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Touring Altura Portugal to Estepona

Old 02-08-24, 09:42 PM
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Originally Posted by Don11
October or late September.... I think I start in Malaga and head to Faro via coast....
I spent a month in Portugal this October and the weather was extremely varied with some hot days as well as some extremely windy rainy days. My only advice as previously the absolute worst part of Portugal is along the coast from a cycle touring perspective. Iíd like to joke that if Portugal needed an enema they put the hose in the Algarve.
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Ha ha... Thanks for the info..... I'll have a good think about it and might go September instead.... Thanks for your reply
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Originally Posted by indyfabz
April is a good time weather-wise, and Easter week is early this year, so you wonít have the crowds to contend with. I arrived on Holy Thursday and stayed until the Monday after Easter on the recommendation of the campground owner. He said everywhere would be mobbed. I had been there in mid-March two years earlier during a train tour of Spain. The place was relatively empty. When I rode in on Holy Thursday I didnít recognize where I was until I hit the bridge across the gorge because of all the visitors.

Donít know how long it would be or how much climbing, but maybe map out Ronda-Grazalema-Puerto de Las Palomas-Zahara de la Sierra-Montecorto-Setenil de la Bodega-Ronda.
That would be a great ride, but probably a ton of climbing.
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Originally Posted by MinnMan
That would be a great ride, but probably a ton of climbing.
Anywhere you go around there is going to involve climbing. There be mountains all around.

A view from a park in the old section of town (Sorry for the poor scan quality.)


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Originally Posted by indyfabz
Anywhere you go around there is going to involve climbing. There be mountains all around.

A view from a park in the old section of town (Sorry for the poor scan quality.)




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