explore Playa de los Genoveses, we turned right on the AL-3201 towards Ruescas. As we left the boundary of the Natural Park, the road undulated through many plastic growing tents which stretched for some miles on the run into El Cabo de Gata itself. With the driest, sunniest weather in Spain these growing tents seem to be everywhere as soon as you venture beyond the boundary of the Natural Park. As the road descended gently into Ruescas we were treated to distant views of the snow-capped mountains of the Sierra Nevada.
Cresting the top and suddenly the view east opened as well, with a string of little bays and beaches which attract summer tourist in droves as far as we could see.
Arriving back at the campsite in the late afternoon sun that had gotten increasingly warm throughout the day we felt tired but proud of our ride. It has been some time since we'd tried such a long ride, but with incredible scenery to keep us going it had just flown by. It really had been an amazing loop taking in so many aspects of this beautiful Natural Park.
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|View from Callado de la Vela Blanca|
|Looking back to Punta Baja and the submerged caldera|
|Cycling up to the lighthouse at Cerro de la Vela Blanca - 212m|
|Cycling along the GR92 towards Playa del Monsul|
|Playa del Monsul|
|Playa del Monsul|
|Lighthouse on the tip of Cabo de Gata|
|Salt flats at El Cabo de Gata|
|Flamingoes on the salt flats by El Cabo de Gata|
|San Miguel Church at Las Salinas|
|Beaches of Cabo de Gata. Distant views of Almeria and the Sierra Nevada mountains|
|Cycling back to San Jose passed the old Genoveses windmill|
|Cycling back to San Jose. Views of the Sierra del Cabo|
|View from Cerra de la Vela Blanca|