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Pelayo – The Last King of the Visigoths

Although my planned route is to follow the coasts of Spain and Portugal, I am easily tempted inland. The lure of the Picos de Europa National Park takes me into the mountains to the pilgrimage site of Covadonga. 350 more words

European Nomad

Cangas de Onis, Picos de Europa National Park, Santillana del Mar, Santander

This morning we set off into the foothills of the Picos de Europa, a National Park encompassing spectacular mountain and gorge scenery. Our first visit was to the holy cave of Covadonga, a shrine to Pelayo, who achieved the first Christian victory over the Moors in 722. 215 more words


Clasica Los Lagos de Covadonga 2014

110 kms. well over 2000 meters of climbing and finishing atop the HC climb of Los Lagos de Covadonga. Not the ideal ride for someone who has just been told to rest up and spend 3 weeks off the bike by their physio but sometimes there are things you just have to do, no matter what. 1,027 more words

Alto del Torno and Los Lagos de Covadonga

This ride started and finished in Cangas de Onis, Asturias on 6th June 2014. It covered the final two climbs of stage 15 of the Vuelta a Espana 2014… 24 more words


Saturday, May 31st, 2014 - Covadonga/Cangas de Onis

the weather was mal
Covadonga is quite cool
the bridge was pretty

’twas the last night out
we chilled at Harrisons first
I’ll miss my babies


Where Does Time Go?

It’s pretty much April, and I’m sitting here in my room wondering where time has gone. I only have three short weeks left in this amazing place, and although I’m excited to return home I know I’ll miss Santander dearly. 940 more words