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***NEW*** - Downloadable GPS Files

For most ride from September 2013 onwards you will see links to 2 downloadable  GPS files, one in GPX format and one in KML format

1.  To use the GPX files click the link and then when prompted save the file to your computer with a name of your choice and upload the file to your GPS, These types of file will work with Garmin and most other GPS systems. Note:- these files will not open properly in Google Earth, use the KML files instead.

2. To use the KML files click the link and if you have Google Earth installed on your computer click open and Google Earth will open showing the route on the map, where you can also use street view for a virtual tour of the ride. Or alternatively you can save the file and open it later.

If you don't have Google Earth why not try it its free to install just google it, and see where you've been or where you could have been!

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April 2019 - Sunday Rides

DateLocationDistanceGPS and Files
Sun 21st Apr
La Muela
Starting at Casa Blas and up the road past Venta La Raya and on to the La Florida road at the motorway junction. Reaching Venta Ramirez at the end of the La Florida road and on down to meet the N340 and along the old main road to the turn for La Muela. After a continuous 2km climb we reached our coffee stop at Venta Rufino. Return all the way along the N340 to Chiclana and onto the Cazadores for refreshments.
46km

Ascent 392m
GPX file
KML file
Map of Route
Sun 14th Apr
Valdegrama Beach
A lovely ride to the beach at El Puerto de Santa Maria, taking us through Marquesado, Barrio Jarana, and Puerto Real to the Country Park near the university campus. Leaving the park and onto the road the beach was a couple of km away and the coffee stop at our favourite venta there. Return via a similar route to the Peña in Pago for Beer and chips.
65km

Ascent 367m
GPX file
KML file
Map of Route
Sun 7th Apr
Conil Port
Still having weather problems so a repeat of last weeks ride along the coast from La Barrosa to Conil fishing port for coffee. Return by an inland route for refreshments at the Venta Raya.
35km

Ascent 228m
No GPS Data or map available for this ride


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March 2019 - Sunday Rides

DateLocationDistanceGPS and Files
Sun 31st Mar
Conil Port
Because of continuing high winds just a local ride along the coast from La Barrosa to Conil fishing port for coffee. Return by an inland route for refreshments at the Venta Cazadores
35km

Ascent 228m
No GPS Data or map available for this ride
Sun 24th Mar
Old Sancti Petri - La Barrosa
A short local ride because of high winds, tound the marina at Old Sacti Petri before calling at a new bar on La Barrosa sea front for coffee. Returning throught the woods to try and avoid the wind for Rrefreshnebts at Cazadores
28km

Ascent 228m
No GPS Data or map available for this ride
Sun 17th Mar
San Ambrosio
A long hard ride to the pretty village of San Ambrosio up in the hills above Barbate. Starting from Casa Blas and along to Venta Ramirez then down the hill to the N340 and along the road to pick up the track near the La Muela turn to yake us to El Palmar. Carrying on to near Zahora we took the track which led eventually on to the road to San Ambrosio for coffee at Venta Canuto. After a well earned Break we took the forest road to the main Barbate road and down the hill to Trafalgar taking in the fantastic view of the coast on the way down. by this time the wind was against us all the way back along the road to Conil and eventually on to El Colorado for well earned refreshments.
Click to view Photo's
76km

Ascent 536m
GPX file
KML file
Map of Route
Sun 10th Mar
Los Naveros
Starting from Casa Blas and up the road past La Raya and up to the motorway junction. Taking the La Florida road to the outskirts of Conil and down the hill to the N340 and the Venta at the roundabout for a coffee break. Continuing by taking the track off the motorway roundabout and coming out on the road to Los Naveros and into the village for another coffee stop. Suitably refreshed we headed out of Los Naveros on the cañada all the way back to Pago and the Cazadores fpr refreshments.
43km

Ascent 393m
GPX file
KML file
Map of Route
Sun 3rd Mar
San Jose del Valle
An away day ride back to the San Jose del Valle area we visited about a month ago. A beautiful scenic ride in the rolling countryside. Crossing the dam on the reservoir and down the valley to a lovely venta for coffee, then round and through La Barca de Florida and back to our starting point.
38km

Ascent 290m
GPX file
KML file
Map of Route

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February 2019 - Sunday Rides

