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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 ...
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 ...
... how right they were - this kitchen rocks! €8 bar bill and €8 bill for food for dinner - winning!
Okay up for the final 13km for the day - 27km day but doing it this way eliminates a 30+km day and then we have two days around 20km which are really rest days because we are in before lunch.
The final leg was a bit of flat and finish with a 5km climb which wasn't all that bad but managed to add 120 floors to Fitbit giving us ...
... 7 so we will have to miss out but will order something to take with us on the road as its 14km to the first bar!
As I finish this blog today there's a hell of a noise outside the bar. Check out the windows - large mob of goats and sheep being herded through town - so love this bit of rural Spain - anything goes - but most cheese we buy is sheep or goats which we both love so rock on and keep bringing those goats and sheep through!
Less than 10 days to Santiago! BRING IT ...
... of relying on the bad excuse of a map that the Budget rental agent gave us along with a wave of the hand for directions. I should have known better, but I was trying not to think about renting a car.
Off we went. Back we came. Off we went again, oops not this direction, wait, not north. Drat. With much effort and more than a little trial and error we got where we were going.
The Douro river is one of the longest rivers of the ...