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Rest days in Bilbao – Guest Blogger – Mrs. Monkey !

With the freedom to be entirely reckless, for now, at least, before the next adventure in our lives kicks in, Mrs. Monkey decided at 4 days notice to join me in Bilbao. So, I thought, I shall hand over the reins of the blog to my wife... for one day only. 😅 Ladies and gentlemen,… Continue reading Rest days in Bilbao – Guest Blogger – Mrs. Monkey !

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Days 11 / 12 Zaragoza to Tudela to Logroño

I had an interesting encounter in Tudela. On arriving into the outskirts I decided to cut short my two night stay here and press on to Logroño the following day. Time to check-in was 4.00pm so I hung around having made good time. At 4.05 I walked into Reception to find no-one but a young… Continue reading Days 11 / 12 Zaragoza to Tudela to Logroño

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Day 10 Zaragoza rest day

Sunday morning lie in. I had selected two treats for the day and intended to keep it to that. Too much walking around Alicante had made recovery and then riding a bit of a challenge so I’m trying to be sensible with what I can see in a day. First stop was the Aljafería, a… Continue reading Day 10 Zaragoza rest day

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Day 10 Aranda to Burgos …..lost in translation….

The main route from Aranda to Burgos is straight as an arrow, and I suspect,the route most people will take. However, if you are on a bike, you almost certainly have to choose the scenic route throught the villages but, shush, don't tell anyone, it's better anyway. I had a feeling that my Garmin had… Continue reading Day 10 Aranda to Burgos …..lost in translation….

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Day 6 Cuenca to Budia…..top, top ride…

This has to be the noisiest village I have ever experienced. I arrive into the Plaza de Espańa at 4.00pm to find this sleepy mountain village blasting out The Rolling Stones from the local bar and two guys sat outside drinking and shouting at each other in an amiable "I can shout louder than you"… Continue reading Day 6 Cuenca to Budia…..top, top ride…

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Day 3 Albacete to Belmonte ….the transition

Foreword (geddit?); Wifi in rurales Espańa can be a bit hit and miss, blog fans, so we have some catching up to do. Today I rode along the N-301. For about 60 miles.  That's it. Okay so here's a picture of what then N-301 looks like. 60 miles of it. I suppose I'd better say… Continue reading Day 3 Albacete to Belmonte ….the transition

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Day 7 Caceres to Plasencia

Caveat Emptor 2: Travelling light as I am, I have left behind my DSLR. All photos are from my phone or iPad with the limitations that they have. But it's not art is it, they are to illustrate the journey. Enjoy.    Storks,sitting atop their nests, themselves atop the pinnacles of the church of Santiago… Continue reading Day 7 Caceres to Plasencia