scelder wrote:Very keen to hear more about your trip. I am arriving on the Santander Ferry (arriv 17th Sept) and biking to Cadiz to catch the ferry to Tenneriffe. I am on my own - so if anyone else is about then give me a shout. How was the weather? Did you have trouble with dogs running free? Was accommodation easy to find? And lastly, I am on a touring bike and it would appear that some parts are more suitable for mountain bikes - I am on del la Plata route for most of the route.
I should put all the info on this weekend, hopefully.
Weather? Should not have started Jun8th, should have started May 8th. Most days were over 30c, into Extramadura 35+ every day.This suited me but not my cousin. Should be nearly Oct when you get down there so will be much cooler. Headwind from SW was a bloody nightmare.
Dogs? Only dogs I saw were silly mouse sized ones that the Spanish love.
Accommodation? Everywhere. Loads of it, if you can't see it, ask, rooms above bars are cheap. If you get caught between towns then there are plenty of roadhouses. Best not to go in ones called "clubs".
I used a "sporty" hybrid, your bike (on 32's) will be suitable everywhere, even on the RDLP. I did not use this as much as I intended to, I preferred more social interaction.