- Logroño ---> Belorado
- 73.8 km (47.7 miles)
- 8 hours (with lunch-town visits-and breaks)
- Total Distance Traveled: 171.1 km (106.3 miles)
|still waking up|
|no fun with all that weight on the bike|
|Pretty fields along the way|
|Tough hill climb|
|picture explains just how I felt|
|coming into a small pueblo before stopping for lunch|
I pushed forward and regretted it almost instantly. About 5 miles out of the town I passed 3 walkers and for the next 10 minutes I didn´t see any signs on where the camino was supposed to be. It is ALWAYS marked by yellow arrows. I was deep in the middle of wine fields and it was really hot. I finally came to a 4 way dirt intersection in the fields. I debated what to do then I followed a RED arrow up a steep road. At the top was a T-intersection with another red arrow pointing back to the town I just came from. I went back down the hill and backtracked to where the 3 people were at. The guy said you always go straight if there is no signal.
So i started back up the road to the 4 way cross and continued straigh. I biked for a few more miles and still saw no signs. I came to a paved section with 2 dirt roads going off it and took the paved section down the hill. I was really hot and tired and still had about 16 km (10ish miles) to bike. I ended up coming onto the next town and it had signals. Apparently I took the old camino and it hadn´t been marked for some time. I was back on the official camino and happy.
|Carrying the shell to santiago|
|Plaza in Belorado|
|Above the city|