Book Review – '100 Greatest Cycling Climbs of Spain' by Simon Warren

100 Greatest Cycling Climbs of Spain' by Simon Warren
In Simon Warren's latest '100Climbs' guide, he heads to Spain to document one hundred of the finest climbs and challenging gradients that have found fame in races such as the Vuelta a España. Also including the Canaries and the island of Mallorca – which I have visited on more than a dozen occasions, this little pocket guide is the perfect companion to let you know what you're really letting yourself in for on your route planning for that trip abroad…

'100 Greatest Cycling Climbs of Spain' took five years to research and ride. It contains epic climbs such as the Angliru, Alto de Velefique, Lagos de Covadonga and the mighty Pico Veleta. Over on Mallorca, you will find familiar names such as Puig Major and Sa Calobra, whilst in the Canaries you will uncover Tiede on Tenerife, and the Roque de los Muchachos on La Palma.

Each climb is carefully profiled with gradients and a detailed description of the ascent. I was pleased to see I could tick off every climb in Mallorca, plus a few on the Spanish mainland; all the descriptions were accurate and brought back vivid memories of those great rides in the Spanish sunshine.

Another gem of a book from Simon Warren, perfect for those planning a warm weather cycling escape.


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