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Winter Sun

Post by SteveR » Mon Dec 23, 2019 8:54 pm

Feeling the Winter Blues this year after what seems like a really early start to the Winter, back in October!

So, where are some good places to go for a spot of sunshine* and bike riding? I have hired a bike in Tenerife and was pondering the same again for Gran Canaria this time come late January. But just wondered if anyone has any other ideas? Pretty well has to be a hire bike I guess, as the van for the bike and fly options are limited.

My Sister has suggested South Africa, but it is a rather long haul for 7-10 days! :-)






* Not a S European 15C either ! :lol:

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Re: Winter Sun

Post by Tramp » Tue Dec 24, 2019 9:17 am

Winter sun destinations... Canaries, morroc are 2 good calls.. Morroc would be mine cheap flight and bike rental and great experience... Nearer too... And no damn brit cafes on the beaches..

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Re: Winter Sun

Post by SteveR » Tue Dec 24, 2019 11:34 am

Tramp wrote:
Tue Dec 24, 2019 9:17 am
Winter sun destinations... Canaries, morroc are 2 good calls.. Morroc would be mine cheap flight and bike rental and great experience... Nearer too... And no damn brit cafes on the beaches..

Merry chrimbo
Yeah, Morocco has been on a wish list too, but is it warm enough now? Sister went hiking there 5-6 years ago over the Christmas period, and the weather was shite :o

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Re: Winter Sun

Post by biker » Tue Dec 24, 2019 8:56 pm

I would reccomend Almeria province in Southern Spain, was there until a few days ago and the temperature is in the high teens with blue skies. You can ride there all the year round but its too hot for me July and August.
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Re: Winter Sun

Post by Godspeed » Wed Dec 25, 2019 7:10 am

biker wrote:
Tue Dec 24, 2019 8:56 pm
I would reccomend Almeria province in Southern Spain, was there until a few days ago and the temperature is in the high teens with blue skies. You can ride there all the year round but its too hot for me July and August.
Yep, definitely echo that: cheap flight to Malaga and then hire a bike there and ride up to the Sierra Nevada, across to Arc de Frontera, lovely area, weather will likely be better than here and great quiet roads!

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Re: Winter Sun

Post by Peirre » Wed Dec 25, 2019 8:57 am

I’m currently in Paphos Cyprus where despite the occasional rain shower I’ve found that there’s a decent biking scene here, and some splendid roads up in the Troodos mountains nearby with twisty, almost empty roads climbing up over 1100m. I was out and about on Sunday and saw groups of HD, GSA, and ADV bikes

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Re: Winter Sun

Post by Tonibe63 » Wed Dec 25, 2019 9:30 am

Godspeed wrote:
Wed Dec 25, 2019 7:10 am
biker wrote:
Tue Dec 24, 2019 8:56 pm
I would reccomend Almeria province in Southern Spain, was there until a few days ago and the temperature is in the high teens with blue skies. You can ride there all the year round but its too hot for me July and August.
Yep, definitely echo that: cheap flight to Malaga and then hire a bike there and ride up to the Sierra Nevada, across to Arc de Frontera, lovely area, weather will likely be better than here and great quiet roads!

Looking for somewhere to fly/ride in March, what's the weather likely to be that time of year? Can't decide between there or the Canaries.
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Re: Winter Sun

Post by Godspeed » Wed Dec 25, 2019 9:48 am

Reckon 18.... perfect really 👍
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Re: Winter Sun

Post by Tonibe63 » Wed Dec 25, 2019 9:50 am

Thanks.
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Re: Winter Sun

Post by SteveR » Fri Dec 27, 2019 6:54 pm

biker wrote:
Tue Dec 24, 2019 8:56 pm
I would reccomend Almeria province in Southern Spain, was there until a few days ago and the temperature is in the high teens with blue skies. You can ride there all the year round but its too hot for me July and August.
That's decent enough, although maybe not quite warm or sunny enough for Herself to relax if I am poncing about on a bike somewhere!! I'll have a look though.

Thanks :)

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