Anyway, unable to follow our planned route up and over to La Vall d'Ebo, we carried on through Pego instead, taking the CV-700 out of town for a few kilometres before turning right onto the CV-728 to negotiate the short climb to the 170 m Port de Sorell.
Descening into El Rafal d'Almunia, we then followed the CV-729 to Beniarbeig and then the CV-732 through Pedreguer and onwards to Gata de Gorgos, getting stopped en route to watch the peloton of the Volta La Marina sweep through ahead of us. The roads were good and pretty much flat.
At Gata de Gorgos we then picked up the CV-748 to negotiate a beautiful, steadily climbing valley all the way back to Xalo to complete a 60-km loop. The roads had neither been completely flat, or too steep at any point. There'd been a little climbing, but not too much. It was just a nicely pleasant, rolling loop.