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Araba / Álava

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  • Day5

    Vino, Pincho und Kunst

    July 12 in Spain ⋅ ☁️ 14 °C

    La Rioja ist einen Besuch wert, nicht nur wegen dem Wein😉
    Nette kleine Dörfchen wie Laguardia, die wie ausgestorben sind wenn die Tagestouristen verschwunden sind.

    Und in jeder Bar diese leckeren Pinchos und sehr viele davon extrem kreativ und lecker 🤤
    Ach ja Kunst. In Laguardia stehen 2 Bronzewerke mit Schuhen und Handtaschen. Der Künstler war wohl ein Frauenversteher 😬😜
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  • Day4

    La Rioja

    July 11 in Spain ⋅ ⛅ 22 °C

    La Rioja - Herkunft großartiger Weine. Ein muss für Freunde des Traubensaftes 🍇🍷.

    Wir haben uns in einer tollen Bodega eingemietet um ordentlich verkosten zu können - Don‘t drink and drive!

    Leider sind es zu viele Bodegas um einen repräsentativen Vergleich anzustreben. Das schreit nach einem wiedersehen 😎

    Täler voller Weinreben, die Sierra Cantabria im Hintergrund, klassische und auch hochmoderne Architektur zieren die Landschaft.

    Mittendrin auf einem Hügel gelegen, Laguardia. Schönes Örtchen mit vielen Posadas und Bars und allem was das Touriherz begehrt.
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  • Day12

    Bienvenido España

    October 9, 2020 in Spain ⋅ ⛅ 17 °C

    Es scheint als ob der Regen uns verfolgt. Heute morgen hat er es auf jeden Fall mal wieder geschafft uns zu verjagen und deshalb sind wir nach Spanien geflüchtet. Hier soll es zwar in den nächsten Tagen auf 2-4Grad in der Nacht abkühlen aber tagsüber soll es sonnig sein, mit Temperaturen über 20Grad. Lassen wir uns mal überraschen...
    Koa hat bis jetzt alle Ländergrenzen verschlafen. Wir sind super happy das er so entspannt ist und das wir zu dritt vorne sitzen und er so immer jemanden hat, der für ihn da ist, wenn er uns braucht. Nalu dafür hat ein riesen Sofa direkt hinter dem Fahrersitz und ab und zu schaut sie zwischen den Sitzen durch, um nach dem rechten zu sehen.
    Bis jetzt gab es an den Ländergrenzen keine Kontrollen oder andere Vorkehrungen wegen Corona. Ich würde behaupten, dass es überall gleich ist. In den Supermärkten und anderen öffentlichen Einrichtungen herrscht Maskenpflicht, ansonsten fühlt sich alles an, wie vor Coronazeiten. Allerdings suchen wir so oder so immer die ruhigen Ecken und verfolgen auch nicht wirklich die Nachrichten, so dass wir nicht viel von dem Trubel mitbekommen. Die Menschen die wir unterwegs treffen, denken jedenfalls alle ähnlich über das Thema.
    Heutiger Stop ist eine kleine Kiesstraße kurz vor dem Ort Vitoria Gesteiz. Schön ruhig ist es hier und deshalb haben wir heute unsere Durchlauferhitzer getestet. Leider passt der Gasschlauch nicht aber wir wussten uns anders zu helfen und haben ein paar Liter Wasser aufgekocht und so konnten wir beide warm duschen und starten frisch und sauber unsere Reise durch Spanien.
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  • Day7

    Saying goodbye to the mountains

    June 9, 2019 in Spain ⋅ 🌬 16 °C

    Today didn’t start well. I got a call from home at 4:20– little miscalculation there. Then as I was clumsily trying to turn off the phone I inadvertently called Alun and woke him up. Then I spilled a cup of coffee made with my electric coil.
    Luckily things got better quickly.

    We left early to avoid the predicted rain. Not a drop fell. The first 15 km or so of this stage were magical. Up through beech forest, enshrouded in fog, till finally we arrived at the tunnel. Just as we arrived, the sun burned through and we could see we were surrounded by jagged peaks. Through the tunnel, into another Basque province (Álava), and then kms more of forest.

    We got to the usual end stage of Salvatierra at around one and just weren’t ready to stop. So our only choice was another 14 to Alegría (Happiness). We made it, dragging at the end but very happy to have only a 16 km stage tomorrow. There is a wonderful albergue here and we each have our own room!

    Knee is doing much better!
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    laineylainey

    Fabulous photo of the forest.

    6/10/19Reply
     
  • Day8

    Short day to Vitoria

    June 10, 2019 in Spain ⋅ ⛅ 9 °C

    I slept in till 7, made a coffee with my spiffy electric coil, and by 7:45 or so we were ambling our way to Vitoria, capital of the Basque Country.

    We passed a turn-off for a 2 km detour to the region’s “jewel of Romanesque” but since it is Monday and the church is closed, I passed on the chance to see the outside.

    We did go through a little town with a church with a Romanesque and doorway. Closed too, of course.

