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Fuente Dé

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  • Day13

    Fuente Dé

    May 19 in Spain ⋅ ⛅ 19 °C

    Die Fahrt hierher war wieder sehr kurvenreich. Erst mal chillen, duschen, chillen, eine kleine Runde laufen, Bierchen trinken, chillen, Bier leer, Wein trinken, Phase 10 spielen und ab ins Bett. Nix spannendes…Read more

  • Day37

    The Camaleño Cable Car

    November 8, 2021 in Spain ⋅ ☁️ 4 °C

    We survived the night, there was no snowfall and even though we had the electric heater on it only got down to 7°c outside and 16°c inside so the heater didn’t even kick in.
    We left our beautiful camp spot at 9:30am and headed for the cable car in Camaleño. The drive took us down the most beautiful roads and we kept stopping to take photos because the scenery was so spectacular, and the 2 hour drive turned into a 4 hour drive. But that reminded us, it’s not always the destination that matters, sometimes it’s the journey.
    We got to the cable cars around 1:30pm, had a bite to eat in the coffee shop and then bought our round trip tickets for €17 euro each. The cable car ride was incredibly fast. Just 5 minutes to get to the top and it’s the longest single cable car in Europe.
    Getting to the top we were shrouded in cloud and at first couldn’t see anything at all. There was an icy wind aswell which made us think why did we come up here, but then the cloud shifted and the tallest peaks came into view and the sun came out for a few minutes. Whilst trying to get a better view from the edge of the mountain Ellie went down into some deep snow and got a shoe full of water which annoyed her, so almost straight away we came back down before she got frostbite.
    Back in Wanda we replotted our course while Ellie changed her socks and shoved her single wet shoe under the blowers in the front and then we set off. Another 80 miles of driving to get to our camp spot for the night in a free airè outside Parque de la Naturaleza de Cabárceno so tonight we have a lake view on one side and elephants and buffalo on the other side.
    All for free.
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  • Day60

    Picos d’Europa. Vandring

    October 23, 2021 in Spain ⋅ ☀️ 9 °C

    Så er vi tilbage i bjergene! Vi kørte til Fuenta De i morges, som er en af de sydlige indfaldsveje til Picos d’Europa. Vi har haft lidt svært ved at vælge, hvor vi skulle køre til, for der er mange indfaldsveje til nationalparken, og vi har bare et par dage, men nu blev det Fuenta De, som er et af de mere turistede steder, og hvor der også går en kabelbane ca 900 meter op, som rigtig mange tager både op og ned.

    Vi ville dog gerne undgå den, så vi startede ud på en grusvej/sti, der senere skulle zig-zagge de mange højdemeter op. Det kort vi har anskaffet, er imidlertid ikke så godt, så det var en noget længere tur, vi fik taget, men det gjorde ikke så meget, for den var meget flot, og førte os op, hvor vi gerne ville, uden at møde ret mange andre mennesker. På et tidspunkt sagde jeg, at jeg ikke regnede med at vi fik set andre dyr end husdyr i dette område, og så selvfølgelig de store rovfugle, som der er mange af i bjergene. Ikke ret længe efter, så vi pludselig noget græsse højt oppe på en skråning, som hverken var et får, en hest eller ko, men nogle chamois (gemser)! Da vi kom op i passet og skråningen til toppen, var der en kæmpe flok af græssende og liggende chamois! Slet ikke bange, og nok alligevel ret vant til turister, siden de næsten blev stående og liggende, hvor de var.

    Vores rute gik videre igennem det stenede landskab, det indre af Picos d’Europa er rent klipper og sten, hen mod der hvor kabelbanen kommer op. Pludselig var her fyldt med weekendgæster, så vi valgte at tage vandreruten ned. Den er på 14 km, men næsten kun nedad, så selvom det var ved at være sidst på dagen, og vi allerede havde gået en del (og opad), ville vi hellere det. Det var en flot tur ned i aftenlyset. Hele dagen havde solen skinnet, og der bliver sådan et flot lys, når den står lavt på himlen i efteråret. Vi fandt en grøn dal, vi kunne skærer ned over, og afkorte med nogle kilometer, og kom ned igennem skov af eg, bøg og hassel. Og selvom månen ikke er helt fuld mere, stod den flot på himlen ved siden af de stejle bjergsider i Fuenta De, hvor vi blev og overnattede.

