I forgot about Col de Rates. Hard climb up but worth it for the view. Is that old restaurant still there at the top?
I remember it didn't have electricity when I was there last and everything was cooked over a wood fire. Good few years back though.
It was in 2007 when I was last there. Their website is still up.
Ive managed to find a guy who's going to rent me a bike for the week. But torn between road and mtb? I want to climb hills but I also prefer the speed of a road bike...
Im really looking forward to it now - Benidorm seems ideal so Il let you know how I get on.
I had another go at the col de rates and I did much better today, managed to cycle it all with a little break half way. I thought if all these old guys can do it then surely I can so I stripped myself down and had a little break before attacking it. I think I was a little overwhelmed the first time
so where did you recommend turning off on the n332 Colin J? Is it at the main sort of entry to Calpe? Also is it labelled to get back to Javea, presumably to Benissa?