Located on the site of the Campillo de los Genoveses, a valley with few paved roads and set against the stunning mountain backdrop of the Sierra del Cabo de Gata, the golden beach we had come to see extended away to the west, whilst to the east the bay of San Jose glistened in the hot afternoon sun. Turning to face the mountains across the unspoilt plains in the north we could see vast swathes of cactus and aloes stretching towards the red, dusty cliffs. It really was a Mediterranean paradise.
Finally as 4pm rolled around and the hot sun began to dip in the sky we knew we had to start the journey back to the camping. Ambling a second time along the sand back towards our bikes we felt very lucky to have enjoyed such a marvelous excursion, one that has left us feeling eager to explore Cabo de Gata by bike and feet more and more in the weeks ahead.
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