October 7, 2008 - 5.0
It is outstanding. American riders - forget Deals Gap - we are talking over 20 miles of very nearly continuos cornering here!
In the course of riding it I divined a secret code that spanish road builders use here -
a blue sign with 40 on it means that the road turns 180 degrees slowly tightening, until you hit a blue sign with 40 and a red line through it - which means the next set of corners are between 90 and 180 degrees.
There are some rocks gathered in the water runoffs (gutters?) - so my guess is there are some rockfalls in the spring thaws - so watchout for this.
I had a laugh about the scenery marking - unless you are stopped or suicidal you only see road. I spend 90% of my riding time in the Pyrenees - so when I sneaked a glance and then found my left shoulder dangerously near the crash barrier I figured that this road is too dangerous to do anything but ride with 100% focus - which makes it rare, very rare indeed!
It does suit smaller bikes - I rode it on an R1200GS I was picking up after a hire and found that the wheelbase is a little long - I would love to do it on an MT03 - but frankly would fear for my life! An F650GS (old style) would be perfect.