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Description - Cycle Touring in Spain by Harry Dowdell

A guidebook to eight multi-day cycle tours across Spain. The routes range from 5 to 12 days in length, suitable for novice through to keen cyclists, with options to shorten, extend or go off-road. The tours extend from the Pyrenees and Picos de Europa in the north, through the Sierra of Demanda, Gredos and Guadarrama in the centre, to the Sierras of Nevada and Grazalema and the Serrania de Ronda in the south. They visit the cities of Avila, Cordoba, Bilbao, Madrid, Malaga, San Sebastian, Segovia and Sevilla. The routes are described in detail and accompanied by maps, profiles and accommodation lists.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781852843816
ISBN-10: 1852843810
Format: Paperback
(172mm x 116mm x 16mm)
Pages: 288
Imprint: Cicerone Press
Publisher: Cicerone Press
Publish Date: 1-Jul-2003
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Harry Dowdell

Harry Dowdell learned to cycle at the age of three and has not been without a bicycle since. His first cycle tour, with friends while still at school, was around the North Yorkshire Moors staying in youth hostels at Wheeldale and Whitby. After a lengthy break, when the bike was used only for commuting, he restarted cycle touring round south-west Ireland then France. Harry's cycle touring in Spain started in Andalucia, and subsequent visits have taken in most of the country. During these tours he collected positional data en route using a GPS and a bike computer, took notes and drew sketch maps. This information was the basis for the maps, profiles and text that appear in this book. Harry continues to cycle regularly in Spain, North Yorkshire and Scotland. He lives in Nidderdale with Liz, and pays the bills by working as a purchasing consultant.

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