Hotel Rural La Lluriga
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Travel Blogs from Llanes
After the first couple of hours escaping Santander (in a saner way than I had entered it), most of the rest of the day was on moderate-use highways, usually with a good shoulder, but still not ideal. The topography was growing more extreme, but I was a bit confined by the roads to see all of the views. Still, I did pass a number of gorgeous places and today has some very nice photos.
I also rode a lot: about 6 1/2 hours ...
... climb the mountain because we got lost, and took the actual trail. It was really steep, but it was winding through the trees, up the mountain, and every now and then we would get an amazing view of Oviedo and the mountains in the distance. Once we reached the top you could see a 360 degree view. If you looked straight you overlooked Oviedo, then behind you it was the ocean and Gijon. It was honestly the best ...
... local white-bean and meat dish). Our learning curve today taught us how to "aerate" cider by pumping it through the "Made in China" cider barrel or pouring it from high above...much laughter ensued as we accidentally squirted each other with cider and managed to waste most of the bottle by spilling it on the table!
Then onwards to our rural hotel in the mountains, El Rexacu, winding up narrow, ...
... is home to a very old Basilica and a church in a cave. Both were really beautiful and we all couldn't stop taking pictures because all the angles were so different! There was a little pond at the bottom with a fountain with 7 spouts. Legend has it that if you drink from all 7 you will get married in a year, so obviously no one wanted to drink out of it. Laura, our professor, then said it also makes wishes come true. I drank all ...
... no comprende. After I came out she wanted to see my stamp that I had paid. I was the last to pay her not 15 min prior. I mean for 5 Euro I expect better service. All good fun and you never know what will happen next. Very few Spanish speak any English, but you run into friendly folks when walking and they carry on a big conversation and I can't understand a word they say. You tell them no habla espanole, englis, but they keep right on ...
- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet