Just in case you are wondering what I am doing in the rain on my bike, I have just started the Camino de Santiago. It also known as the Saint James Way across the north of Spain. I started in San Jean Pied de Port in France and together with my brother we cycled nearly 800kms to Santiago de Compostela.
I got to my starting point, Saint Jean Pied de Port on the AVE, Spain’s high speed train to Madrid. Then I took the train to Pamplona. From Pamplona Then I took the bus from Pamplona bus station over the Pyrenees to my starting point in France.
You see me here on the climb up from Sant Jean Pied de Port in France to Roncesvalles in Spain on our first day. Our first stop was at the Posada de Roncesvalles. There was a great buzz and tired as we were after climbing 1200m over 26kms it felt good to be on our way. It rained on and off for the first 10 days and then we had brilliant sun for our arrival in Santiago de Compostela.
I got back three days ago and now this afternoon I am setting off to do another five days biking on the Via de la Plata starting in Monasterio north of Seville with my daughter and friends. We started this route last September.
So when I get back I’ll get the Via de la Plata blog up to date and then write about my experiences on the Camino de Santiago or Camino Francés as it’s also called.
I haven’t mentioned it before but I did 6 days trekking in Patagonia in Argentina in January and I’ll be writing about that too. Thank you very much for your patience in waiting for replies on Gomarbella blog and Facebook. I’ll be back in business from 24th May onwards. Must go and pack a puncture repair outfit. Where are my cycle clips? See you soon. Mike