Saturday October 15, 2005, 64 km (40 miles) – Total so far: 11,986 km (7,448 miles)
We had a big climb over the Sierra Palmitera mountain range to Ronda and were up as high as 1125m in places.
Ronda is an amazing little town, what a find. We weren’t even planning to come this way but were forced inland because all roads following the coast are motorways.
It’s a great little town built either side of a bridge crossing a massive gorge. There are lots of tourists here even though it’s out of season. We’ve found a real bargain of a hostel too, at only €20 a night it’s the cheapest we’ve stayed in. The hostel is actually for sale; maybe we should move here? Great weather, nice mountains, good cycling country, it’s certainly something to think about.