Touring - Advice for touring spain
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05-08-07, 05:33 AM
Easy question second time down to Spain thinking of going Madrid, Valencia, Barcelona and through Zaragosa to Madrid
please let me know what you think and generally about travelling through Spain
I'd be interested as well. I've got a short tour pencilled in for Barcellona to Costa Brava in the Spring of next year. I'd be interested if anyone has weather info, such as when it gets too hot to cycle qand whether it's windy? I was just in Germany, and it was in the 70s, and only rarely unpleasany, but then again, there was usually a cool breeze.
Im touring with my GF from Barclona through Pamplona, then France ... on to Ireland.
While in the Spanish climate, we plan on very early starts, stopping by 11-12 , then not starting again until 3-4, these parts of the day will be impossible to cycle in, its so dam hot. my opinion anyway.
¿¿¿When do you plan on doing this tour??
And PS. Im living in Barcelona right now, its a beautiful place, just stay away from the tourist traps, and watch your bike in the city centre, there is a market here of stealing and selling them.... prob like most major cities..
not looking to hijack the thread from the OP, but I'm looking at around this time next year. What are the temps and wind like now?
I want to hit a time when it's not too hot for cycling but not too cold for swimming in the sea.
I was in Begur on the Costa Brava in mid June, and found that, while the sea was still a little chilly, it was fine for swimming. It was too hot for cycling, though, except for early morning, late evening.
Any input will be a great help, thanks.
Well the weather is crazy, and supposedly not the normal, all of europe is suffering some strange weather, one minute the sun is beating down on you, very hot, next its pouring rain for a solid week. Ive never lived here at this time of year, so dont know what to expect.
I think May June is good, but still.. during the hottest part of day, depending on where you are from, is too hot.... it is for me anyway. Wind, best bet is to check the net. Again due to the weird weather we are having, some days there is a nice cool breeze, others, its stiffling.
Someone else might ave better advice..
Heat is no problem. Sleep at noon, ride in the early morning and late afternoon till nightfall.
Well, I agree that weather is crazy now, but in most parts of Spain you can be sure you will have hot weather from May to September. You have to be specially careful when ciclyng in the south (Gualdalquivir river valley), or in the Ebro river valley. 35 - 40 ºC temperatures an be easily reached and you need to be very cautious when climbing mountain passes or hills (as you know there are many of them in Spain).
Do not hesitate to contact me if you require additional information.
05-09-07, 07:25 AM
As with anywhere the sea is hottest at the end of the summer, so travel in september still warm out but not roasting and the sea has ahd all summer to warm up.
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