Camino Days 23 & 24


This is the border of the provinces of Leon and Galicia and straddles the Cantabrian Mountain Sierras of Ancares and Courel at a height of over 1,300 metres. At this time of year this means low cloud and almost constant drizzle.

We cycled from Villafranca del Bierzo uphill for 17 miles in our waterproofs without being able to see very much, and when we had nearly reached the top our route was barred by the construction of a new main road. We turned round and decided to go back to the camper and call it a day.

Last night we moved the camper to the other side of the mountain in the hope that we could cycle back to where we had left off, but today we had to abandon the route after 13 miles as it was too wet and windy.

The forecast is looking wetter by the day, so we have decided to postpone the final 75 miles of the Camino till a time when the weather permits us to enjoy the scenery, to take photos and cycle in safer conditions. We have liked what we have seen of Galicia, and look forward to returning next year to get the full benefit of the province.

Hasta la vista Galicia!

The monastery at Samos
Brass Buddha!
We had the campsite at Sarria all to ourselves

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