Over the Hills and Far Away or Guadalest & Motorcycle Museum
It was a cold, cloudy morning, March 20th, when 26 people turned up for a drive thru the Rocky Mountains of Alicante, more correctly Aitana hillsides. After a wee break in Relleu Town, the real climbing could begin. Famous for the Rally Mediterranean, this road have everything. Constant change of rhythm, asphalt, hairpin bends, crossings, rainy surface, slippery or just moist at it´s best. Some off us experienced there where to many people on bicycles that day, as the fog was a bit overwhelming and bike riders popped up as ghost from bicycle heaven all the time. At times I was afraid I would send one or two that way! Going up La Aitana mountain (1.558m/5.118ft) in a car takes it toll on drivers and cars, concentrated, following up on the road – tires – brakes – and the wet surface added excitement to the drive. At 1.025m/3.362ft we are at Puerto de Tudons, and we start to climb downhill towards lower ground. After another wet slippery drive down hill, we ended up with the easiest part of the drive. We arrived at Restaurante El Riu and Guadalest Moto Museum just 20 minutes late, and given the weather, not bad at all. We had a nice meal and the members of the PCC enjoyed a half price ticket to the Museum. Well done everyone.