Thinking of taking an extended break from work this winter and I'd like to go somewhere with some climbing.
My complication is that I'd need somewhere family friendly with non-climbing activities. I've a 3yr old son & a 6mth daughter and my wife doesn't climb (or belay)
Obviously that rules Rjukan, Cogne or anywhere cold out!
I've been to El Chorro previously but its a bit too remote for non-climbers and also too far from beach. (that road from Alora - grr)
So in a nutshell I'd like
Beach, Small Town with bars restaurants & supermarkets.
Good climbing (either bolted or not) up to F6b level with plenty of willing partners available.
Reasonable Transport links - esp if it meant I could nip off ice-climbing for a week or 2 in the middle...
I'd be hoping to spend approx 3 months abroad Oct/Nov - Jan/Feb so I'd like somewhere with low rainfall (doesn't have to be too warm) and a bit of sunshine.
I've been looking at Costa Blanca - any specific recommendations.
Benidorm seems a bit built up whereas Sella is a bit remote.
Somewhere in between...
Also would Kalymnos be suitable - is there enough non-climbing to keep the family happy.
Anywhere in Southern Italy?
I'd be happy to consider somewhere further afield - eg Thailand/ S America/ USA but again I don't really know enough about anywhere that would tick all the boxes.
thanks in advance...