Please post your comments here about your holiday at Vamos! Cycling in Southern Spain. We look forward to hearing what you have to say.
See you again soon. Gary and Sarah Williams.
Jim Morris - a3crg Cycling Club
I had a great time. I enjoyed being with you a lot, Your company was great, your house is lovely and – very importantly!! – the food was great. And the cycling is wonderful. It is very wet at home and all I want to do is come straight back.
Adam and Lesley Fitzpatrick - Mid Devon CC
Thought you should both know that Les and I had an absolutely fantastic ‘holiday’ and thoroughly appreciated all your efforts in the hills, in the shops and in the kitchen – wonderful...
We were made so welcome ... thank you
Peter & Katy Ferguson
Thank you for looking after us so well. We had a great week with you.
Chris and Sue Kewley
We had planned to have a gentle week pottering around south west France but dismayed at the last minute by the weather forecast pitched up in Southern Spain at Vamos Cycling with little notice and no idea of what to expect. It was with the benefit of hindsight a decision of genius and we had a wonderful time.
It is not really fair to describe Vamos as a B&B, but much more a case of staying as a guest with an unusually accommodating and hospitable couple who share your passion for cycling. Like you or loathe you, and I daresay at times they do both, they are unfailingly courteous, seemingly unflappable and nothing is ever too much trouble. Sarah is an excellent cook. Evening meals are taken en famille with copious quantities of wine and preceded by leisurely drinks on the terrace watching the sun go down. The atmosphere is invariably relaxed and convivial and the perfect end to a strenuous day on the saddle.
Which brings me to the biking.
This for us, enthusiastic but utterly non competitive cyclists was a revelation tinged at times with a touch of apprehension. It is undeniably hard, but like many things very much a case of what you choose to make of it. The majority of the rides involve long climbs and even to do them slowly, as we did, requires a good basic level of fitness. However the road surfaces are excellent, far better consistently than anything I have ever been on before and once you get into your stride the going up becomes an exhilarating if occasionally masochistic challenge while the going down is as thrilling as your aching hands clutching the brakes dare to let it be. Add to that breathtakingly beautiful scenery, snowcapped mountains and sunlit roadside bars offering tostada, jamon, olives, cocida, sopa and coffee (and mostly for a song) and you have, if two narrow wheels and a smooth road is your thing, a recipe for a kind of paradise.
I loved it and I would certainly go back.
Adrian & Shona Pottinger
Thank you very much for your hospitality during xmas week, Shona and I really enjoyed ourselves, much more than we could express.