Vuelta Hits the Costa Tropical

Good news for cycling enthusiasts, La Vuelta Ciclista a España will flow along the Costa Tropical as part of Leg 10 between Roquetas de Mar and Rincón de la Victoria. Bad news for everyone else.

COS Vuelta Cyclista a España AG21However, for the rest of us, who think they’re all lunatics, it’s going to be a right pain in the sitting cushions because the N-340 is going to be veritably disrupted, as if it weren’t bad enough between the Salobreña and Motril/Granada junctions this summer.

This tenth leg covers 189 kilomotres and will be tackled after a day of rest. It will end on a mountain road – thankfully not the Cabra/Otívar road.

No doubt enthusiasts will line the road on Almuñecar’s Mirador de Cotobro and Cerro Gordo gradients, as well as the stretches between Castell de Ferro & Calahonda and Carchuna & Torrenueva Costa.

Anyway, this calamity will hit the Costa Tropical Tuesday early afternoon so don’t go near the N-340 if you value your sanity and retina health.

(News: Costa Tropical, Granada, Andalucia)

  4 comments for “Vuelta Hits the Costa Tropical

  1. August 21, 2021 at 11:09 pm

    Fred: I’ve seen more exciting orangutan funerals… 😎

  2. Fred Davies
    August 21, 2021 at 10:05 pm

    It’s a fantastic race/event and the route and timings are all well publicised in advance so one day’s inconvenience is hardly worth getting hot under the collar about!

  3. August 21, 2021 at 3:25 pm

    Malcolm: it’s not the vuelta that is the problem; it all the weekend wobblies that wend their way up mountain roads, happily zig-zagging across from one side of the road to the other on blind bends, riding side-by-side and 5 miles an hour, holding up the traffic.

    Yes, seeing red-faced, middle-age cyclists, sweating their way in the mid-afternoon, Andalusian summer heat up mountain road confirms to all but the blind that they are loose-minded and fanatical candidates for a stroke, heat stroke or a heart attack. 😉

  4. Malcolm Berry
    August 21, 2021 at 3:07 pm

    We watch the Vuelta from the west coast of Canada. The bike race is the best three week promo that tourism in Spain could get. Watching the Vuelta was the main reason we have vacationed in Almunecar and for the past decade. Once all the swabs and testing for covid has subsided we will return. So,you loose the N340 for a day – a ready made excuse to be late!

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