I’m not sure, what to comment on today’s bike ride, which took me into the neighbouring parish of Relva. I am still a bit puzzled.

The nature is mind blowing and so are the cobbles on some parts of the track. For sure, cyclocross is involved with special attention to care & carry. These were the worst cobbles ever, its arrangement simply does not allow any road bike cycling on part of the track.

However, the reward comes instantly with each mile spent in this extraordinary environment. The altitude profile throws you down the steep cliff coast into this exceptional village.

Freguesia de Relva has passed its peak and looks a bit abandoned although some of the houses remain inhabited. What comes next is my question?

Fair winds…