Category Archives: Spain

The end of Spain: Andorra to Barcelona

Before coming to Spain the place I was most looking forward to visiting was Barcelona.  Everyone seems to rave about the city, sometimes referring to it as “a giant outdoor museum”.  Sadly, of the places we visited in Spain, I … Continue reading

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Cycling the Pyrenees in March

A little weather research indicates that March may be early for cycling in the Pyrenees.  It’s still ski season, and of course the famous Col du Tourmalet is almost guaranteed to be closed.  Kurt and I were hoping to at least … Continue reading

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Fairy tale castles in pig country

Before coming to Spain, I didn’t realize what a pig-crazy country it was.  The variety of pork sausages and salami in the markets is quite amazing.  And if you want, you can simply by a whole cured leg.  There were … Continue reading

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Treasures near Madrid, or how 100km of cycle touring takes a week

Bicycle touring Spain, finally!  I’ve wanted to go to Spain for years.  I have Kurt to thank for making it happen this year.  When he was in Antalya last fall, he suggested a one-month tour from to Lisbon to Barcelona.  … Continue reading

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