Los Acebos de Arriondas
Travel Blogs from Arriondas
This is a great route which I cycled with my sons Paul and Mark when they were about 12 years old (twins). This would be about 1994. We camped as we went. Today we went first to Santillana del Mar. This town originates from about the 15th century I believe! The photos say it all. My son Mark loved the torture museum.....horrible. We ate roast chicken and salad and then went to Comillas, where I once camped and swam in the sea. We ...
... from them, and I'm getting paid. Because we all know people need money when studying abroad!
There is a group here called ESN which organizes activities and trips for foreign students studying in Oviedo. Every Tuesday night they have this event called Tapas Night. Tapas are basically appetizers in Spain. Every Tuesday they host it at a different bar or restaurant so we can get to know new places, and you buy a drink and get free Tapas ...
... 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 ...
... of balloons in the night sky with the stars. It was beautiful, and honestly couldn't even take a picture. If you've seen the movie Tangled, it's similar to when they released the lanterns from the lake. It looked just like that. Here is a link to a video I found of the balloons being released.
http://multimedia.lne.es/videos/oviedo/ 20131006/noche-blanca-oviedo-441754.sht ml
On Sunday I went ...
- Room service
- Fitness/Health center