DateLocationDistanceGPS and Files
Sat 23rd Feb
Trafalgar
This ride was moved to Saturday because of windy conditions forecast for Sunday. Starting from Casa Blas and along the Pago road to pick up other riders at Venta Raya, continuing to the motorway junction and across to the La Florida road to the outskirts of Conil. Through Conil to the roundabout for El Palmar and after going along the sea front there we re-joined the main road and on to Trafalgar and Bar Las Dunas for coffee. Return via a similar route for refreshaments at Venta Reyes
Click to view Photo
61km

Ascent 393m
GPX file
KML file
Map of Route
Sun  17th Feb
La Barrosa Coastal Ride
A coastal along our local beach front avoiding the wind where we could. Stopping for coffee at Conil fishing harbour before returning via back roads and tracks for refreshments at Venta Cazadores
46km

Ascent 211m
GPX file
KML file
Map of Route
Sun 10th Feb
Alcalá de los Gazules
A Challenging ride with over 2000ft of climbing. Starting from Venta Duchesa and up the hill to turn right at the roundabout for the link road to the main N381 Motorway. At the motorway Junction we took the service road that runs along side the N381 before taking a track on the left to take us to the CA-6200 road. Turning right then along the road we passed a signpost to a Venta down country lane on the left and decided to check it out and have our coffe stop there. Suitably refreshed we headed back to the main road and up the long hill to Alcalá de los Gazules. Leaving the town by the A-2304 which took us back to the Motorway service road and back the way we came to where we had parked at the start. We then drove to Venta Los Naveros for our final Drinks and Snack stop. A tiring but enjoyable ride!
51km

Ascent 611m
GPX file
KML file
Map of Route
Sun 3rd Feb
Conil Coastal ride
Because of possibilty of rain we decided on a local ride along the coast from La Barrosa to Conil fishing port for coffee. Return by an inland route for refreshments at the newly re-opened Venta Raya.

44km

Ascent 302m
GPX file
KML file
Map of Route

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January 2019 - Sunday Rides

DateLocationDistanceGPS and Files
Sun 27th Jan
El Puerto de Santa Maria
A flat rided to El Puerto de Santa Maria with two starting points. Leaving from Casa Blas and down towards town and taking a right turn down Wet Lane. Crossing the roundabout and up Gypsy Hill and then along the road to Marquesado to meet the other riders at Venta Parada. Continuing through Marquesado to the turn for the track past the football ground and on to the yellow brick road to Barrio Jarana. Heading over the motorway we took the track to Puerto Real and through the town to the Cadiz University area. Through the country park and through the visitor center then on to the beach for coffee. The return route was similar with just a couple of tweaks for drinks back at Casa Pepa.
68km

Ascent 340m
GPX file
KML file
Map of Route
Sun 20th Jan
Sancti Petri
A short local ride because of high winds and possible rain, calling at the fisherman's restaurant at Sancti Petri for coffee and toast. Continuing along the sea front and to Barrosa where there was a spectacular view of the waves in the sea and several para surfers who had taken advantage of the high winds for an exhilarating mornings surfing. Return via the back roads and Chiclana Park to Pago for refreshments.
33km

Ascent 226m
GPX file
KML file
Map of Route
Sun 13th Jan
Paterna
An away day ride starting at Paterna. This was quite a challenging ride with plenty of hills. Leaving Paterna and along the road to the turn for San Jose del Valle. Then the hills started after several false summits we finally reached the top and then coasted down the other side to the Venta at the bottom for coffee. Suitably refereshed we continued on to the town of San Jose and then to Torrecera and then back to Paterna.
55km

Ascent 574m
GPX file
KML file
Map of Route
Sun 6th Jan
Cadiz
A special three kings ride to Cadiz. Starting from Casa Blas as usual and through town to pick up the cycle track to San Fernando at the Aldi roundabout, continuing round San Fenrandoi to Bahis Sur shopping centre to pick up other riders. The track starts directly from the car park and all along the side of the railway track right into Cadiz centre. We stopped for coffee along the promenade near the new suspension bridge and by that time it had warmed up after a chilly start. Suitably refreshed we threaded our way through round the city and all round the penisular and along the sea front to the lovely Nahubeach Restaurant for drinhs before heading back to Chiclana and home.
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80km

Ascent 272m
GPX file
KML file
Map of Route


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