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Month: July 2016

Camino Frances part deux and Masseube – 9th to 24th July 2016

Camino Frances part deux and Masseube – 9th to 24th July 2016

  Saturday 9th July León to Itero de la Vega via Carrión de los Condes and Terradillos de los Templarios, Bercianos, Mansilla de las Mulas and Frómista. (Days 20,19,18,17, 16 and 15) Distance 138.59 km Max Speed 55.6 kmph Average Speed 19.4 kmph Total Distance 5142.23 km After 3 nights in the Parador it’s time to move on. “I will miss you Parador and the pampering that came too!” Wild camping is going to be even tougher now! We have…

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Camino Frances – 2nd July to 8th July 2016

Camino Frances – 2nd July to 8th July 2016

  Saturday 2nd July   Santiago to Río Pambre via Pedrouzo and Ribadiso. (Days 33, 32 and 31)   Distance 69.5 km Max Speed 66.5 kmph Average Speed 13.2 kmph Total Distance 4731.34 km   Today we start the Camino Francés but going in reverse. Once again we have John Brierley’s guidebook, Camino de Santiago, The Way of St James. We’re still enjoying the luxury of our expensive hotel with its beautifully manicured lawns and aviary located right in the…

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Camino Portugués part 2 – 25th June to 1st July 2016

Camino Portugués part 2 – 25th June to 1st July 2016

  Saturday 25th June   Braga – Skydiving   Distance 20.36 km Max Speed 75.4 kmph Average Speed 13 kmph Total Distance 4393. 60 km   Today we cycle from Braga to the aerodrome and whilst cycling up a cobbled Street get a puncture en route, in the back tyre. Daz soon has it fixed and we’re off again. We enter a stretch of national road and it swoops smoothly down hill, reaching our top speed so far – 75.4…

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