia airport. ย In fact I could easily see me returning for longer ๐Ÿ™‚

It was a very tough day too, with a huge climb according to Strava of 6,423 feet over 67 miles with a wind direct from the West and yes I was heading West ๐Ÿ™ ย It was cold too and I was dressed for the sun not high altitudes :-(. Finally arriving at the delightful Hotel Jalance with itโ€™s very steep driveway ๐Ÿ™ frozen and totally wrecked.

This morning I dressed in every bit of cycling clothes that I had, the wind continued and perhaps I should have stayed, that’s the problem with booking a hotel the night before ๐Ÿ™

The day was pretty murderous climbing up to 3,000 feet and then, due to the strength of the ย wind, having to pedal down the hills in a low gear ๐Ÿ™
The day finally ended with a climb, as the name suggests, to Chinchilla de MONT Aragon and the freezing cold bedroom at El Volante with itโ€™s very tepid warm water shower (I didnโ€™t bother as I would never have warmed up again ๐Ÿ™ You can view the Strava here.

I think I will be sleeping in my clothes but I guess for โ‚ฌ25 what else do you expect. My slowest average speed ever according to Strava of 8mph and not a speck of sun all day.

6 thoughts on “Valencia to Chinchilla de Mont Aragon Lifeday 25,307”

  1. BET you still enjoyed it though ….NOTHING like a good challenge to get the adrenalin going , NO ICE CREAMS THEN ?????

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