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6 travelers at this place:

  • Day9

    Crossing by various means

    April 16 in Spain

    Earlier start than the hosts would've wished but he hid any displeasure he might have been feeling, very well. In fact he couldn't have been more hospitable - that said for all I know he could've been calling me all names under the sun. We muddled through - some very nice honey & fruit muesli. Loaded up & was assured that the weather would pick up. From the start things looked bleak - straight up hill & within a couple of miles roads didn't exist - twice. To top it off - big climb, only to find that the road had been closed for tree felling. All was not well with the world. Found a main road & battled with the traffic until I was taken under the wing of 2 wisened cyclists. They were quite taken with the bulkiness of my task & insisted I follow them tk a better route into Bilbao. And indeed it was - a cycle path that was as flat as a pancake - no mean feat around these parts. Mentioned about the Vizkaia Bridge & they made a detour to make sure I found it. At which point they scooted off happily waving - their work was done. The big deal about this bridge is that you ride a lift upto the top of the towers & see the workings. Oh & get great views of the estuary. Helps that the sun made it's first appearance. Took the bridge across & then walked back along the top - twice.Read more

  • Day8

    Bilbao to Portugalete

    September 19, 2017 in Spain

    A shortish walk today, so we got up a bit later than usual and had breakfast in Bilbao. We debated which route to take - the 'official' path seemed to be about 19kms, while the more industrial route on the RHS of the river is about 13kms. We decided on a 'middle' approach - the Buen Camino app showed a recently waymarked track on the LHS of the river, joining the original Camino arrows at Sestao.

    Our hotel was at the river, so we crossed the bridge and started walking, keeping the river to our right. This seemed more sensible, albeit longer, than going up and down city streets to find a theoretical starting point.

    All in all, an easy day with good weather and an interesting view of city life. 16.5kms, according to Strava.

    We're in Pension la Guia tonight. Clean and basic. €40 for 2. Cheaper if not con baño.
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  • Day8

    Portugalete, and a hop across the river

    September 19, 2017 in Spain

    When I walked some of the Norte in May, I met Xabier from Bilbao most days. He was a mine of useful information and I remember his advice about the route out of Bilbao. He suggested walking on the right hand side of the river, through the industrial areas. He added that he was amazed at how pilgrims always seem to go straight to the transporter bridge, rather that walking just a little bit further to the coast.

    We didn't take his advice on the route out of Bilbao, but when we arrived in Portugalete, I was curious to know what lay beyond the other side of the bridge. We decided to find out, so we paid the grand sum of 40 cents for a quick ride across the river. Xabier was right - Getxo is a very nice little place. We then returned to Portugalete by boat - just 35 cents a ride!
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  • Day14


    July 21, 2017 in Spain

    Tag 14: Freitag, 21.07.2017

    Mit der Bahn ging es dann in 20 Minuten nach Portugalete. Diese Strecke ist wohl eine der unschönsten des Weges und ein bisschen Achtsamkeit sich selbst gegenüber schadet ja auch nicht. Das Nickerchen im Zug war auf jeden Fall sehr erholsam. 😴

    In Protugalete gab es dann erstmal ein wenig Sightseeing. Es gibt dort eine hängende Fähre, die wir direkt mal zweimal benutzen (mussten wir ja eh) und das für 0,40 € pro Fahrt! Den Berg wieder hoch ging es auf einer Outdoor Rolltreppe.

    Suzie setzte sich schon hier ab, da sie noch einiges einkaufen wollte und so liefen Neill und ich -im strömenden Regen wie es sich für einen echten Iren gehört- vor. Die letzten Kilometer lief ich dann jedoch alleine weiter (brauchte dringend Zeit für mich und musste auch ein wenig Tempo drosseln meinen Knien zur Liebe). Am Strand von La Arena trafen wir dann in einem extrem entspannten Surfer Café wieder aufeinander, wo der Kellner uns erstmal eine Tüte Chips schenkte. Offensichtlich sahen wir sehr bedürftig aus. 😬
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  • Day162


    June 1, 2015 in Spain

    Heute waren wir auf der Brücke von Bilbao. Das ist eine Schwebe- Brücke. Aus dem Achtzehnte Jahrhundert. Unten ist eine Schwebe- Plattform an Seilen angehängt, auf welche man mit Autos fahren kann.

You might also know this place by the following names:

Portugalete, بورتغاليتي, Portugaleto, ポルトゥガレテ, Portus Gallorum, 48920, Португалете, 波尔图加莱特

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