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  • Day74

    Let's bet! (*Parions!)

    August 1, 2016 in Spain

    Maintenant que l'on a atteint les 1'000 km en 1 mois!
    Combien de kilomètres pensez vous que l'on aura atteint à la fin du voyage?

    La personne qui sera la plus proche aura une récompense!

    Now that we have reached our 1'000 km in 1 month!
    How many kilomeyers do you think we will reach at the end of our trip?

    The person who is the closest will receive a prize!

  • Day29


    June 6 in Spain

    Heute sind wir mit dem Fahrrad nach Valencia gefahren. In der gesamten Stadt gibt es gute Fahrradwege. Zuerst haben wir die Kathedrale besichtigt. Danach ging es zum "Plaza Redonda". Im Reiseführer wurde beschrieben, dass man hier Stände findet die kachelverkleidet sind und beispielsweise Nähzeug verkaufen, allerdings wurde der Platz renoviert und wir waren eher enttäuscht von der neuen Optik. Dann ging es weiter zum "Mercado Central", dem Hauptmarkt Valencias. Er ist der größte überdachte Markt Europas. Danach sind wir noch zum "Torres de Quart", ein Tor und kleines Stück der alten Stadtmauer. Dann sind wir noch durch das älteste Viertel Valncias "Barrio del Carmen". Wir finden Valncia ist eine schöne Stadt, die Sehenswürdigkeiten sind aber nichts besonderes.Read more

  • Day28


    June 5 in Spain

    Da immer mehr Differenzialöl aus der rechten Achse rausgetropft ist, haben wir uns gestern entschieden in eine Werkstatt zufahren. Ein echter Glücksgriff - "Auto Eduardo"! Da die Frau des Mechanikers Deutsche war, war die Verständigung sehr einfach und das Problem schnell erklärt. Ersatzteile bestellt und für uns heißt es eine Nacht im Hotel schlafen. Dank Allianz-Schutzbrief überhaupt kein Problem. Am nächsten Tag war das Auto schnell repariert und die Fahrt kann weiter gehen.Read more

  • Day31


    June 8 in Spain

    Zu diesem Ort gibt es nichts besonderes zu erzählen. Hier an der Costa Blanca reihen sich die Touristen Hotspots, wie zum Beispiel "Benidorm", aneinander. Javea ist zwar auch ein Touristen Hotspots, aber die Hotels sind nicht so sehr in die Höhe gebaut. Die Promenade ist nett, um am Abend spazieren zugehen. Es gibt sehr viele Bars und Restaurants. Es waren fast nur Engländer und Spanier hier.

  • Day6

    First day of cheating.

    August 4 in Spain

    What was supposed to make life easier & to a certain extent safer initially didn't seem to be all it was cracked up to be. Various minor ailments suggested that 80 miles wasn't the smartest of options but getting to Murcia airport & then negotiating the bizarre intricacies of the rental agreement pushed the stress levels way beyond what an imminent mountain could. It's the first time I've had to deal with a downgrade & having to pay for a tank of petrol without being due warned. Back to the hotel & the receptionist thought I was clincally insane to have done what I'd already done. Because of the 4 wheels & motor there was a little more freedom. Decided to head towards Elche - a world herritage site - a historic palm grove (but that doesn't really do the size justice) In an outlying town there was the obligatory Christ statue on a mountain - they love him in the latin parts. Afraid it was quite Rio though. Made it to Elche & proceeded to go round in circles trying to find somewhere to park. That sorted headed to the visitor centre - ambled around the main palm area - lots of shade = good. Then went with the recommendation - climb the cathedral tower. 170 steps in 40° heat - going to be sweaty. Views were good & showed the scale of the palms. Had some ice cream on the way back to the car. Heading off to the hotel, passed a number of castles - clearly a sought after neck of the woods at one point. Stopped at Saxo Castle - closed but could walk up the hill to it. Made it to the hotel by 6 - refreshed & relatively sweat free. I was told about the fiesta that was happening tonight. The towns great & good were running a racing around Moixant - in this heat. Surely they need to rethink the date of their fiesta - August is always stupid hot. Wasn't tempted in the slightest but made entertaining viewing for a while. Headed back to watch the match.Read more

