He's right you know.
Shouldn't grumble but I'm being forced to arrange a weeks holiday in October for 6 adults and 3 kids. Looks like it's going to have to be some nasty resort somewhere with a beach and pool and I've given up suggesting more interesting places.
The path of least resistance seems to be Canaries/Mallorca/Spain etc etc. Personally, I'd probably rather be at work than sitting on a beach all day but at least if I can smuggle a bike on the plane (or hire one there) I can get some rides in.
I've never been to any of those places riding and they do sound great (Flanders is as exotic as I've managed). Mountains and spring weather in October sounds brilliant.
I don't think I'll be able to steer the location far from an airport (and that might work better anyway if I have to make my own way to the hotel/villa/apartments with an enormous bike box). Probably end up being a package holiday I guess.
So what do people think, of the tacky places where is best for riding, Malaga, Palma, Benidorm, Alicante, Valencia etc etc?
It sounds like there are better places e.g. Port de Pollenca, Denia but, as mentioned, I can't really drag them away from the main resorts without a good non-cycling reason.
I guess I can fit mainly 4 hour rides in so better if half of that wasn't spent riding out of a city. Actually starting to appeal a bit, early start and then fat boy greasy breakfast every day.....
Sorry the above is so vague but I'm a bit clueless on this.
Lanzarote - check out the H10 Rubicon Palace
Big family resort but with good bike hire shops and easy access to good cycling
Tenerife - are there many routes there? Looks (again from Google) to be link Gran Canaria and all about the one big thing to climb.
I love the closeness of Can Pastilla to Palma airport but is it the wrong side of Palma to be near the hills (basing this on a non-scientific gazing at Google maps)? Having that bike hire so close is pretty cool though.
So what do people think, of the tacky places where is best for riding, Malaga, Palma, Benidorm, Alicante, Valencia etc etc?.