So some mates are getting married in Ibiza in September and if I can get this cheap-as-chips accommodation sorted out I think I'll pop over. Obviously there will be the obligatory club night of drinking ridiculously overpriced drinks, getting covered in foam (do they still do that?) in a nightclub and watching the sun come up whilst waving my hands in the air like I just don't care, but what I'm really looking forward to is getting out and about and I wondered how well equipped the place is for a proper bit of road cycling.
I know I can google all this but has anyone had the experience? Do you get hardcore sporty nutters like in Lanzarote? Any particularly good places for hiring a decent road bike? Looks like we're staying in a place called Santa Gertrudis, BTW, smack bang in the middle of the island.
(I'll obviously take my running shoes with me as well, but that'll sort itself out.)
Make sure you go to the beach at Salinas too. Unbeliveable place!
Yes Salinas, possibly the largets gay nude beach around, or, as my teenage daughter said as we walked past - what a sausage fest!
I have visited Ibiza many times over the past 25 years or so, and I always run, usually in the morning, but in the heat too. Whenever I run on the roads there are always pretty hardcore cyclists out and about. I would definitely recommend running or cycling - the local motorists are very considerate and if you stay away from the west (Sant Antoni) side, the tourists aren't bad either.
There are plenty of opportunities to get off road too. I bought the Sunflower Landscapes book for Ibiza and Formentera ( car tours, cycle tours and walking routes)
There are several way marked paths, but the locals have an interesting approach to rights of way. The way marks are often accompanied by "privado" or "prohibidado" signs, and I once finished a testing climb to come up against a wall and fence right across the path!
Santa Gertrudis is probably a pretty good location, clubs to the west and south, hills and walks to the east and west, handy for Santa Eularia, with plenty of restaurants. I'm afraid that the beer on Ibiza is on par with Lanzarote. I enjoyed running on both islands, but there is definitely more shade available on Ibiza.
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