- Todays mileage: 33
- Total mileage: 106
- Disasters: Zero 😁
The airbnb apartment was lovely – right in the centre of the Old Town. The only problem was it was right near the town clock who’s bell chimed every hour. This made for a broken nights sleep. The decor was a throwback to the 70’s but for €40 we couldn’t complain.
We slept in late and had breakfast on our roof terrace.
After a lazy breakfast we walked up to the fort and paid €2 for a look round.
Inside the fort was Wolfgang Berus coffin. Haven’t a clue who he is so I’m going to google him when I’ve a minute…
We then started todays ride. We’d chosen the Via Verde de la Sierra. It’s a 25 mile long cycle path from Olvera to Puerto Serrano.
If Carlsberg did cycle paths this would be it….
- No cars ✔
- Stunning scenery ✔
- Eagles flying above you ✔
- Bars on route ✔
- Blazing sunshine ✔
- 30 tunnel and 4 viaducts ✔
- 25 miles long ✔
- DOWN HILL ALL THE WAY ✔
Oh and did I mention it was down hill all way 😁 Originally designed to be a railway but never finished and turned into a cycle/walking path. If you’re a cyclist & in this area then the Via Verde de la Sierra is a must !
On reaching Puerto Serrano we discovered there wasn’t much accommodation. Provably because its a bit of a hole & no-one would want to stay there. So we pushed on to Villamartin where we got a 1 bed apartment for the night.
We booked it through Booking.com which was easy. They gave us a confirmation, the door code and maps to get there – what could go wrong…
Well the door code didn’t work & the contact we called no hablo englasie.
Anyway he obviously understood we couldn’t get in & came round. All sorted in a ground floor flat. Clean and a querky design – the only thing I don’t like are the plasticised paper sheets on the bed. Never had these before & really not comfy – feels like I’m sleeping in a bastard paper bag 🤨
Our evening meal was at the Los Cazadores resturant. It was a husband & wife operation – she cooked & he did everything else. The food was lovely but he was the most miserable unwelcomeing bastard possible. Now I was thinking Brits & Brexit but he was miserable to the locals as well. The bill was only €37 including beers & wine so I suppose courtesy was extra.