Sorely in need of some greenery we rode to the Sierra Espuna Natural Park, about an hour away from the site. The ride out was comfortable along the main autoroutes and with the local map we bought we find our way quite easily.
On our way up we stopped at a view point to get some pictures and figure out our route.
Dean loved it as the roads through the park were excellently maintained, with plenty of hairpin bends to contend with. I had to be his long range view finder and tell him if anything was coming the other way, so he could power out of the bends without having to worry which side of the road he was on. They were only really wide enough for one car anyway with hardly any safety barriers either!
Google earth link to see part of the windy road section Espuna bike ride.
At one point I did close my eyes and just put my faith in him, but he did great. We stopped for coffee and biscuits about a third of the way up then made the decision to turn back at 1036m (the top is about 1500m) as we still had to get home. The buttocks were starting to get a bit numb by then as we’d been riding for a good three hours and still had another hour to get back!