  • Day7

    Interesting post bike packing breakfast - lots of local toast toppings & not much else. Some I got marmalade & peach jam, there was the usual Spanish tomato thing, a honey & something else spread that clearly was less than the sum of the parts & the climax - a soft cheese with truffle shavings in - surprisingly good. Packed up & set out the next leg of the castle trail. Tried to get up to the local watchtowers but parking was limited, the road was narrow & I was jittery about the car getting scratches - '€300' they said. Pushed on & not 10km had passed & another castle. Managed to get a bit closer with aircon ie the car. As before nice views, striking location & closed. Take the hint. Next 2, decided to admire from a distance - namely the motorway. Thankfully, the first burst of Valencia in the car would be Sunday morning & even more thankfully I found a spot near the hotel. Some kind gent made sure I didn't pay - apparently Mon - Sat 9am - 4pm. Just means I need to head off somewhere before 9 - doable. Decided to try & see as much of the city today & do the beach tomorrow morning. First stop - The Mestalla Stadium - Valencia FC & site of a certain Mr R Benitez's first great successes. Had to go a pay homage. Bit of a battle getting there in that it was just so hot - still. Tried to take it easy but sweat was pouring off. Took a strategic aircon break & evetually made it. Quiet a striking stadium. Found the stadium tour window & eventually figured out that they'd stopped the tours 30 mins earlier. Ho-hum. Back to the madly weird views of the Science & Arts district where I was staying. In this heat indoor exhibitions were the way to go. Couldn't find the entrance to the Palais Artes - which was something of a relief. Next the Hemispheric which turns out was a big Imax cinema & they were showing a NASA film on the journey to Mars. Originally I'd planned to go to the science museum but this was too tempting. On returning at the set time of 4 & finding an epic queue with more than the requisite quota of noisy children I was less sure. Eventually settled in to my seat with my stupid headset on. To be fair, while it was clearly just a NASA puff piece biggibg themselves up, it was still impressive.Read more

  • Day8

    Car parking charges starting at 9am necesitated an early start. On packing up it dawned that I'd left my razor at the last place - this cheating has robbed me of my routines - what else will I forget because of this laziness. Had a last little walk amongst the puddles, for there was a thunderstorm last night - hadn't made it any cooler. Headed down towards the beach and got a free parking space so was happy. Off for a swim so a bit of repacking was due. Amazingly at just after 9 things were fairly busy. Found a quietish spot and had my dip. Nice and cooling. By the time I was back at the car all benefit had gone. More repacking & just a little worrying - while I'd booked the car from 12, the actual time I'd received the first car at was on the agreement & hadn't been amended in light if the fact I'd had to hang around for what I'd actually booked. Didn't really need to panic - 15 mins to the petrol station & a couple of mins beyond for the car hire. Copious photos & a bit of tidying. The guy had a cursory glance & all was good - possibly. Checked the card at the airport - the deposit had been refunded but the fuel hadn't yet. Hmmmm! Checked bike in easily enough aside from it not being on the boarding pass unless you scrolled down - cue panic. Had to take it airside with her, which meant closing down check in just for me. Expecting vicious looks when boarding. Finished off with an airpory paellla - not bad. Oh yes Manchester could learn a thing or two - trolleys free, wifi free & unlimited. Ah well Manchester is shit & lives upto it.Read more

  • Day22

    Coll de Rates

    September 27 in Spain

    Cycling today, took in Pedrguer on the way out to Parcent, the start of the 'Coll de Rates'. Kay met up with me in a nice cycle café in a pretty town called Jalon on the way back. Managed to pop in for a quick beer at Monroe's Carvery, just for old times sake...

  • Day18

    One stop Sagunto

    September 23 in Spain

    Most of the day in the van today, very hot, arrived in Sagunto, nice to have air con in the room. Went out I had Garlic Spaghetti, Kay had Salmon Teriyaki, very nice, miserable waiter serving... finally got to take Lotty to the beach

  • Day74

    Jour 35 * 1'000 K !!!!!!!

    August 1, 2016 in Spain


    Je précise que c'est bien 1'000 km roulés et non parcouru parce que c'est vrai que Tata Louisette, Simon et le train nous ont un peu avancé par moment... 😁
    Mais nous ne les avons pas compté!

    Alors ce soir petit restau! Xav a carrelent pris 2 plats! 😂 G un petit verre de prosecco...
    1'000 km ça se fête!

    Santé et bisous à tous!
    Merci pour vos messages, votre soutient et vos encouragements!
    Ca nous aide beaucoup! Sans ça je ne sais pas si je continuerai le blog!

    Et ce soir on dort encore sur la plage!
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You might also know this place by the following names:

Comunitat Valenciana, Landes Valencia, Valencia, Communauté Valencienne, Valenza, ヴァレンシア, 발렌시아 지방, Область Валенсия

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