April 25 - Granada
The entire cycling group had arrived at the hotel. After our breakfast buffet, we all walked to the Alhambra for an arranged tour with a local guide. If you ever have the privilege to see the Alhambra, a guided tour is the way to do it. Although our guide was a bit difficult to understand, we saw all of the high points of the complex and learned a lot about it. Because of my sore shoulder, I couldn't take any photos. I will be back again on May 10 and will do so then.
When the tour was finished, I walked back towards the hotel and had a good lunch of Moroccan risotto at Pizzeria de L´angus .
I spent the rest of the day relaxing until our first Happy Hour and forgettable buffet dinner. (Hotel Alixares is a nice hotel and has the advantage of being across the street from the Alhambra, but it is a tourist hotel and has tasteless buffets). Although this is a BAC tour, it was contracted with Iberocycle. Simon Proffit, the owner, is cycling on the tour with us. His assistant, Montesclaros, is driving the van and tending to the non-cycling duties. Simon will be giving us a presentation of the next day's events at the start of each Happy Hour. After that we have a chance to socialize before dinner.