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  • Day103

    Picos de Europa irgendwo

    March 5, 2019 in Spain ⋅ ☁️ 13 °C

    Blödes Wetter und dann ist die Strecke die ich fahren wollte auch noch kaputt. War aber ganz interessant nen eigenen Weg zu suchen.
    Morgen fahr ich vllt direkt woanders hin, hier in den Picos regnet's noch tagelang 🙁Read more

  • Day7

    Enforced socialisation

    June 2, 2018 in Spain ⋅ 🌧 11 °C

    No escape from being sociable, or at least pretending. In a fit of optimism signed up for the day trip in to the Picos & swiftly regretted it afterwards but it'll do me good... Grudgingly particpated in the market activity - speculated that if aliens were amongst us would we be able tell them apart from some the bizarre looking things that were on display in the seafood stalls. For all we know some Spaniard is chowing down on an emissary from Alpha Centauri & he thinks it's a crab. My mind wasn't focussed. The day trip was to take in 2 stops - Potes, a mountain village(ish) & Fuente de, a cable car up into the Picos proper. On the way we went past the village we'd be staying in so that would give me a little navigational help. The road to Potes was windy, bendy overload but very dramatic. On arrival it was already lunch time - not a fast process. Once done, inevitably the tower with a view had closed for the day. Ho hum. Took a walk along the river & mooched around town. Still - should be views in the Picos - assuming the cloud holds off - bit hit & miss (showers & sun in Potes) The cable car sped us upto the snow level (temp going down from 21 to 12) & thankfully some stunning views of the mountains & the alpine pastures. Weird to think of snow in Spain in June. Only time for a little walk around & then back down. Both places deserved longer really - the joys of coach party day trips.Read more

  • Day506

    Picos de Europa - Peaks of Europe

    October 24, 2018 in Spain ⋅ ☀️ 12 °C

    The Picos de Europa are made up of three limestone massifs reaching 2648m and straddle southwest Cantabria (from where we visited), northern Castilla y Leon and southeast Asturias. They offer some of the best walking country and scenery in Spain.

    We took the motorbike and travelled through spectacular mountain roads and villages to Fuente Dé, where we took a cable car 753m up to the sheer southern wall of the Picos' central massif at 1823m. Our Lonely Planet guide told us that from here, there was an easy 3.5km one-hour walk to the Hotel Aliva where we would find refreshments. Sounded like a good plan and so off we set, mostly downhill. We reached the hotel only to find it was closed down, so there was nothing for it but to turn around, at which point we realised just how far down we had come. The hike back uphill was a bit of a killer but we made it and could say that we had really hiked the Picos. We were reminded of our trip still several days later as we could hardly walk! But, as our nephew George pointed out, at least we don't have any stairs in the motorhome to negotiate!
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  • Day4

    Off to a slow start

    July 2, 2019 in Spain ⋅ ☁️ 7 °C

    All the blogs said get to Fuente De early otherwise you can wait in line for 2-3 hours to take the gondola to the beginning of the trailheads in the Picos De Europa. The other option is to walk which takes you 3 hours vs. a 3 minute and 40 second cable car ride. I got there at 7:50 am and I was the only car in the parking lot. I walked around. No employees. No signs of life. No signs in English. I was hoping it wasn’t some holiday and closed. So I walked over to the Parador (pictured below) and had breakfast. Around 9:00am I wondered back to the Gondola and there were about 30 people around lined up for tickets. Turns they open the Gondola and ticket office around 10am. Turns out “early” by American vs Spanish standards means something different. Stood in line talking to a couple from Ireland, we were moving in opposite directions as they had just hiked the Cares Gorge the day before and the Lakes of Covadonga the previous day. As I stood in line looking at the mountains covered in clouds it was reminiscent of Poon Hill in Nepal and our 4 am hike to the top of a mountain to catch the sunrise over the Himalayas only to see clouds. I was already shifting my mindset to and expectations and figured I would just have a quiet day hiking around the area, and would forego the idea of getting to Horcados Rojos. My jaw dropped during the last 30 seconds of the gondola ride when we broke through the clouds and were above them. It was indescribable.Read more

  • Day14

    Průsmyk Puerto de San Glorio (1 609 m)

    August 2, 2016 in Spain ⋅ ⛅ 18 °C

    Počasí sice stálo za to udělat si odbočku na vyhlídku Mirador de Llesba, ale strach nám to nakonec nedovolil (když jsme viděli ty srázy pod námi a navíc bez svodidel, hodili jsme zpátečku). I když náš příjezd byl opravdu sebevědomý a všem na odpočívadle vyrazilo dech, jak se s naším Leonem nebojácně řítíme nahoru... O to více pak koukali, když jsme po 150 metrech couvali zpět. 🙈Read more

  • Day15


    August 3, 2016 in Spain ⋅ ☀️ 29 °C

    5,4 km dlouhá procházka nad vesnicí Brez. Příjemná alternativní varianta, když jsou všude Španělé :-). I tak to byl v tom žáru celkem výkon. Zdraví vás "rudá lopatka" Martina a "brzy sloupu čelo" Jirka. Kódová jména nás chytla (a možná trochu i to sluníčko). Po cestě jsme se v euforii (či deliriu) přejmenovali na September (dlouho byla ve hře i Spring:-)) Fejfarovou a June Fejfara... 🙈Read more

  • Day16

    Santo Toribio de Liébana

    May 10, 2017 in Spain ⋅ ⛅ 10 °C

    Heute haben wir einen Tagesausflug nach Santo Toribio de Liébana gemacht. Leider war das Kloster schon in der Mittagspause, als wir ankamen, und unser Bus zurück fuhr los, bevor es wieder öffnete. So kamen wir trotz Heiligem Jahr nicht zu einem vollkommen Ablass.Read more

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