Our second to last riding day brought us from Zafra to Cordoba. One group took the easy and short route to have enough time to visit Cordoba and the famous Mezquita, which is one of the must-sees in Andalusia. The other group took the most curvy and challenging route of this tour through the Sierra Morena in direction Cordoba.
Today we left Lisbon over the big bridge Vasco da Gama in direction Evora. After 1 hour on the highway we changed our vehicles to four wheel Go-Karts and did a little race on the track. This was real fun. After this challenge we head on to Elvas and finally ended in Zafra, where we had a lovely dinner in a old mill with excellent food.
Today was our second restday in Lisbon. Some of us went on a city tour with Manuel&Manu and enjoyed the nice and warm flair of Lisbon. The other group went out for a short ride to Cabo da Roca, the westernmost extend of mainland Portugal and continental Europe. Torre de Belem was our last stop before entering the city again. And we got some nice and yummy Pastel de Nata.
Today was a short riding day..... altough it was short... we had some challenges )). Small curvey roads brought us to the ferry to Setubl and further on to Cabo Espichel, where we had lunch. Lisbon was our final destination, where we have a rest day tomorrow.
From Faro we went out westwards in direction Lagos and Cabo Sao Vicente always along the wonderfull Algarve coast. Cabo Sao Vicente with 200 feet of vertical roch was our stop before Claudia was waiting with a picnic on another beautiful spot at the Atlantic Coast. We were lucky, that the weather was good. Everybody arrived safe in Santiago do Cacem and we had a nice dinner in a typical Portuguese restaurant with yummy desserts.
Today we went from Sevilla to Faro. Two different routes brought us to Ayamonte, where we randomly met each other again on the ferry boat across the river which represents the border between Spain and Portugal. For lunch we stopped at Chiringuito Playatta in Isla Canela, where we made some funny picutres.
Just after one riding day, we have our first restday in Sevilla. A beautifull sunny morning is waiting for us to explore the city. We enter the old city of Sevilla through the old preserved city wall in the north of Sevilla - Puerta de la Macarena. Tiny narrow cobblestone streets bring us in the center of Sevilla. It's like a labyrinth. First stop is the Metropol Parasol a 85 feet high wooden structure with 6 parasols - like big mushrooms.
Our way brings us to Plaza del Triunfo and the Real Alcázar with mudejar architecture.
Our first riding day brought us from Malaga to Sevilla. We splitted the group in two and did two differents routes in the morning and meet each other again for lunch in Ronda. A beautifull old spanish village situated in the mountainous area. Puente Nuevo is the important sightseeing sport there. The oldest bullfighting rin in Spain is also situated there. In the afternoon we cruised on small twisty roads to Grazalema, Zahara, Coripe and finally ended all up save in our hotel in Sevilla.
26 Riders from Canada, USA and Switzerland came to Malaga to do the fantastic Christopher Columbus Tour. Led by Manuel (Italy), Claudia (Germany) and Manu (Austria) we conquer the southern part of Spain and Portugal.