Y’know, he never disappoints does David Cachon! Every time he swings a leg over his bike there’s a perfect sunset to shoot, an insane mountain range to explore, or a cliff edge just asking to be ridden. His latest edit and photos stand up to that test again here as he showcases Cabanes, Spain. Go check out another stunner…
As you know, I love discovering new places to ride my bicycle. I don´t look easy, not difficult, I just look for sensations on top of the bike that normally do not come only given by the path. The environment, the landscape, the climate and the local people have a very high component in the face of success. Cabanes, a town located in the province of Castellón (Valencian Community, Spain) was one of those places I had not yet noticed, a small diamond that shimmers at the foot of the Mediterranean Sea and as we move away from the mountain it makes its act of presence.
This contrast of sea and mountain make Cabanes a truly special place where the landscape changes radically without having to travel many kilometers. A mild climate throughout the year makes it an ideal place to get lost and gain pedal time.
On the terrain
When this adventure began the first thing I did was to see the situation on a map, I wanted to know exactly what we were going to face, Cabanes is at the base of a triangle formed by Tarragona, Zaragoza and Valencia which makes communication easy and varied. I needed to have more information about the trails and the orography of the area, so I picked up the phone and called my friend Paco from Bikes at Forest, they were in charge of signaling this area and I’m sure they could help me. Almost immediately Paco signed up for the expedition and we met in the town of Cabanes.
The trails of Cabanes are firm where the stone predominates and we could classify it as a dry land, although depending on the time of year maybe you can find something more wet. These are very well studied routes where there are trails for all levels of piloting, from the initiation runs to very technical and fast areas. The weather is one of its strengths and it’s great that the guys with the wheels already knew this place well, many professional teams come to prepare for the preseason because they know they will find a benevolent climate, little traffic on the roads and some interesting mountain passes.
Another of the data that caught our attention was its gastronomy, and that is that the children of the Hotel Rural Vía Natura delighted our palate with their fish and homemade desserts. A great option if you want to make a trip as a couple, a romantic hotel and where humane treatment is paramount.
Text & Riding: davidcachon.com
Photography: Fernando Marmolejo
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