April 16, 2006 - 5.0
The photos aren't too clever because most were taken from the back of the bike by my son who was holding on for grim death! Enjoy.
This road really is an exceptional stretch of tarmac on the Costa Brava. In fact, I would say it is one of THE best stretches of coast roads in the Costas. I rode it with a lot of luggage and a pillion but that did not detract from the enjoyment of this immensly twisty route.
It offers stunning views of the Med as it snakes it's way along pine-clad cliffs on it's way to Lloret De Mar. There really are no straights to speak of, and if knee down is your thing I suggest you take a spare pair of knee sliders with you, cos they'll take a hammering every few yards. It really is corner, after corner, after corner, for about 30k. Many of those are hairpins that'll really get the adrenalin going.
The road is that good that we turned around and did it again. Guys, I really can't stress enough how this is a 'MUST DO ROAD' if you are in the area.
Sports 600? This is for you. Pfff, who am I kidding, if you've got two wheels you'll never forget it, no matter what type of bike you ride. Not many PHOTO'S and most taken on the run so not perfect.
If you've ridden this route please add your comments, i'd like to think it is not only me that enjoyed it so much.
Without doubt THE BEST road I have EVER ridden. I cannot stress enough how much you are missing if you miss out on this one. I read about it some years back in a bike magazine that rated it in the top ten of European roads and I've yearned to ride it ever since.
Well, in June 05 I finally managed to tour the Costa Brava and specifically headed for this road. Myself on a CBR1000F, with son as pillion, and a mate on his ZX12R. We sat eating ice-cream in San Feliu and I briefed my mate on what to expect as I had travelled it before by car. We left San Feliu and within a few minutes my grin was spread right across my face. Left, Right, Left, Right etc etc etc for 13-ish miles??
Pine clad hills with stunning views of the Med. Not that you have time to enjoy the scenery, as concentration is paramount to doing your best Rossi impersonation. 5 minutes in and I'm flying, Rossi has no chance of passing and is eating my dust. A quick glance at the speedo and.......?? 40?? bloody 40?? I must be moving faster than that?? It feels like. But in truth, this road is so twisty you'll struggle to get beyond 50 or 60 on it's fastest sections. But it's not the speed, it's them countless glorious hairpins, bloody hundreds of em, and all made of stickie Spanish tarmac. And when you get to the end you'll want to turn around and do it again. I did, so...err, I did!
P.S. Orson, if you read this, you must visit it. Your photography skills far outweigh mine.