What a way to spend a Sunday morning in sunny Spain - 16 motorbikes of all shapes and sizes, ridden by 16 motorbikers of all shapes and sizes, heading off for a moto almuerza (motorcyclists breakfast) in Vallada - does it get much better?
The Tour and Track Club is now part of MotoClub La Foia and there is a great mix of people, both Spanish and 'extranjeros'. While we set of on this route another group of about the same size set off for another moto almuerza en Vila Joyosa.
The route we took to Vallada involved plenty of twisty mountain roads and other opportunities to open the throttle on Autovias. From the Bar Argentina in Castalla we went past Onil and over the mountains to Banyeres de Mariola, then on to Ontinyent and Vallada. The road on the map below was a beautiful run between Ontinyent and Vallada. Make sure you don't get vertigo as the roads don't have crash barriers - makes a change, hey?
The route back was through Jijona by way of Alcoy and the 'Carrasqueta' and then the mountain road from Jijona to Tibi and on to Castalla.
A great mornings ride getting back in time to see the MotoGP.