Issue 142 International Adventure: Costa Del Climb

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Amanda goes on a beach holiday, turns her back to the sea and rides inland to find trails and adventure. Given the opportunity of a cheap flight, a lift from the airport, and free accommodation, there aren’t many destinations I wouldn’t manage to get inspired by. There’s an adventure to be had almost anywhere and, even if not, there’s the novelty of getting more stamps in my passport throughout the EU now… My partner’s dad, John, is renting an apartment on the south coast of Spain for the year. Blue skies, sandy beaches, churros and good coffee? Usually I’m not great at the whole beach thing, and I could list 20 odd reasons why, but the only relevant one here is that I can barely go a day without riding a bike. I know that John has a few bikes out there, but how many times can you noodle along the coast before craving something more challenging? But still, this comes as my first opportunity to test out my Covid Passport, and my administration skills for new travel rules, so I sign myself up and allow my coach, I mean partner Rhys, to plan our adventures. Rhys isn’t the type of guy you’d expect (or want) to find in Singletrack World. He’s a diehard bike racer and fan of acronyms such as FTP, TSS, NP, IF. He has a penchant for seeking out the toughest events, the most difficult climbs, and anything else that can test his limits. If you...

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  • Issue 142 International Adventure: Costa Del Climb
  • Premier Icon arkike
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    It looks like you had good adventures there.
    La Costa del Sol is actually my Xmas destination every year.
    Amanda, next time take your mtb. No far from Torrox you got Montes de Málaga where there are some enduro trails in Los Almendrales.
    I always stay in Benalmadena where you can take your bike in the cable car to the top of Calamoro Mountain, a DH paradise with some descents of about 14/16 Kms.
    Just take full body protection 😉

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