Hotel Casino Chaves
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- Tennis Court
- Airport Transportation
- Continental Breakfast
- Meeting rooms/conference facilities
- Heated pool
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... to get going. We head for Vidago a small village in the middle of nowhere quite close to the Spanish border. It could have been a really easy journey but I decide to come off the motorway to visit Amarante. We are running along the Douro Valley at this point but the motorway runs along the top of the hills. Amarante is down at river level and the guidebook says it is a pretty little place with an old Roman Bridge. What it didn't mention is that it is now surrounded by a ...
... No dryer but have a heater in the room so the Chinese laundry rides again. Cranking it out but so nice to have everything clean again.
Rest of the house seems to be full of bike Camino people. Holy **** they are noisy - but in my head if they make heaps of noise tonight the early birds next door will make heaps in the morning!
Now this house has a kitchen we can use and shop opens at 4:30. So have a drink and a bite to eat while we wait for it to open. Duly wait ...
Glutes work out to start and finish the day! Headed out at 6 - buddy says its dry - BS is my response and in the first 50m stop to don the wet gear on the pack! He does too *giggle*
Hi ho 2km straight uphill in the dark - bitumen - already worked that out and made a choice to wear sandals until the last 5km of the day when it's another horrendous uphill section but with a heavy rock load which is said to be slippery in the wet - sure was. Shoes held the rock ...
Bonus!!! Brekky from a bar that opens at 6am! Chockers full of locals so worth doing business. Typical Spain it's croissants (chocolate ones if you want them) or toastados. At least I get a couple of cold boiled eggs. No one worries here that you go into their places and not eat their food, just have a coffee is fine! And what a great way to start the day! Coffee!
No worries getting out as I had scoped it yesterday. After descending to 970m to get into town yesterday we climbed ...
... downstairs. The day tourists have gone and we're now in front of the fire warming up before dinner. It feels like we are in our own hotel rather than an albergue. Dinner was salad, chicken and fries, and Galacian Cake, a cake I would like to have more of when I get back to Australia. Richard just ordered a 10 year old cognac and paid 2 Euro for almost half a glass so we could have problems moving him tomorrow.
Almost time to turn in, so good night!