    The city of Vitoria has a beautiful downtown medieval core (was a walled city). Since the albergue didn’t open for almost two hours, we opted for a cheap pension in the old quarter. It’s fine.

    Currently icing my knee. Nothing to do before the 5 pm Cathedral tour except eat lunch, so I will rest up for a while now.
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    laineylainey

    Sounds like an afternoon resting your knee is a good plan.

    6/12/19Reply
     
  • Day44

    Pyrenäen

    July 14, 2020 in Spain ⋅ ⛅ 18 °C

    Und ich bin so froh sie nicht auf dem Rad überwinden zu müssen. Mit nem Jack Cola in der Hand auf der Rücksitzbank ist es perfekt.

    André L.

    Einen schönen Gruß in die Pyrenäen

    7/15/20Reply
    The Tramp

    Danke Lipi. Grüße zurück nach Germany.

    7/15/20Reply
    Stefan Mix

    Sieht echt schön aus

    7/15/20Reply
     
  • Day9

    Long day to Salinillas

    June 11, 2019 in Spain ⋅ 🌧 8 °C

    Yesterday in Vitoria was great. We had an absolutely fantastic 13€ menu at El Gautxo It’s a beautiful old town, and the cathedral tour takes you down to the foundations and shows you all the foundation work and where the old city was. It was really fun.

    Today was a VERY long day, 45.6 km long to be exact. But here we are in an Albergue in Salinillas de Burandon, an old 14th century walled town. It is still technically in País Vasco, but its wine is eligible for Rioja denomination. The Albergue owner (a young guy with a Che patch on his pants) gave us a bottle of his family’s wine and we are enjoying it with our chorizo and cheese sandwiches. We carried up the sandwiches from the town 10 km back.

    My knee seems to be almost totally recuperated. We had one very steep descent today and I was not in pain!!!!

    Tomorrow about 30 km to Santo Domingo de la Calzada, and we hope to catch a couple of buses that will get us to Aguilar de Campoo, where we start the Olvidado and more mountains await!
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    Lee Tolman

    Great to hear that you knees are behaving! Looks gorgeous!

    6/12/19Reply
    laineylainey

    Gosh you are one fit lady, 45.6k, respect!

    6/13/19Reply
     
  • Day13

    laguardia

    September 22, 2018 in Spain ⋅ ⛅ 27 °C

    We spent the morning wandering the narrow medieval streets of Laguardia, and walking around the walls. The town is so small and confined to a narrow hilltop that it only takes 20 or 30 minutes to walk around. The tiny main square has a clock that as it chimes the hours little people come and out and spin and dance. It seems to be a huge tourist attraction as the square every hour is full of tour groups standing waiting for the show. We also went into one of the churches here, which was built in the 14c with a magnificent coloured portico. This was repainted in the 17c and an extension to the church built so from then it wasn't open to the elements and now is still in fine condition. Later the streets were filled the sounds of a basque pipe group - being Celtic they seem to have the bagpipes in heritage.Read more

  • Day12

    Vitòria, amics, pintxopote ❤️

    July 5, 2018 in Spain ⋅ 🌬 19 °C

    ... Arribem a Vitòria. Ens costa una mica aparcar al barri de la Sònia. Ho aconseguim. Els seus pares ens conviden a berenar i xerrem una mica de tot i al cap d'una estona sortim a passejar pel casc antic. La Sònia ens fa de guia i ens explica moltes cosetes. Després, tornem al barri i anem de "pintxopote, que justament el fan els dijous. A cada bar ofereixen dos pintxos a escollir amb una beguda petita per 1,5e. I fem ruta. Ho gaudim el que ens deixa L'ian. Ell s'ho passa bé, perquè també ha vingut l'amiga Sònia de la Sònia i s'han ajuntat una colla de nens. Al final, acaba molt accelerat I costa un munt que s'adormi. No sabem si quedar-nos a Vitòria a dormir o seguir la ruta. Al final, per que L'ian s'adormi, seguim. Anem a dormir a San Juan de gaztelugatxe. Com sempre ens donen les tantes i es fosc. No veig el camí, pero estic segura de que demà ens llevarem amb unes vistes espectaculars. ❤️Read more

  • Day13

    laguardia archaeology

    September 22, 2018 in Spain ⋅ ⛅ 24 °C

    In the afternoon we visited two sites just outside of Laguardia. The first was the remains of a celticiberian settlement dating from 1400 BC to 400 BC. Although there are only the low remains of walls it's easy to see the layout of the village and the streets through it. The outer walls would have been just wattle and daube to keep the animals in so they have all disappeared. At the site there is a nice little museum of some of the finds, and it was a great place to sit and eat our bocadillos (rolls) with spectacular views around us. Then on to a stone dolmen from around 3000 b.c, one of a great number all over the Basque Country, like in the uk and northern France. It took us a while to find and Google decided to send us over the hills over rough gravel track roads, and when we got there we could see the proper Tarmac road that we could have used.Read more

You might also know this place by the following names:

Araba / Álava, Provincia de Alava, Álava, Alaba, Província d'Àlaba, Araba, Alava, アラバ