Daniel Wilhelm on the Altravesur
Daniel Wilhelm rode a large portion of our Altravesur route through southern Spain back in October. With great weather and tapas fueling the way, he went from Malaga to Valencia in 12 days. Here is his ride gallery from the trip…
From October 1st through the 12th, Daniel had a short window to ride as much of the 834 mile (1,342 km) Altravesur bikepacking route as possible. To shorten it a bit he started in Malaga. The other major change was to ride over the Sierra Nevada instead of in and around it. His route covered a total distance of 1,050 kilometers (652 miles). As you can see in his photos, the weather was fine, although still quite hot in October.
Food and water was never really a problem. If you want to pack light and not carry a lot of food, you have to watch the clock because of the long siesta from 2 – 5 p.m. I found a restaurant more or less every day at 2 p.m. In the evenings I cooked myself or went for tapas.
About Daniel Wilhelm
Daniel’s first mountain biking overnighter was a disaster. To much heavy gear killed any fun. After many gravel and road multi-day trips in South America, Iceland and beyond, he attempted “bicycle mountaineering” again in 2010 and got addicted. See Daniel’s trips on his Flickr page.