Route: San Martin de Losa – Hierro – Medina de Pomar – Espinosa de los Monteros – Reinosa – Cervera de Pisuerga – Guardo – Boñar
It was sweltering hot the day I left my campsite next to the potato field.Via San Martin de Losa I rode, all via super quiet country roads and tracks, to Quincoces de Yuso.There’s a bakery and a small fruteria where you can buy all the necessary, provided you are willing to wait long, very long.Service is super slow and, untypical, and in both shops, very unfriendly.
Next up was the ‘Ermita de San Pantaleon de Losa’, a small church built on a high rock.I left my bike at a house with some friendly locals and hiked to the top.The Ermita itself was closed, but the views definitely worth the climb.
Following provincial road BU-550 along the Rio Jerea, I come at a fork.Right will bring me directly to Medina de Pomar, but I drew my route to the left, via the small settlement of Hierro.Nothing to see there, only the fact that I think it
Route: Etxalar – San Sebastian – Lekunberri – Vitoria-Gasteiz – Berberana
Waking up in spain the next morning, me, and the hill tops around me are bathing in a sea of clouds. What a sight. It is if I were a couple of thousand meter above sea level, while I’m standing at barely 400 meters asl. I take it very easy in the morning. The last days have been hectic enough, and I intend to take a hotel for one are two nights in Lesaka.
The downhill over a good track into Etxalar is very steep. This is were the difference between v-brakes and good disc brakes show. I’m torturing my rims. Etxalar is a very neat little town. A tv crew was just making some shots, even of me enterig the village. Who knows I will appear on TVE 🙂
There was a sign outside the tourist info, about Carmen, and an opera, and a girl from
Initially, the Via Lemovicensis has two possible varieties: a northern one via Bourges and a southern one via Nevers. Looking at these options, as always, I could not decide which one to take, so, as always, I decide to do a bit of both. I start on the northern section, allowing me to ride to La Charité-Sur-Loire. From here, I can take a hard option, the GR654 towards Nevers, or an easier option along the Loire River. This way, I think I will see the best of the northern and the southern options on the Via Lemovicensis. The off-road tracks I’m following are marvelous, but there’s some pushing to be done. 16% up, towards La Charité even 26% down….
A little stretch of about hundred meter was overgrown with thorns and fallen trees but mostly it was super pleasant