As the CV-721 continued on towards the head of the valley the gradient was continuous undulating with gentle section of 3-4% connected by 10% plus sections that had us both out of the saddle and pulling hard on the bars. With today being the hottest day yet since arriving in Marina Alta, getting close to 30C in mid-afternoon, it definitely didn't take us long to get a good sweat up as well.
As we climbed the Vall de Laguar we could look behind us and see the same expansive views we had enjoyed so much from the Cavell Vert ridge walk the previous day, with beautiful almond trees in blossom lining the road.
At Parcent we turned north, taking the CV-715 to Orba where we picked up the CV-721 once more to head back into the Vall de Laguar. The climbing began again soon as we tackled the combination of long slow bends and tight switchbacks, still alternating between ultra steep and gentle ascending.
However, feeling strong beneath the hot sun we powered up the climb and in what seemed no time at all we arrived back at Campell and returned to Camping Vall de Laguar after a shade over 2 hours, although it had seemed much shorter. It had been a thrilling ride and, as we sat in the sun whiling away the rest of the afternoon, we felt very pleased with our 2 great hikes and cycle ride during our 3 day stay in Vall de Laguar.
Motorhome Base – Camping Vall de Laguar
Start/ End Point: Camping Vall de Laguar