    Se ruten på Wikiloc: https://da.wikiloc.com/vandring-spor/vega-de-va…
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    Pierre Rayoyo

    dans les Pyrénées ils s'appellent eterlou

    11/22/21Reply
     
  • Day16

    Fuente Dé, Spain

    July 9, 2018 in Spain ⋅ ☀️ 16 °C

    Bon dia des de Fuente Dé! Aquesta nit ha fet rasqueta I hem posat la calefacció... Ens llevem, esmorzem al merendero, fem el dinar, recollim I pujem a buscar el telefèric. Ingènuament ens esperem que hi hagi poca gent. Ens equivoquem... Hem de fer cua... I L'ian no es porta gens bé. I el pitjor és que la cua de comprar el tíquet és una I encara ens queda una altra cua per agafar el telefèric. Keep calm. La part bona de tot això es que entrem els primers al nostre telefèric. Podem veure-ho tot des de davant. Em fan mal les orelles del canvi d'altitud! Més de 700m de desnivell en 3 minuts. Un cop a dalt flipem molt amb les vistes i ens n'alegrem d'haver agafat la jaqueta perquè fa rasca. Comencem a caminar i L'ian no vol caminar... Vol anar al seu aire... Para a observar cada pedra del camí... No vol caminar. Quan li diem que puji a l'esquena li falten cames. Caminem bastant... I hi ha neu! Hem de trepitjar neu una estona! No ens ho esperàvem! Hi ha bous, i llacs i gent escalant. I no trobem quin és exactament el camí per arribar al refugi hotel que volem. Preguntem a varies persones que estan igual de perdudes. Al final decidim girar cua, al cap i a la fi hi ha previsió de pluja i ja portem 4km caminant. Ara se'l penja el Iuri a l'esquena. Esta dormint... Se li cau el cap pels cantons... Encara hem de trobar la manera de que estigui a la motxilla còmode mentre dorm. Al final ens parem a dinar abans d'arribar al telefèric. A un prat... Molt maco, amb unes vistes increïbles... I ple de bitxos!!! Mentiría si no dic que em molesten i que no els trobaré a faltar gens quan acabin les vacances.... I L'ian es desperta i dins amb nosaltres. I des d'allà fins a basic camina de la mà! Això si, he cantat tot el meu repertori de cançons infantils jaja... Fem un milió de fotos. Un cop a baix ens quedem al bar fent el cafè i observant els corbs, que n'hi ha per parar un tren. Els hi donem kikos per poder fer-los una foto decent... Però no ho aconseguim gaire. Tastem les corbatas, un brioix de pasta de full... Que no mata, la veritat. I després anem a visitar l'exposició dels 50 anys del telefèric. Li comprem un telefèric de joguina a L'ian i tornem a baixar. Un cop al pàrquing... MER-DA!!!!!! La calefacció s'ha quedat encesa a tot drap mentre érem a dalt. Hem llençat menjar... S'han despenjat coses... I fa una calor insuportable...... Acabem de recollir, ventilem I marxem. Continuarà...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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  • Day24

    Picos de Europa

    August 16, 2016 in Spain ⋅ ☀️ 30 °C

    Die faulen Tage in Bilbao sind vorbei, nun geht's wieder in die Natur. Klettersteig war heute, dazu ein Heiratsantrag und ein neuer Niveautiefpunkt. Sagen wir manchmal, aber nur manchmal sind unsere Witze selbst uns zu krass. Aber nur so kommt man zu den wirklich guten Witzen.

    Ein kleiner Tipp nebenbei für alle Klettersteigfreunde: der Weg runter is immer viel gefährlicher als hoch. Und dort könnte auch mal jemand ne Runde durch fegen.
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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

  • 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

  • Day25

    Peña Vieja

    August 17, 2016 in Spain ⋅ ⛅ 25 °C

    Einer der höchsten Berge dieses Gebirges. Warum machen wir das? Ein entspannter Spaziergang am Meer würde doch auch gehen.
    Aber nö, wir stehen auf sowas. Und während der Schweiß von Händen und Gesicht tropft, arbeiten wir uns Schritt für Schritt nach oben.
    Interessanterweise habe ich versucht, nach der Besteigung in den Pyrenäen, auch mal nur einen Tagesrucksack zu packen, und bin wieder mit so einem Riesending unterwegs...woher kommt dieses ganze Zeug?
    Gut, andere laufen hier in Turnschuhen hoch, was ich auch nicht ganz verstehen kann.
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You might also know this place by the following names:

Fuente Dé, Fuente De, 39588