Gibraltar to Munich – day 1

418 km from La Línea (E) to Sao Bras de Alportal (P)

Crossing the Parque Natural Los Aicomocales was really great. Small and twisty roads with no traffic. Calimoto acted a bit stupid again and tried to navigate into small villages instead of using the bypass.

Out of the mountains, direction to Sevilla everything got a bit boring. Flat land and straight roads.
But hey, there was some adventure thanks to Calimoto. The plan was to pass by Sevilla in the south. In theory, when planing the tour, this worked very well. When riding, I arrived in Coria del Rio. But on the opposite side of the river with no bridge, no ferry, no chance to cross the river there. Funny funny. So I set a road closure and arrived back in civilisation riding in some industrial areas.
Checking the map, I found out that Calimoto tried to send me to the center city. Ok, no problem, set „highways“ and ride on the SE 30 and later the A 49. Unfortunally at the junctions, no commands where to go. Seems like the map editors there did something wrong or nor completed the edits?!

At the end of the day I arrived at the Algarve coast. It was late and I was tired so I checked the rooms available. Ok, it was Saturday but WTF…150 EUR up per night.

The only accommodation met my requirements was in Sao Bras de Alportal.

Very lucky me that I go there. From the beach up to this village it was an awesome ride.
And the historical Center of Sao Bras de Alportal is cute. Really cute!!!!!

All in all of was a great day. Not because of riding way too much on highways. But because of arrived in that really cute little town.
Btw, buying properties there is surprisingly expensive. What I heard is that many people from Faro move to the mountains. That increases the price of real estates.

Here is the trip – with all the mistakes, so don’t copy it. Calimoto

Ride safe guy’s and enjoy yourself!

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  1. Sangjaa

    Wow … very cute village

    1. Dusty Socks

      Indeed, I never expected that. Just arrived there „accidentally“.

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