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Travel Blogs from Aguilar de Campoo
In 1996 we were in the northern slopes of the Picos de Europa, but we were not prepared to drive a caravan into these superb mountains in the borderland of Cantabria, Asturias and Castilla y León. Getting there from Burgos requires a climb over a 1350 meter pass with a steep slope going down to the valley of Potes, the main point of departure for explorations of ...
... br> The sea crossing from Australia to Asia.
Bangkok and Siagon
You can read all of the details of where we stopped along the way.
However anyone interested in knowing where to hike in the South Tyrol, especially the Dolomites will find details on some of the great hikes we did between June and late August.
Later today I hope to hear the sound of Michael O'Leary's ...
... and Rene recommended a ride through the Picos de Europa (which was already recommended by our other biker friend Mark), a group of high mountain peaks slightly inland from the ocean. We cruised through them for almost the whole day - climbing up and winding down, slowing though tiny villages which slept along the trickling river at the bases. It was like our Scottish section – stunning scenery with tiny patchy roads, only hot and no rain… and huge apathetic ...
... office run by the Picos de Europa National Park.
"You only need to go to the second bridge, Puente Bolín. You’ll see the best part of the canyon in that stretch", the knowledgeable park ranger informs us.
We park our car and commence the walk. Who should be the first people we come across but a couple of English hikers we had met yesterday at Fuente Dé.
"We’ve come all the way from the far end of the canyon" ...
Wednesday is a free day to relax in the mountain town of Potes. We wander around enjoying the clear highland air and alpine scenery. In preparation for our long walk tomorrow, we take a short hike to the neighbouring village, as well as walk from the hotel into the town. For our picnic lunch, we find a splendid spot beside the famous Monastery of St. Toribio de Liébana, where St. Beatus wrote his monumental tomes mentioned earlier.
- Free parking