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Hoje fugimos do roteiro planejado.
Mas foi uma escolha maravilhosa.
Nós resolvemos ir à Coimbra.
Como não estava nos planos rodamos a cidade toda para encontrar um hotel.
E por fim escolhemos o mais belo!
Fica num morro e tem uma vista linda!
Porto was a really fantastic introduction to Portugal and a complete juxtaposition to Holland. My legs have been reminded what hills are like and my taste buds have appreciated the shift from the stodgy dutch cuisine (francesinha excepted). Portugal has been exactly as I pictured it with the fading glory of centuries providing a great mix of grandiose buildings built in fits and starts during times of prosperity and the ruined and crumbling buildings reminding ...
... and arriving in Coimbra found our hotel in the old quarter. Later we walked the steep path up to the old university sitting prominently above the town. Amazingly old building around an inspiring quadrangle. The oldest university in Portugal dating back 500 years. Dined at a restaurant opposite the hotel. A very good meal, busy with lots of people. Good to have a beer and relax. Stayed at Hotel Vitoria. Good beds good size room. Shuttered and dark. Quiet. VG €45 incl ...
Treixsedo station on the Ecopista do Dao to Villa Boa, Mortagua 18 miles I left the comfort of my cosy hammock at 8am and made some tea and found some biscuits. I then returned to the comfy hammock for another hour. Having eaten all my biscuits and used my last tea bag, I got up and packed up the camp and was back on my bike by ten o'clock. I continued on the Ecopista Do Dao for another couple of miles ...
Along the ecopista do doa . 23 miles Dragging my heels waiting for my wife to arrive at mummy's before me . After waking at 8 and having breakfast of ham and cheese rolls and fruit and yogurt ,coffee and orange juice I checked out about 11 and hit the hills straight away .the first 5 miles where challenging but then I hit ...