Road to Granada


I know, it’s been a long time since I published my last update. I’m currently in Granada. I’m working in a hostel and I’m enjoying this amazing city. It’s a three months break I’m taking and the main reason is to avoid the summer in the Sahara.

More about Granada in a next post. This post is about the road I took to get here. obviously my next stop was Barcelona. Barcelona is a gigantic giant city, and I think most of my public know more about the city than me, since I only stopped here for two days. If you don’t know the city, it’s main attraction is the Sagrada Famillia, an impressive piece of architecture designed by Gaudi. They started building the cathedral in 1882, and they’re still working on it.

The next city I passed trough was Tarragona. Much smaller than Barcelona, but definitely worth a visit. It has an ancient Roman Amphitheater. Another fun fact: the city isn’t flat, but there are stairways to get from the lower part of the city to the upper part. The cathedral looks unfinished, but it’s not the only unfinished cathedral I saw here.

Back on the road again, towards Valencia! The Euro Velo 8 route, following the the Mediterranean coast, is a work in progress. At some places they were some construction works going on, and some places already have amazing cycling roads. Once it’s going to be finished, it’s going to be amazing. I hope I can cycle this road again one day avoid the busy roads.

Next: Valencia. Valencia is a huge city, but the park that stretches all over it makes it a very liveable place. The park is built in an old, dry river. It has sport facilities, entertainment, bars and a lot of green areas. It’s an oasis all across the city.

After Valencia I left the coast. I found a travel job in Granada, and I suddenly had a time limit. I was cycling in the Murcia region and I found myself in the middle of nowhere. Roads were empty, farms looked abandoned, it seemed like everyone had just left the place.

Later, arriving in Andalucía I crossed the amazing Sierra Nevada mountains before arriving in Granada. The views were stunning, and still, no soul around me. There were some villages on the way, but outside of those villages there was nothing.

In my next posts I will tell you some more about the amazing city Granada is. Stay tuned!

4 thoughts on “Road to Granada

  1. Great guy! I’m looking forward to read about your riding through the Sahara. Will you take your canoe with you?

  2. I commented. Where is my comment?

    1. It should be there… I sent my kayak home in the south if France, where I met up with my parents. No point talking it to the Sahara… 😉

      1. I thought so 🙂

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