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This is likely our last day at the current site, tomorrow we will head closer to Valencia so that we can fit in some sightseeing. We spied a campsite in the hills outside that is supposed to be a good area for cycling, so there will be some of that too!
So today was a last chance to enjoy the hills here, so whilst Mel did some work, I went off for a bit of the Rough Stuff. Following a mountain bike trail, partially on the route of yesterday’s walk, I skirted along the foothills. There was a longer option, but not marked for cycling that would have taken me onto the main ridge, but I decided that would turn into a walk and a carry of the bike. I was having plenty of fun peddling so decided to stick to the easier route. This took me closer of PeÃ±iscola, which we hadn’t explored much when we were camped there before new year, so a good opportunity to go look around the town. You can just about make out the old town in the picture.
The old town is quite charming, houses tightly clustered on a small hill next or the harbour, lots of cobbled streets. I ended up enjoying a beer and plate of calamari next to the harbour, which was very agreeable! 32 miles in all, almost exclusively off road. Just lovely!