Pamplona to Logrono

Thursday 30 August 2012
Hotel Husa los Bracos, Logrono, Spain
102.37km, 6hrs 5 mins, 16.8kph, 0900 – 1645

Rise: 1360 up, 1420 down

Route: Pilgrims’ route out of town, N6000 to Puente la Reina; N111 to Logrono

To get out of the city centre, follow the pilgrims route, marked about every 4 feet so the peregrinos don’t stray. However we did stray, getting onto the N6000 instead of the N111. That cost us 8 km but avoided going over the high ridge of the main route.

Stopped at the Eunate church outside Puente la Reina, 12th century, for coffee at Puente, and quick lunch near Estella. Otherwise spent the whole day in the saddle pushing through the heavy winds and high hills.

Spectacular scenery all day, beautiful riding, we’re finding our legs.

Dinner in Spain starts at 9.00 and in the cities we’ve been in, dinner is tapas at the bars. So tonight we got with the program, had our anniversary dinner at multiple establishments, but started and finished at the Torro. Younger guys, newer food, and large copas de cava (local champagne).

Thirty two years and we’re still pushing up the hills together.

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About Olin and Suzanne
Olin and Suzanne's cycling trip, across Canada and around the world.

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