Aquae Flaviae Chaves
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- Continental Breakfast
- Banquet room
- Breakfast Available
- Non-smoking hotel
- Multilingual staff
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Travel Blogs from Chaves
... with twisting roads on many levels. We get lost and Mrs. Merkel seems to have no idea where she is. We spend ages going round and round, get a fleeting view of the bridge in the distance and eventually get back on to the main road. We are staying at the Vidago Palace Hotel. The porter offers to clean our car for us. Its just what's needed, and its free. It is a huge building. It was built as a Spa Hotel in 1910 because there are mineral springs the and the mineral water is still sold ...
... ridge, the Serra de Alvao, stands to the west and northwest of Vila Real, constituting a natural park, not exactly a National Park but a kind of preserve of nature and traditional lifestyles. I took a winding road that climbed steeply through the villages and then into open space with spectacular views over the towns from where I came. While the scenery is great, I have to say that what really excites me is the human interaction with ...
... she was coming down then. This fellow must have been parked up from the night before and spoke to us from his car but when we said we spoke little Spanish he gave up, we got organised and left for the next village and coffee! It seems a holiday today here - May Day? - lots of cyclists on the track today.
Now the notes said we had a downhill after the village - NOT - still more climb and its raining and its misting - we dropped from over 1000m to about ...
... could capture our morning.
We have struggled this Camino with accommodation & have been seriously and actively looking each day for the next days destination, booking if we can (frequently not an option) to secure something so that we don't have to do 30+kms every day if we fail. Tonight's only accommodation is this Albergue. Everything else is taken by the construction people. They are building a high speed rail through lots of this area of Spain (lots of tunnels ...
... shiny gear, taking pictures of each other as they made their way into the airport. Their backpacks were nearly glowing, walking poles judiciously attached, clean hiking boots with very new gray hiking socks peaking over the tops. They are on the beginning of their adventure and judging by their gear, they plan on a bit of trekking. I could sense their excitement and I felt a little envious. It looks like they are planning on staying close to the ...