Arcea Gran Hotel Pelayo
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.....or "The Christians Get Nasty Back!" We've driven out from Bilbao about 3 hrs. We drove mostly down the coast--lots like highway 1 down the California coast. Some very beautiful sights....after getting used to driving a car the size of a large anchovy can and the stick shift (which I haven't driven in over twenty years, I'm sure!) I was able to …
... perhaps a perfect anecdote to the sterile cities and suburbs we often find ourselves in.
It's a shame that it was overcast today because a lot of the photos didn't come out so well in the mediocre light.
I reached Villaviciosa pretty early and found it had no albergue and camping was far off, so I rode uphill into the countryside about 8km to a monastery (Monestario de Valdedios). Apparently, no monks ...
... and over 110 km.
The albergue I stayed in was nice and unusual, housed in but separate from the train station in Llanes. At each one I stay in, I meet a group of people who are largely walking at the same pace and therefore know everyone else and have formed little groups. Thus, they are happy to see someone new and are eager to talk. I suppose this happens more now in the off season than in the more crowded ...
This weekend was amazing! Honestly my body was so sore and I was so tired, I went to sleep at 10 which is really early here. I felt bad because as I left the kitchen thanking Marisa for dinner, I said good night. I think she could tell I was exhausted.
Saturday a group of us went hiking up the mountain to El Cristo, which is a monument of Jesus on the top of the mountain overlooking Oviedo. It took 2 ...
We are soaking our blistered feet after a 19.something kilometre hike over hill and dale through the beautiful Picos de Europa in the northern Asturius region of Spain. What a day! How did we achieve this feat? Well....to the beginning!
Still with friends Pat & Lamont, we travelled eastward from Cabo Busto, stopping at the cute little fishing village of Cudillero for a walk to the lighthouse. We then ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Room service
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking