Day 31: Moving forward from Fuengirola
7/19/2014 10:33 PM
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.
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…
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.
Good thing on this part was that there is more than one road and I took some alternative road back down.
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.
Road around the area was just excellent, very curvy small roads that was just a bit slow to ride.
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.
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.
For the evening all I had left was to eat and plan for next day.
Total mileage for this day was 628 km in 10 hours.
Total for the trip is now 9249 km.