Advice on Spanish east coast road



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Gareth Thomas

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Following various and sometimes amiguous news about recent Spanish road regulations as they affect
cyclists, I want to hear from anyone who has cycled on the coast road between Barcelona and
Gibraltar within the last eighteen months or so.

Three of us are doing a fast road bike ride from Canterbury to Gibraltar at Easter. The last time I
cycled the whole length of that coast in 1977 it was a busy road, but now it is apparently mostly
dual carriageway. New Spanish road regulations seem to ban cyclists from dual carriageways...

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On Sat, 1 Mar 2003 10:08:02 -0000, Gareth Thomas scrawled: ) Following various and sometimes
amiguous news about recent Spanish road ) regulations as they affect cyclists, I want to hear from
anyone who has ) cycled on the coast road between Barcelona and Gibraltar within the last ) eighteen
months or so.

That road is definitely not strictly coastal around the Costa Del Azahar (Alcala, Peniscola) because
I tried to hug the coast and ended up on a shingle beach about five miles south of Alcoceber. It's
possible to stay within a mile or so of the coast around there but the small roads are poorly
signposted.

If you mean the A-road, then it has good, wide hard shoulders, but Spanish drivers are
uniformly INSANE and I kept off it for much of the time. It wasn't very serious cycling; just
pottering, really.

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