Cycling the Atlantic coast of Europe from north to south during the summer of 2017. View the archive, the route so far, or donate to MSF.

Gijón

By Stuart Lowe on

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Morning in Ribadesella

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Ribadesella

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Bay of Biscay

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With Yorkshire terrier out for a stroll

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Bar

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Mountains

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Berbes

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Colunga

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The road

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Gijón

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Gijón

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Gijón front

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Muros de Nalón

Having ridden all day over many hills I was disappointed to discover that the campsite I'd aimed for all day was closed. I headed back up to Soto de Luiña. I asked at one hotel. They said there was the Albergue but it was full and I wasn't a pilgrim. Their hotel rooms were €35 but the lady said there might be someyhing cheaper in the middle. The bar in the centre had an Albergue. No go for me. I feel like a second class citizen. They sent me to another hotel. This was €30 so I took it having no cheaper option. It has exceeded my daily budget but he upside is that I can have my first bath in 102 days.