Featured Touring Spain Trip 1

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  1. roadrider

    roadrider First Class Member
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    Thought I'd get round to doing a short write up of our Spanish trip that we did in June.
    Caught the ferry from Portsmouth to Santander,which was delayed but not a problem,though loading seemed to take a long time,not helped by a pull from customs who made me take my drybag off and scanned it :mad: oh well! that's the first time.
    We'd book a night close to the port in case of problems,which turned out to be the best plan as we didn't get off the boat until gone 8 o'clock.
    Had a great ride to the second hotel,though the weather was a bit damp,but this is "green Spain" so it can rain any time.
    We stayed 3 night's at the Hotel del Oso which I can thoroughly recommend.
    http://hoteldeloso.es/en/home/
    Friendly staff,good food and good value.Book through Brittany Ferries and you'll get a good deal.
    The Picos is stunning,road's are just a load of bends strung together and it seems no one lives there! because traffic is next to nothing.

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  2. Tiglet

    Tiglet Vintage Member
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    What are you doing roadrider letting the secret out:);)

    We first toured Northern Spain 16 /17years ago and there really was hardly any traffic on some of the best roads in Europe at that time.
    Been back 6 or is it 7 times :rolleyes: usually heading west and south a bit and on the odd occasion we've ventured into Northern Portugal, crap roads and crazy drivers:mad:

    Love the place it's the real Spain hardly anyone spoke English and when you pulled up in a village for lunch or coffee the whole village would come out and look at the bikes.
    Think they only saw and rode mopeds.

    Happy days.

    Dave.
     
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  3. Dougie D

    Dougie D Crème de la Crème

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    Looks a lovely area, and that Hotel looks really nice
     
  4. steve lovatt

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    That looks pretty good - like the idea of empty roads!
     
  5. thebiglad

    thebiglad Old fart, still riding !

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    Very nice looking hotel and ribbons of beautiful bike roads - it's on my 'bucket list'.
     
  6. Tiglet

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    Roadrider did you go up in the cable car at Fuentes De, just up the road from your hotel.

    My mate jibed at the last minute,,,,,,,,,,thank god:eek:.

    Dave.
     
  7. roadrider

    roadrider First Class Member
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    Yes we did the cable car :confused:
    Sorry for letting the secret out.
    It's worth checking it out.
     
  8. Tim Jones

    Tim Jones Well-Known Member

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    Been there for the last 3 years, also there on June but went down to Portugal and back.

    As you say fantastic area and Portugal just the same, so quiet and cheap.

    Teejay
     
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