Day 174: Tarragona to Vinaròs

Saturday September 24, 2005, 127 km (79 miles) – Total so far: 10,701 km (6,649 miles)

Today we followed the N340 coast road south. The road was pretty busy with trucks again, despite the fact that it’s the weekend. We did manage to find a 20 km stretch of abandoned road which was nice and quiet, but it was mostly trucks, trucks, and more trucks. We need to get a better map.

Vineròs turned out to be a pleasant little town. There was a live band in the town square with food and drink laid on for the locals. Our cheap hotel is fine (€€27 for the room) we have a very comfy bed which is much appreciated after quite a long ride.

We had paella for dinner again, but this time it was very oily and contained a lot of pork. But did taste great washed down with the house red wine.

We managed a nice detour on the old and now abandoned N340a coastal road

We managed a nice detour on the old and now abandoned N340a coastal road

An old windmill? Or just there for the tourists?

An old windmill? Or just there for the tourists?

The archpriest church Nuestra Señora de la Asunción in Vinaròs

The archpriest church Nuestra Señora de la Asunción in Vinaròs

3 thoughts on “Day 174: Tarragona to Vinaròs

  1. Rick Slater

    Hey guys! Sounds great this trip! We wondered which maps you used for this leg of your journey as we hear that it is quite hard to avoid traffic around here and we are currently trying to source more detailed maps than the 1:200k ones we have found

    Thanks!

    1. JustinBelcher Post author

      Hi Rick. We had the same problem with parts of Spain. I gravitate towards Michelin maps because they’re the ones I’m most familiar with, but the 1:150,000 ones don’t cover the whole country. Here’s a link

      1. Rick Slater

        Thanks a lot! In fact, yes these are the ones we have on the way in the post, we shall see how they look. Other than these it seems the next bet is to buy stacks of the 1:50k maps, which is a pain when we don’t know if we will pass through the area for certain!

        Anyway, I’ve really enjoyed looking through your Spanish leg of the trip as it is where we intend to be. Particulalrly looking forward to Gandia over the mountains down to Benidorm (this is why i wanted to find a more detailed map) We don’t want to end up at a dead end after an hour of steep up!

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