Monday, June 15, 2009

to do : madrid - burgos - fuente dé

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this route ive done over the last weekend by car.

i started in madrid, but since the way till burgos is all highway i should emphasize the road between burgos and fuente dé.

this road has beautiful landscapes. roads runing between huge mountains, cliffs and rocks... along valleys, small canyons and rivers carrying water from the ice melting in the mountains... its packed with history, full of oportunities to appreciate some of the most important romanic architecture you can see and of course, great food.

i will not say i unfortunately came by car because of the meaning and the reasons behind driving this weekend, but i will definitely have to do this on the queen during this summer.

places you must stop at...

potes, you can have dinner at casa cayo and walk around this beautiful town.

santo toribio de liébana, where you can see the monastery, and take pictures at the top, there is really a great view and a small chappel worth visiting.

mogrovejo, a beautiful little town with more breathtaking views, this time from the bottom.

fuente dé... this is the final destination. we stayed at the parador which was spectacular! the area is fantastic if you like nature, or if you just want to ride around... it is even better if you love your good food ;)

one thing you should do is take the cable car (next to the parador) to the top and take the 14km hike back down. come prepared, with a camera, water and some food. remember the mountain is no joke, but it is an experience you wont forget. there is a restaurant and a hotel along the path, but you never know when you will burn all the sugar you have and bringing a little something is always helpful, specially if you just wanna sit down and appreciate the peace and calm of the mountains.

this trip becomes so much better with good company :)

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