This Sunday four of us met as planned at Orba petrol station and after a brief chat we headed off along the CV715 and then onto Alcalali and Jalon where we picked up another bike as planned and then down to Benissa and on to the N332 and we collected the last 2 bikes at the Calpe North petrol station. We headed south through Altea and onto Benidorm, they still haven’t finished the Benidorm bypass road works and nothing seems to have been done for months on it. We turned onto the CV70 and then left onto the CV 758 and into Finestrat where we stopped for our first coffee of the day.
After coffee we continued until we turned on to the CV 770 and on through Sella. As we started to climb Aitana the temperature dropped considerably, we had a great ride up through the bends to the top of the mountain and it was decidedly chilly by the time we got to the top at just over 1000m. we dropped down the other side of the mountain and on into Alcolecha, through the narrow streets and down to the junction with the CV 70 again where we turned left heading for Alcoy before turning right onto the CV 710 to Gorga. Our usual bar was open again in Gorga but we continued on through Benimasot where the bar was still closed for holidays. We stopped at the piscina bar in Tollos for our second coffee and a chat.
After coffee we continued on the narrow CV713 through Beniaia and down to the junction with the CV 712 where we turned right and had a great rune down through Val d’Ebo and it was only as we dropped down towards Pego that the temperature started to rise again. We split up at the junction with the CV 715 and made our way home.
Thanks to Aad for today’s photos.