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Northern Spain (inc Picos) Tour - June 2014

Hello everyone

First post so please be gentle ;-)

I’m doing a round trip tour of Northern Spain next month (June 2014) as detailed in the provisional itinerary below (though it seems to be changing on a daily basis at the moment !).

If anyone has any recommendations re places to visit/stay/avoid, must ride roads/routes etc or is going to be in the area and fancies meeting up for a ride/drink, then do please get in touch



Day 1 (21st June) - Santander to Oviedo
Day 2 - Oviedo to Santiagio
Day 3 - Santiago to Picos (Canges De Onis)
Day 4 - Picos (CDO) to Picos (Potes)
Day 5 - Picos (Potes) to Tudela
Day 6 - Tudela to Ordesa Y Monte Perdido National Park
Day 6 - Ordesa Y Monte Perdido National Park to San Sebastian
Day 7 - San Sebastian to Santander
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Los Picos is the jewel here....do NOT miss Arenas de Cabrales, and take a couple of hours to walk the Ruta del Cares down and back. The cablecar at Fuente De is interesting. I personally favour Asturias (scenery)and the Basque country (food) to Galicia, and in that order.
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Los Picos is the jewel here....do NOT miss Arenas de Cabrales, and take a couple of hours to walk the Ruta del Cares down and back. The cablecar at Fuente De is interesting. I personally favour Asturias (scenery)and the Basque country (food) to Galicia, and in that order.
Agree the cable car is a hoot and the road to it from Potes is good ride if the roads not too crowded. The N621 Potes to Riano is fantastic, definitely not to be missed. From Riano a good return to Potes is north up the lake then turning right on the N625 then right (East) on the LE244 to Posada de Valdeon; you're now on what in the UK we'd call a 'B' road. If you're lucky you'll see loads of Griffon Vultures overhead as they have a feeding station in the area near the N625/LE244 junction. From Posada de Valdeon (good lunch stop) you can go south on the LE245 (watch out can have a slightly slippy surface) and rejoin the N621 to do the best bit of the road back to Potes but mainly downhill this time instead of uphill. It's a great day out ride. If you're camping there's a good campsite on the right about 1mile outside Potes on the road to the Fuente De cablecar.
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off road route

hi there from wales " there are three of us looking to go out in august to do a round trip of northern Spain ,but we would like to stay off road for the most part
is this your intention ?
if you are doing off road we would be very interested in your route.
or if anybody else on here has an off road route map/ gps route please get in touch , we would like to do something like the mondo Sahara route if poss.
cheers peter
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