Travel Blogs from Canillo
... built the castle was named was named "Wilfred the Hairy"...
I guess they couldn't all be "the great" or "the brave".
In Cardona, the glory of the castle and the town itself stem from the nearby salt mines. The salt was used as currency at one point in time, but now it is sold in the gift shops as interesting pendants and bath salts.
From Cardona, we passed through the green, mountainous landscape of northern
Spain and crossed into ...
No breakfast at the hotel so we decided to leave earlier at 8am, a welcome cool start to he day, the weather forecast was storms in Andorra, the weather along the route was fantastic and the scenery again was amazing. Unfortunately not any vista points were visited so no pics, try better tomorrow. The hairpins and bends along the route were tricky at times and Rogers footplates took a bit of wear as they scrapped ...
After a continental Becky we hit the road again at about 9 am, weather good and warming up, gonna be a hot on we thought. Roads were twisty and snaking all through the mountains and the scenery breathtaking, we stopped for a coffee break in a small village, the weather very hot, we cracked on again no dramas ...
... we have decided not to risk it.
The second reason is that it is probably not a good idea to do this entire track in one go. It is too long and the terrain too difficult. We are physically feeling strong, but still need a break from the constant strenuous physical activity, which dulls your mind a bit to what you are seeing as you go.
The third is the uncertainty of the weather. The forecasts ...
... The track was made up of mud and cow droppings and also badly overgrown, and we had to fight our way through it a few meters at the time. Eventually we reached the point where the trail started upwards on the next mountain ridge which was a 600 meter climb mainly through forest. The trail was extremely steep and difficult to see, we had to be very careful to spot the markers and check our GPS position so as not to get lost. We reached Sirmont's Pass and had lunch but the ...
Other places to stay in Canillo
Ctra Del Forn s/n Urb Riba Grossa, Canillo | 4 star hotelfrom $47
Ctra General s/n, Canillo | 5 star hotelfrom $86
Avda del Coprinceps, s/n, Canillo | 4 star hotelfrom $118
Ctra. del Forn, S/N, Canillo | 4 star hotelfrom $65
Placa Major, Canillo | 3 star hotelfrom $63
Ctra. General s/n , Canillo | 3 star hotelfrom $69