April 14, 2006 - 5.0
New to this site and this is my first post.
Let me just say that this route (or one not far from it) finally convinced my wife that I needed to do my direct access and get a bike. You see, we holidayed for a week in Benidorm about 6 years ago just to get away from the kids. The apartment block that we stayed in had on it's ground floor a motorbike rental shop. I don't mean mopeds, I mean a proper motorbike rental shop. Unfortunately at the time all I had was a car licence so rented a DR125 from the nice friendly German named Gerard. I asked him about some nice places to visit and he suggested Guadalest.
We didn't follow the exact route shown here, but went along the coast past Altea, then headed inland on the cv755 towards Sallosa and on to Guadalest. We returned to Benidorm via the cv70 as I recall.
Let me tell you, Guadalest and the surrounding area is biking nirvana. The bends are awesome with stunning scenery and some 'fresh air' drops, so caution is needed, especially two up on a 125!!
Guadalest (gate of the east??) itself is worth a visit in it's own right, even by coach, but on a bike it's two wheeled pornography.
I'm lusting to get back there just writing this, and my old CBR thou is far more comfortable for 'er indoors' than the DR ever could be, apart from the manic vibration at high revs - she seemed to like that for some reason!!
My second favourite place after Sant Feliux to Tossa de Mar on the Costa Brava. Sorry, but nothing compares with that.