I had a couple more great rides around Torre Del Mar (near Malaga), up into the hills behind the coast where there are beautiful mountain roads and scenery. The Muro de Almachar climb went up to 620m and had the names of several pros painted on the road, so I guess it must have been used in the Vuelta at some time.
After 5 days of great weather in Torre Del Mar, we went to Seville for three days of sightseeing around the city, which has the largest cathedral in Europe (and it is truly massive).
We then finally made it to Portugal and visited a number of places along the Algarve coast: Olhao, Faro, Albufeira, and Silves. On Saturday 15th we came to Lagos and met up with Dave Shaw who is staying at the same site.
Went for a great ride with Dave on Sunday which took in most of the SW tip of Portugal. Well I say ride it was more of a mountain time trial really, Dave never just cruises! Wall to wall sunshine and with temp up to 17C it was shorts for the first time this year.
Monday was spent touring round the local and very beautiful Lagos area with Pat, me on my mountain bike and she on her E-bike.