Picos de Europa tour on a bike

Strange lodgings for a bike

Strange lodgings for a bike

I have just come back from a 500 mile cycling tour of the Picos in Northern Spain. The region’s scenery is majestic, and I found myself running out of superlatives trying to describe it.  Sometimes the bicycle gets to stay in the most luxurious stable; always treated with great respect by all the hotels and pensions! This time, it was even invited to a wedding reception!

About to descend to Potes

About to descend to Potes

A rather baleful and impotent bear watching over the bike. Its a bit ironic that throughout history, humans have decided they needed to eradicate bears; and yet now, when they have all gone,  they are so often held up as the symbols of the wild and wonderful areas they used to roam in.

 

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