it's your trip to enjoy ....

so after much searching and trying many local hotels, hostals and pensions - we found the best place to stay whilst riding in our bit of almeria

almond reef - a beautifully restored cortijo in cariatiz, nestled beneath the craggy cliffs of an ancient fossil reef! twin, double or single rooms available with breakfast and evening meal options. run by diane and paul white, friends of bici-almeria - paul is an avid motorcyclist and is beginning to develop an interest in what us roadies do

Paul and Di also provide a daily 'lycra' laundry service for you during your stay so hardly any smelly kit to take back to the uk

almond reef has become a favourite with my club, reading cc as a home from home in almeria

cariatiz is one of the 'aldeas de sorbas' and is perfectly situated for exploring the sierras to the north and south, as well as being just over and hour's ride to the coast at mojacar

the cortijo has stunning views accross the cariatiz valley, a superb sun terrace as well as a shady area for outdoor dining or relaxing as well as a small swimming pool - complete with the swimmer's equivalent of a turbo-trainer or treadmill!

almond reef also has a secure garage facility for bikes and bags to be left in


the pool with 'swimming treadmill'!