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Travel Blogs from Avila
... nice hot shower in luxurious bathroom ,wandered down to garden terrace with it's views and fabulous rose gardens and were presented with bottle of local wine and nibbles. Watched the sun go down, at 9 o'clock moved inside (getting a bit chilly) and were served a sumptuous dinner. Only one other couple staying so we were treated like royalty. What a change from Grazalema! Don't get me wrong we loved the village of Grazalema but this is a welcome change.
A cycle ride to Arenas de San Pedro was the plan today and
then beyond to suss out the campsite at a village called Guisando. We found our
campsite a little noisy last night! It seems the owners of the caravans are
taking up residency for the Easter holidays.
The cycle ride was hard. The road to Arenas de San Pedro is
a steep switch back road through pine forest.
The town itself is a lively little place with ...
Ávila was a very good day trip and and the wall was incredible! However towards the end of the day I did begin to get slightly bored. Other than the wall, there was not much to do besides walk the city and visit churches. Ávila is the city in Spain with the highest density of churches! Although beautiful, every cathedral or basilica was nearly the same as the last, and after a long day of walking, I was glad to get back to Madrid. ...
... very garlickly and delicious).
The girls went scarf-shopping yet again and bought a few more, while the long-suffering boys waited in the town square. We have seen very few bike shops on this trip at all!
We had a bit of a rest in the afternoon, caught up with washing and went to the supermarket. Went back to the town at night for another wander around.
A highlight for Steve on his morning wander for bread for breakfast. He saw a dog carrying a lady's baguette home in its mouth AND it stopped for a pee on a wall en route (baguette still in mouth). Wadestown dog owners - lets hope you don't get any ideas!!! Although Stella could probably carry a Grande Baguette.
Valencia is an amazing, modern city and realising we hadn't finished doing everything we wanted ...