Hotel Casino Chaves
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- Continental Breakfast
- Meeting rooms/conference facilities
- Tennis Court
- Airport Transportation
- Room service
- Multilingual staff
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The notes say today is mostly downhill so please explain why we climbed 85 floors before we arrived to tonight's digs. But we have descended nearly 500 metres just a lot of up and down to get down - sounds Irish! But the off road sections were so Galicia and so pretty and stunning. All very medieval and fairy tale like. Check out the pics of the path today.
Yes, it was rather wet under foot, made worse by all the bikes coming through yesterday and today digging it ...
... for the day, the second time in a week! Not a bad effort for old *****! A bucket load of bikes on this section and we put one foot after the other they were pedalling one rotation after the other - tough no matter which way you do it, they just get an easier downhill!
We arrived into the village soaked through the Gortex and grabbed coffee and headed to the Albergue to dry out (in a state of hope to warm up with a good shower and be able to dry wet stuff ...
... it reached 8 with the ever present wind over the mountains. By mid arvo it managed 11 again. Such is life in the mountains. But I'm in Galicia so I'm excited. It is so beautiful everywhere and for everyone reading this put it on your bucket list.
I'm doing fine for the stressy people out there. Today was a lot of bitumen and so is tomorrow. I still loathe walking on that stuff but at least I can look around without the clutz factor kicking in and I don't have to worry so ...
... as it also came with the obligatory basket of bread. Unfortunately, we have given up on the red wine in this region. It is too cold so the white wine is the pick. Don't tell anyone but I even enjoyed the white wine as the red is so crook.
Great meal but still early so we went back to the bar near our albergue and had a nightcap of whiskey. They don't sell by the nip over here. There must not be any taxes on alcohol as they just keep pouring ...
... assured me that there were only 5k left. Off I went for another small hill with mud and rocks and sand. At the top, I met a bicycle tour who thought it was so funny that I was alone and from America. They all wanted to take pictures and it was such an uplift for me. I finally arrived at the Alberque around 6:45pm. We went to town for dinner and then I was out like a light. Tomorrow is into Ourense, a private hotel room with a ...