Hi Everybody! I feel like kind of a stalker here, reading and enjoying your posts but not commenting or posting. But now that we are settled in and I have my laptop out, I’ll be able to be a bit more active.
As many of you know, I am no longer in Munich but on an extended trip, a temporary escape from winter at home. Here in Conil, on the Atlantic coast of Andalusia, the temperature has been around 20°C since we arrived over a week ago. It’s about the best weather you can find in Europe at this time of year.
We drove here in our car but I kept my eyes open for bicycles wherever we were – and saw very few. The first stop was in Freiburg, still in Germany. There I got some bicycle shots at the morning market on the main square where the cathedral is located.
No more bicycle sightings until we were in Cahors, pretty far south in France. Not the right season for bicycles and also not the right roads.
In Spain our first stop was Burgos, a beautiful city and bicyle friendly. They even had a bicycle lane next to the river and through a park.
We visited some spectacular cities in Spain – Avila, Segovia, Toledo, Cordoba. All with cobbled streets and often steep. In the historic centers of these towns cars are banned – the narrow streets are not made for cars. But not really for bicycles either. You are best off on foot.
After 13 days, it was a slow car trip, we reached Conil. Here I have seen a few cyclists out for a Sunday ride. Once in a while I see someone using a bicycle to get around town, but not very often.
I guess there wasn’t much bicycle relevant information here but traveling by car just doesn’t expose you to the roads you would be riding on a bike. There is more about our trip on my blog, with pictures of course. If you care to have a look, click HERE.