19th July 2013

My night in the Aubergue has not been good. The dormitory was quite noisy and I found I was making most of it…very embarrassing. Everyone gets up early – they are so keen. So I get up with them and am on the road before 8.00am – which is my normal waking time. However it does have the benefit of being cooler, so I steam along the route, occasionally passing walkers from the Aubergue who have got up even earlier. 

The route turns out to be really good – lots of off road and some steep ascents and descents. At Buelna I drop in at the local Albergue seeking coffee and cake, and the lady there suggests a different route from the standard one, which follows the coast more closely and is off-road. I take her advice and have a lovely ride for about 15km long coastal paths with great views and some short but steep ascents and descents. The views are spectacular.

I have got my timing better today, and together with the early start means I arrive at Celorio in time for lunch and some time at the beach.

While I am here there is a festival on (not sure what for) with lots of traditional dress and, of all things, bagpipes! Check this out.

I am going home in a few days for a family holiday, so will stay at Celorio to maintain and pack the bike. This will be my last blog until I resume my trip in mid August.

Published by jhalstead1

This is my blog of my trip around Spain, off road, on my mountain bike. The story is told in full in my book "Three Wheels on my Bicycle", available on Amazon in Kindle or hardback.

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