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Day 24 - 30.1km

There are 3 different route options out of Villa franco and I took the easiest one - the grey route that followed the road and the rushing stream. through the valley with mountains either side. It was very picturesque. I did this one last time and would have liked to do the right hand route up through the mountains but thought it would be pretty muddy after the rain. The left hand green route is even steeper in the mountains that side.

I walked in my sandals until we started the steep climb up the mountain into Galicia and then changed into my boots. Just as well as the mud was insane. It was a steep long muddy uphill! BUT oh so pretty and just a beautiful walk. Once you passed through 2 small villages 34 of the way up the trails had magnificent views of the valley below as you ascended the last of the hill into Cereberio.

This was another favourite place. A small mountain top village , often in the clouds with circular stone buildings with low thatched rooves. I stayed at the municipal albergue - no shower doors but was segregated into male and female. 104 beds in 3 rooms - 5 E

Had a lovely walk around and taste tested food in number of lovely little restaurants. Met up with Nick and other people I had met on the way and had afternoon drinks.

So green

So green


Going uphill

Going uphill


Time to change into my boots

Time to change into my boots


Local entrepreneur selling snacks

Local entrepreneur selling snacks


Serenity

Serenity


And more serenity

And more serenity


The trail

The trail


Old buildings

Old buildings


Nearly at the top

Nearly at the top


Marker

Marker


Albergue

Albergue


View from the albergue

View from the albergue


Looking down onto the village

Looking down onto the village


The village

The village


The one cobblestoned street

The one cobblestoned street


Thatched roof

Thatched roof


Yep this tasted so good

Yep this tasted so good


Nice restaurant where I ate dinner

Nice restaurant where I ate dinner


Local laundromat

Local laundromat


Low thatched roof

Low thatched roof


Quaint buildings

Quaint buildings


Meadow flowers

Meadow flowers


Top of the world

Top of the world


Local church

Local church


Love this roof

Love this roof


Restaurant fireplace

Restaurant fireplace

Posted by hillbillyramsey 17:00 Archived in Spain

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