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Villaviciosa

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  • Day62

    Day 60: La Vega - Sebrayo

    October 13, 2016 in Spain

    Distance: 23.7(1535.8/362.1)
    Weather: 21C, sunny and cloudy at times
    Mood: good
    Staying at: Sebrayo Pilgrims Hostel

    Yesterday I wrote so convinced that I preferred wrong alone and of course I stumbled into some company yesterday with whom I walked the rest of the day. I met a lovely young couple from Gent, Belgium who've walked all the way from there and mostly the same route as I. They both had very inspiring stories and we exchanged worldviews and ate together and really connected. The way seems to be able to give you what you're not expecting!Read more

  • Day18

    Camino Del Norte - Day 16

    June 26, 2017 in Spain

    Camino Del Norte - Day 16

    Sebrayo to Cabuenes
    Distance 27km
    Total ascent/descent 660m

    All four of us left our little rural Albergue at 6.30am and quickly starting ticking the kilometers off. We arrived in a small town called Villaviciosa. It is the apple capital of Spain and renowned for it's cider (Sideria).
    Just after this town, we hit a pivotal point on the Camino. We have walked over 500km and the Camino divides into the Del Norte and south on the Primitivo. We stayed on the Del Norte.
    The only problem was we hit a 450m hill that went up and up over 0.5km. It was a real struggle getting up the lump.
    We dropped down the other side through eucalyptus forests into a village called Peon. We stopped for a coffee and sandwich. The sandwich was something to behold. It was 3 foot long and was quickly hoovered up by two of us.The only problem was that we had another flipping 400m hill after that.
    Regular peregrinos faces appear throughout the day. We decided to call it a day after 27km at the only place to stay which was a campsite. The place was packed but peregrinos were put up in tiny wooden shacks/chalets. Six of us so you can imagine how cosy we were.
    Four of us went for a pilgrim's meal in the camp restaurant. It looked like food but wasn't that pleasant. We ate it because we needed it but dessert was indescribable...awful! After everyone had a taste, we all left it.

    Tomorrow, we have 33kms to walk. I am not looking forward to it.
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  • Day22

    Villaviciosa

    June 7, 2017 in Spain

    Ok this was another very long day, almost 40. But it was beautiful and included a surprise visit inside another pre-Romanesque church.

    I left Ribadesella around 7 and a few hours later passed the donativo albergue in Vega. What a great spot, with a pretty beach down the road. It looked like a great place to stay, but I had only been walking for a couple of hours. Bad timing on my part. But I did have the good luck of meeting Sam and Barbara, a mother son pair from Austin, and we wound up walking together all day.

    No off-camino coastal alternatives today, but the camino took you along the coast a fair amount. More gorgeous sea views. In the town of Isla we turned inland, and after Colunga there were st least 10-12 up and down kms through the countryside. At some points there were mountains on your left and ocean on your right.

    After taking a boots off rest after Colunga and despairing of ever finding a bar to get something cold to drink, we walked into Priesca. In this tiny little hamlet, there was a stunning new albergue La Rectoral right across the way from the 10C pre-Romanesque church. The albergue had a soda machine and the church windows were making us wish we could get inside. But the Spanish woman nearby told us to go ask somewhere else for the keys. I think she heard Sam and me talking about the beautiful windows and how much we wished we could see the interior, and suddenly she found that she had a set of keys. Wow is all I can say. It was great.

    From there the 10 or so km to Villaviciosa were pretty much a slog, but we have made it, have walked around town and had dinner, and are headed to bed. I am sorry to say that Sam and Barbara will be heading in a different direction tomorrow because we had a lot of fun today!
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  • Day16

    Strecke: 33,5 km; HM: 1050 m; von San Esteban de Leces bis Villaviciosa

    Vormittags hat uns der Regen hin und wieder Mal überrascht und auch die Wege waren Recht schlammig. Aber alles nicht so schlimm, dass es einen aufgehalten hat. Die Landschaft war den ganzen Tag in einen leichten Nebel gesetzt, sodass es mit Bildern auch nicht wirklich funktionieren wollte. Landschaftlich gesehen war heute wieder alles dabei. Von völlig allein gelassenen Strandbuchten, die nur über einen kleinen Waldweg zugänglich waren über den Geruch nach Eukalyptusbäumen bis schöne Landschaften und kleine Dörfer. Nachdem wir nach Plan nach 28 km eigentlich angekommen sind, haben wir uns trotzdem noch für einen weiteren Weg nach Villaviciosa entschieden, da eine Waschmaschine mal bitter notwendig wurde. Laut Reiseführer wären es auch die letzten 6,5 km im flachen gewesen an einem Fluss entlang. Nur war dieser Weg nicht mehr der aktuellste. Es ging schön hoch und runter nicht am Flußbett entlang, sondern an den angrenzenden Bergen. Wir sind nun richtig platt und von der Ermüdung her auch aufgrund der vielen Höhenmeter fühlen wir uns heute echt bisher am Schlimmsten. Das wird aber bis morgen vielleicht schon weg sein. Mal sehenRead more

  • Day17

    Diena 15 / Day 15. La Vega - Amandi

    October 11, 2016 in Spain

    Distance 34.0 km (349.4)
    Steps 45800 (614 985)
    Ascent/Descent 773/829

    Koks dangus, tokia ir diena. Pradžiai buvo labai giedra, vėliau dangų užtraukė debesys. Ryte mečiau kelią dėl takėlio ir pora valandų prabraidžiojau šlapiomos pievomis ieškodamas kelio. Po vidurdienio atsisveikinau su vandenynu - nuo šiandien kelias vingiuos kalnų link, o persivertus per juos bus tiesus kelias į Santiago. Apsistojau albergėj La Ferreria. Žmonių daugiau, lengvas chaosėlis.

    Today I feel somewhat like the sky of this day: clear in the morning and cloudy later. At the begging of today's trip I lost the road and had to wander through some grass fields to find my way back. Around midday I said bye bye to the coast - the road is turning toward the mountains.
    Staying at albergue La Ferreria. More people and a bit more chaos.
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  • Day13

    25.09.2017 - Villaviciosa

    September 25, 2017 in Spain

    Nach einem leckeren Frühstück auf Empfehlung eines Insiders, geht die Tour los, durch die wunderschöne abwechlungsreiche Natur Nordspaniens. Nur wenige Kilometer vor dem Ziel an einem sehr gepflegten Anwesen angekommen, werden hier die Peregrinos zu einer entspannten Rast eingeladen. Gegen eine Spende gibt es Brotzeit, leckeren Tomatensalat und einen Kaffee.😉
    Jetzt noch die letzten km und dann wieder eine schöne Albergue gefunden. Mit einen Salat wird der Hunger gestillt und bei einen Lambrusco der Abend in Villaviciosa ausklingen lassen.Read more

You might also know this place by the following names:

Villaviciosa, فيافيثيوسا, بیابیسیوسا, ビリャビシオサ, Вильявисьоса, Вільявісьйоса, 比利亚维西奥萨

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