Once you've fought your way up to the Ermito San Miguel Alto right after the steep and narrow goatways in the Albaicin (that's what is called "Cuesta") you look back and know why this spot is named "Mirador" - there it is: The Alhambra and in the background the white summits of the Sierra Nevada, its Alcazaba watching over beautiful Granada.
Again I tried to rent a reasonable bike and again for the umpteenth time I failed, only coming up with a rundown steel something, a suspension fork that wouldn't travel, some anti brakes that aren't up to the job. But the tour I forged out with my German friend Julian was a rare piece of fun. Lots of olive trees and finally carrying the bikes up to the summit of Pico Viznar.
It pays to get to know new trails - they are a hell of a lot of fun!