Blog

Gravatar

Day 31: Moving forward from Fuengirola

Jul 19

Written by: Ilpo Juvander
7/19/2014 10:33 PM  RssIcon

After a day off from driving it was time to move forward again. We decided to split with Janne and continue on our own again as we had a bit different kind of routes planned.

After breakfast quick packing and at 08:30 I was ready to drive. Janne was left behind.

DSC01407DSC01409

While packing the bike it turned out that the garage had turned into sleeping place for a group of people. A lot cheaper than getting a room at the hotel, but still…

DSC01410DSC01411

For the beginning I had taken a route through smaller roads after Malaga towards Sierra Nevada. This was again excellent choice, roads were really enjoyable to ride.

While getting closer to Sierra Nevada I was a bit exited that is is possible to drive over the mountain or not. Just last night I found some information that this mountain cannot be driven through from its highest point.

Road to the top was really nice big road and on the top I found out that road indeed was closed.

DSC01412DSC01413

Good thing on this part was that there is more than one road and I took some alternative road back down.

image

On the way down I saw Janne driving towards me, he had taken bigger roads but ended in same place.

After getting down I decided to ride around the mountain and then over one pass that was open.

DSC01415

Road around the area was just excellent, very curvy small roads that was just a bit slow to ride.

DSC01414

After Sierra Nevada I had another park on the road: Sierra de Baza. Start of the route was a bit boring, but on the northern side there were some really nice roads.

For rest of the driving day it was just to refuel bike and drive to next hotel I had reserved.

DSC01418

Hotel Malena was a small roadside hotel and restaurant, very nice new place and excellent Wi-Fi connection all the time. Will for sure visit this hotel again.

DSC01419DSC01420

For the evening all I had left was to eat and plan for next day.

DSC01421DSC01422

DSC01423DSC01424

Total mileage for this day was 628 km in 10 hours.

image

Total for the trip is now 9249 km.

image

Tags:
Categories: Travel, Spain
Location: Blogs Parent Separator Ilpo Juvander