Aquae Flaviae Chaves
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- Continental Breakfast
- Breakfast Available
- Non-smoking hotel
- Multilingual staff
- Conference facilities
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Because of the weather forecast and some travel logistics I’ve decided to make my Alto Douro wine region day two days from now rather than today, but I still have to cross the valley to get to points north. I’ll say more about the Alto Douro when I spend a full day or so in it but have to say how amazed I was by it from my initial impressions. I descended through the vineyards on what seem like impossibly ...
... the village and promptly climbed back up and eventually descended to less than 500m after walking around the mountain and looking often over the edge to what should have been amazing views blocked by mist but at one point buddy says "holy heck (well not quite those words) thats a 70 degree drop!" Yep straight over it was! Okay........focus Lari......no falling over the edge!
Finally descended into a village - no bar for coffee of course but we found ...
... 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 ...
... This is my way of making my footprint on the country as small as possible and staying in touch with how the locals travel plus it happens to end up being a lot less expensive. We settled on taking the train and such when in towns but renting a car when it came time to explore the Douro. Now it was time to rent the evil car.
We should have been better prepared. One of us should have brought a GPS or at least invested in a better driving ...
... the path provided lovely views and walking. Again, the walking was good although, after half an hour, the rain started and we had to suit up with wet weather gear and trudged along for a couple of hours. Despite the drizzle, the scenery was good and we made good time. Around 15km in the first three hours took us into Sarria, a town we had heard stories about. Amazing how news comes back along the trail with the information that a large group was in front ...