Category Bicycle Tours and Rides

Europe 2017 – The Camino de Santiago – Part Thirteen – A Summary Part Two

September 23 – October 18, St. Jean Pied de Port to Santiago de Compostela Food All things considered, we ate reasonably well for not a whole lot of money, averaging 41 euros ($48) a day for the two of us.  Some of the times breakfast was supplied by the albergue, other times it cost us […]

Europe 2017 – The Camino de Santiago – Part Thirteen – A Summary Part One

September 23 – October 18, St. Jean Pied de Port to Santiago de Compostela Much like with our trip in 2014, a journey of this duration, nearly three months in this case involves a bit of planning.  And like that earlier trip, except for the Camino itself where each day would plan itself, we’d left […]

Europe 2017 – The Camino de Santiago – Part Twelve

October 16 – 18, Santiago de Compostela We finished off the Cava and in a light drizzle walked over to the Pilgrim’s Reception Office to see about getting our certificates.  As it was late in the day the line was pretty long, likely a 30-minute wait and knowing we had all of the next day […]

Europe 2017 – The Camino de Santiago – Part Eleven

October 15 – 18, Melide to Santiago de Compostela We arose to dark skies, a combination of the latitude of Spain (it doesn’t get light here this time of year until after 8am) and the smoke from the fires, which had been dampened by a mist that would turn into rain later in the day.  […]

Europe 2017 – The Camino de Santiago – Part Ten

October 14 – 15, Sarria to Melide The day out of Sarria, just two more to go to finish the journey, would be the one where the wheels came off the wagon. Joanna was physically and mentally done, truly in need of a rest day yet I, the unbending task master and cheapest man in […]

Europe 2017 – The Camino de Santiago – Part Nine

October 12 – 14, Ponferrada to Sarria Rolling Out of Ponferrada The 5 euro Breakfast at the albergue that morning was well worth the money, with an all you could eat buffet of toast, pastry, yoghurt, and coffee. We’d need it for what would eventually turn out to be a long and hard, well let’s […]

Europe 2017 – The Camino de Santiago – Part Eight

October 9 – 12, Sahagun to Ponferrada Breakfast at Viatoris the morning we left Sahagun was a delight with coffee, juice, a small wrapped pastry to take with us and the closer, thinly sliced Serrano ham on toast. Tanks full, we mounted up and took off for another day of riding through the Meseta, or […]