Day One Cue Sheet

HIGUER LIGHTHOUSE – ERRENTERÍA-LEZO (21.1 KM)
 At the present time there is no safe way of getting into San Sebastián by following the limits of the port. Until the passage is finished and it’s possible to cycle safely into San Sebastian, we strongly recommend that participants finish the day in Errenteria-Leko and take the train into San Sebastian.                  Km 0.0 0.230 1.07 2.30 3.50 3.98 4.87 5.26 5.83 6.07 10.05 11.3 16.5 18.95 19.4 20.00 You need to…. Parking lot of Higuer Lighthouse. Turn RIGHT out of the parking lot. Take the second path that turns off LEFT and goes behind the water treatment plant. Path veers to the right and goes uphill Take the curve that goes to the right and goes around a farm. Follow path to the right as it gets closer to the rocks on the coast, then go uphill. Fork off to the RIGHT Path joins a paved road. Turn RIGHT. Intersection. Take the RIGHT. Parking lot to the right; follow the road as it goes to the right. Road intersects with GI-3440. Turn RIGHT. Rest area Highest point of today’s ride (455m metres ASL). Bar on R/H side as you descend. Caution! Series of very sharp hairpin turns as you go downhill – careful with the speed! Highway opens out at Puerto de San Pedro. Turn LEFT. Bike lane (bidegorri, in Basque) follows RIGHT hand side of the street Cross the street at the roundabout on the LEFT and stay on the LEFT side of the roundabout to stay on the bike lane. Finish! Errentería – Lezo train station.

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Day One Cue Sheet

HIGUER LIGHTHOUSE – ERRENTERÍA-LEKO (21.1 KM)
If we’re lucky enough to have great weather, we’re in for a brilliant day! Green landscapes, everywhere you look, the sea…the first part of this route follows a path used by hikers, so be careful about going too quickly. Even though the day is short, it’s not a total snooze – there’s quite a bit of climbing on this day, so take it easy, take your time and enjoy the views as you climb up the Jaizkibel ridge. The payoff – providing that the weather is on our side – is a plethora of great views towards the Bay of Biscay and of the Pyrenees, to the south-west (not forgetting those great pintxos in San Sebastián!) MEETING POINT: Parking lot of the Higuer Lighthouse(43º23’29.71” N / 1º47’30.31” W) WHERE TO GET FOOD AND WATER: There are supermarkets in both Irún and Hondarribia. HOW TO GET THERE: Bikes can be taken on most trains going to Irún (www.renfe.es) as well as French trains which go to Hendaye (www.sncf.fr). KEEP IN MIND: Total climbing for today is 490 metres as we go up Jaizkibel. And don’t forget your rain jacket and your mud guards…just in case! WHAT TO SEE: The route passes by the Fortress of Guadalupe, built in 1890 and used as a military installation right up to the mid-1980s. WHERE WE’RE SLEEPING Some of us will be staying at the Ondarreta Youth Hostel, in the best part of the centre of San Sebastián. (Paseo Igeldo 25, 943-310-268). Camping fans will enjoy staying at Camping Igueldo, a few kilometres west of the downtown core (http://www.campingigueldo.com/en/main.php).

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