Today we left Palma del Rio and biked uphill toward the mountains. Our friendly guides told us most of the day was easy biking. They did point out one uphill climb that would be quite steep. Let's just say they lied. It was one hill after another. Some were more steep than others. I was able to bike 18 miles and Don finished 27. Only the best bikers continued on the entire 38 mile trip.
It was a beautiful day! Our first since we've been here. Blue skies and 75 degrees all day. Along the road to Cordoba, we saw a few interesting things: prickly pear bushes, an 8th century castle (Castle Almodovar) and a herd of sheep and goats. We had lunch at a local farm that was the location of a factory where Romans produced amphoras (large clay pots to transport olive oil) over 2000 years ago.
Pottery at Cortijo el Temple (local farm)
Our group at lunch
Goats and sheep crossing road