Arcea Gran Hotel Pelayo
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- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking
- Pets allowed
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Awoke late with the fat German next door in the camper talking about something. Given it was half way through the morning the caffeine fix was calling. Happy to say the coffee at the camp site restaurant was excellent, as was the cake. After brekky and feeling lethargic I unpacked all my gear seeking some unnecessary stuff to send back, unfortunately one spanner a pair of undies and a T shirt was all I could find and hardly ...
Reflecting on the departure from Plymouth I found it hard to believe that well after the scheduled departure time more bikes, cars and campers were still boarding the Ferry. Perhaps the departure time is just indicative... Interesting afternoon and evening on the ferry - met and chatted to several bikers. A mechanic from up north shared loads of Picos de Europa routes with me and loaded to my GPS from SD card, he also changed a few of the settings which was ...
Finally we drift into Rioseco and find a hotel. It is a relief to dry out and neck a beer or two. There are some damn fine heavy ales in this part of Spain.
The hotel has been in the family for a long time. In the dining room there are old photographs of the hotelier's father or grandfather working in the smoke house at the back. He is surrounded by ...
We arrive in Santander at 11:45. It is a lovely approach into the harbour. The town tumbles down the hills that surround the inlet. No sign of my bank though.
The channel into the harbour runs past sandbanks to the east. They seem far too close for a boat this big. The town climbs up the hillsides to the west.
There are around a hundred bikes queuing to disembark so it ...
... we passed through a series of low, wet tunnels to emerge at the end of the gorge among the meadows of Cain.
A tremendous day.
A final culinary speciality of the Picos is the ultra-tangy blue cheeses made with untreated cow's-milk cheese and matured in mountain caves. Sophie quite enjoyed trying these; Sam rather less so.
Onward bus to Oviedo, via Arenas de Cabrales and Cangas de Onis, to Oviedo - 2.5hrs.