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Villayuda

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12 travelers at this place:

  • Day12

    Etappe 12 nach Burgos, fiese Stadt

    April 18, 2017 in Spain ⋅ ⛅ 4 °C

    Wenn es eine Stadt gibt, die mir nicht gefallen hat, dann ist das Burgos. Hier ist alles sehr ungepflegt und verwahrlost. Die Plätze am Stadtrand erinnern an Slums, und laden nicht wirklich zum Pause machen ein. Zum Glück bin ich sehr früh hier und kann daher direkt weiter ziehen.

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  • Day18

    Cathedral overload

    June 12 in Spain ⋅ ☀️ 12 °C

    Up and away on an empty road headed for Burgos. The Camino route ran alongside the road for most of the way and clearly there were droves of folk who had made a very early start judging by their progress. All marching along, earphones in, hopefully enjoying inner peace.
    Busy campsite that got very very busy as the day went on. Where did they all come from, and where are they all going?
    We jumped on our bikes and headed in to the city. Beautiful place. Dominated by the cathedral. We climbed up to a great old castle from the 9th century. Marvellous city walls, and wall gates lead to a huge square where the cathedral stands. We went inside for an audioguide. It was so opulent that it was almost obscene. Made us wonder what the poor folk made of it all back in the day. The stuff that fuels revolution ....
    Best part for us was an old wooden casket supposed to contain the remains of El Cid but didn't even get a mention in the guide.
    We had a glass of cold white wine in the square in the evening sun fully expecting to be charged an arm and a leg. €4 for both...
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  • Day19

    Double monastery day

    June 13 in Spain ⋅ ⛅ 19 °C

    Turning our backs on the throngs of camino walkers and tourists visiting the city and its cathedral we headed off in the other direction on our bikes. Very quickly completely on our own in the "big sky" countryside. Our route took us past an impressive monastery . One of the monks was sitting outside with his hood up a bit like he was on the naughty step for something...
    We had a great coffee stop at the top of a hill where our only companions were a couple of Spanish bikers.
    Then on out around the hills and into to an impressive headwind (the windfarms should have given the game away). Some of the descents were a bit hairy with crosswinds. We were both mindful of Chris Froome and made sure to stop before any noseblowing.
    Had a picnic in a lovely small town en route, and then homeward on a cycle track (Via Verde) that runs all the way from Santander to Valencia! We even had a 600m tunnel to navigate with no lights ...
    Once we got back we took a ride to see another monastery just a couple of km from the campsite. We went into this one - impressive church.
    Immediately invaded by about 100 Spanish schoolchildren who swept through like a swarm of noisy locusts. Then we were left in the quiet again listening to the monks singing in the courtyard. Another one of those nearly religious moments ....
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