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Asturias

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  • Day45

    Pola de Lena To Oviedo

    October 4 in Spain ⋅ ☁️ 15 °C

    San Salvador Camino Completed!

    The last day of the Camino, and one of the most broootal.

    We were eager to finish off today, so we decided to walk the 34 kilometres to Oviedo. Juan was so eager he woke at 5:00am to get going. I did’t leave until 7:00.

    The first stretch to the town of Mieres, was pretty easy going along pedestrian walkways. I arrived there at 10:00. I thought the rest of the day would be a breeze.

    There are two hills to go up and down to Oviedo. The first is not well marked. I ended up going down a muddy trail into the middle of a forest. Totally lost, and because it was also a misty rainy day, I could not see the sun. I ended up using my phone to navigate out. About 5 to 8 wasted kilometers.

    After surviving this, I found flechas again. Now the only thing between me and Oviedo was one more mountain.

    I arrived in Oviedo at around 5:00 that evening. Juan had arrived only 1 hour sooner.

    After finding a hostel, we went out to drink the local cider to celebrate the end of the San Salvador Camino.

    Tomorrow I will receive my compestela document!
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  • Day44

    Bendeunos To Pola de Lena

    October 3 in Spain ⋅ ☁️ 11 °C

    It was a great little albergue last night in the mountains, and I had a good breakfast of cereal and coffee that was put there by Sara the great hospitalerio.

    It was an extra 1.5 kilometres to get back to the trail signs from the albergue. Our trail friend Nicholas is pushing on an e tea amount today, since he is anxious to continue onto the Primitivo way. Nicholas has been a great fellow perigrino. Buen Camino Nicholas!

    Juan and I have taken a shorter day stopping in Pola de Lena. A nice town with all the services. Juan found a great menu del did place. It started with oxtail lentil soup that was to die for, followed by pork cutlets, and for poster a fantastic cheese cake! Of course a bottle of wine with it all for less than a Big Mac and fries at home.

    It is a lovely municipal albergue here. Juan found a game of chess here and has challenged me tonight!

    After we went out for cider which is famous here. The have a particular way of pouring it. (See video)

    Anyway getting closer to Oviedo.
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  • Day42

    Poladura To Pajares

    October 1 in Spain ⋅ ⛅ 12 °C

    Set out early this morning, and the sun rise in the mountains was fantastic. Again it was up up up. At the summit today, the views where fantastic. Our little group had great fun taking photos up there. Nicholas from Sweden had a fancy GoPro that he could control with his phone.

    The second half of the day was down down down. It was a short distance, but took a lot of time on the narrow trails.

    Today we also entered the province of Asturias.
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  • Day16

    Llastres

    June 7 in Spain ⋅ 🌬 14 °C

    On our way to Llanes, our home for two nights, we stopped on the way at a quaint fishing village called Lastres which is located in one of the most stunning landscapes of the Asturian coastline, perched on the cliffs overlooking the sea at the foot of the Sueve Mountain Range.
    Beautiful beaches and views....and lots of restaurants. We had a dish called Fabada,  in which faba beans (large, ivory-white beans with fine texture and delicious flavour) are the key ingredient in a stew of pulses with mixed meats. Delicious!Read more

  • Day17

    Ribadesella, Spain

    June 8 in Spain ⋅ ⛅ 13 °C

    Ribadesella is about a 25 minute drive from Llanes and well worth the trip! It is a very busy and popular place on a weekend with something for everyone whether it be a walk along the beautiful waterfront, a visit to the beach (calm side or surf side), fishing, views, restaurants, cafés, bars, or food food food! Cider is big here - when you order a glass of cider, the custom is that the escanciadore (cider pourer) artfully decants fizzing local brews pouring it from a great height! They don't look at the glass or the bottle they pour from! I love that they keep the tradition going!
    We ate at a small cafe that offered a lunch special - entrée, main, dessert, bread and a drink for €12. The waiter did not speak a word of English and of course our Spanish was poorly delivered but another great meal was enjoyed by all. Another custom we've noticed with these special 3 course meals (not only here) is that they put a whole bottle of wine on the table and you drink what you want - one glass or the whole bottle. It is still included in the price as advertised!
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  • Day16

    Llanes, Spain

    June 7 in Spain ⋅ ⛅ 16 °C

    Llanes, a beautiful fishing port, is known for its rugged coastline, framed by the long limestone Sierra del Cuera ridge. Llanes is home to the medieval castellated El Torreón (Tower of Llanes), the Gothic Santa María del Conceyu church, the modernist Llanes Casino building (parts of the surviving town walls date to 1206),  and Paseo San Pedro, a grassy clifftop promenade with crescent-shaped Sablón Beach at its eastern end, all eithin walking distance of our accommodation. We were right in the middle of the town opposite the Llanes Casino building. There are many restaurants, cafés and shops but it was the charm of this place that was most appealing.Read more

  • Day17

    Beaches around Llanes

    June 8 in Spain ⋅ ☁️ 15 °C

    Llanes would be the perfect base to spend a couple of weeks and explore all the beaches and hikes that are here to be enjoyed. We drove to a few beaches that were close:
    Playa de Gulpiyuri - a flooded sinkhole with an inland beach. Roughly 40 meters in length, it is fully tidal due to a series of underground tunnels carved by the salt water of the Cantabrian Sea which allows water from the Bay of Biscay to create small waves.
    Playa de poo de Llanes - don't be fooled by the name. This is a beautiful beach - very fine sand, no waves, a trail to the top of the cliff with a beautiful lookout point and two restaurants overlooking the beach.
    Playa de Cue - also known as Antilles or Canales , is considered a protected landscape, from the environmental point of view (for its vegetation).
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  • Day86

    A bientôt France - Viva España!

    September 12 in Spain ⋅ ☀️ 19 °C

    Uns haben die schönen Atlantikküsten Frankreichs einfach nicht losgelassen. Zuletzt zu Besuch bei Freunden in ihrer idyllischen Wassermühle. Es entstanden dort auch französische Hundefreundschaften.
    Jetzt sind wir in Nordspanien. Hohe Berge, grüne Almwiesen und sandige wilde Biscaya Strände. Tapas mit Vino und noch immer schön warm am Abend ( Wasser weiterhin zu kalt!) Kurzbesuch bei den schönen Künsten im Guggenheim-Museum in Bilbao.

    The beautiful Atlantic coasts of France simply didn't let us go. Lastly to visit friends in their idyllic water mill. There also French dog friendships developed.
    Now we are in Northern Spain. High mountains, green alpine meadows and sandy wild Biscaya beaches. Tapas with vino and still warm in the evening (water still too cold!) Short visit to the beautiful arts in the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao.
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  • Day2

    Scary mountains

    April 18 in Spain ⋅ 🌧 12 °C

    I’ve arrived in Oviedo via the Alvia train from Madrid. Through some mountains that look spectacular - and very steep. Snow on some. My challenge for the next few weeks.
    Staying in the municipal albergue tonight.

You might also know this place by the following names:

Principality of Asturias, Asturien, Asturias, Asturies, Astúries, Asturio, Asturiasko Printzerria, Asturie, アストゥリアス, 아스투리아스 지방, Астурия

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