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- Swimming pool
- Free parking
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- Continental Breakfast
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After breakfast at the Pousada we sit in the lounge and our room. We were going yo go to the pool but it is overcast and cool. The ABCD are having a meeting in the hotel. Not heard of them? Its a European organisation called the Advisory Board on Cat Diseases. Or did someone just make that up? We check out at noon. The car has been parked outside for two days. Unfortunately it was under a tree and is covered in a layer of gluey gunge. The windscreen washers get enough off my side of ...
Our wine and bread tour started at a small museum in the center of the village.
We proceeded to the winery, where our guide Maria, gave us an in depth history of the area and how it's become known for its Muscat grapes. It can be quite warm there in the summer - 50 degrees Celsius or 122. The ground is very rocky, all of which makes for perfect conditions.
From Lamego I descended unexpected far and fast into the Douro Valley. By Lamego I had already dropped so far from the mountains that I already felt like I was in the valley but was apparently still around 1,800 feet in elevation. The descent through the vineyards was spectacular, and I couldn't help taking a short detour through the vineyard towns in the south side of the valley. Wow, this is a wino’s (umm, I mean ...
... how right they were - this kitchen rocks! €8 bar bill and €8 bill for food for dinner - winning!
Okay up for the final 13km for the day - 27km day but doing it this way eliminates a 30+km day and then we have two days around 20km which are really rest days because we are in before lunch.
The final leg was a bit of flat and finish with a 5km climb which wasn't all that bad but managed to add 120 floors to Fitbit giving us ...
... is being used a lot by concrete trucks and when two of them met near us, we simply had to find a way off the road. Easier said than done..........you pick your way around a ditch, or blackberries, or whatever! Nothing was easy. My buddy and I have always laughed about how much we click and how much we think alike and are forever telling each other to get our of our brain. Today was no different, we were both thinking this is dangerous a bit and even though we waited for light to ...