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TM does Picos de Europa - June 2019
« on: Jun 04, 2019, 10:03 PM »
A full Trip Report will be published here when I return after the 17th June  :028: :028:

But to follow my daily updates on Facebook click on this link HERE  :notsure:
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Re: TM does Picos de Europa - June 2019
« Reply #1 on: Jun 05, 2019, 01:40 AM »


 Hope the trip goes well, Richard.

 Looking forward to the ride report.

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Re: TM does Picos de Europa - June 2019
« Reply #2 on: Jun 05, 2019, 07:46 AM »
I'm not on Facebook but looking forward to the report and pics.have a great time.
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Re: TM does Picos de Europa - June 2019
« Reply #3 on: Jun 05, 2019, 06:40 PM »
Facebook?   :sick:   :192:  :125:   :192:   :125:   :192:

Hope you enjoy the trip.   :biker1:

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Re: TM does Picos de Europa - June 2019
« Reply #4 on: Jun 06, 2019, 04:08 PM »
seems a nice ickle trip
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Re: TM does Picos de Europa - June 2019
« Reply #5 on: Jun 06, 2019, 05:52 PM »
*Originally Posted by Gustavo [+]
Facebook?   :sick:   :192:  :125:   :192:   :125:   :192:

Hope you enjoy the trip.   :biker1:

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Enjoy your trip and I’ll look forward to reading about it here!
« Last Edit: Jun 06, 2019, 05:53 PM by Shandy »
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Re: TM does Picos de Europa - June 2019
« Reply #6 on: Jun 16, 2019, 07:24 PM »
The wander has now returned to normality  :notsure:
A good time and lost of great memories and photographs and video to look through and smile back upon.  :7:
Back to work tomorrow  :lostit:

Trip report will follow sometime this week or next..............
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Re: TM does Picos de Europa - June 2019
« Reply #7 on: Jun 17, 2019, 10:52 AM »
Glad you finally got there Richard.
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Re: TM does Picos de Europa - June 2019
« Reply #8 on: Jun 18, 2019, 03:25 PM »
The first few days we really uneventful and nothing to write home about  :027:



Bike was packed on Friday morning and had a leisurely ride down to Middlewich just north of Crew  :biker1:

Went via this route & via Leyburn to drop off the monetary collection / gift to Lyn (100MA better ½) for her stewardship of us all on the recent NVM in Hawes – Thanks Lyn from all of us. :123A: :123A:



Next day onwards down to Portsmouth for another overnight stay with friends and then ferry on Sunday.



Would they let me on-board the boat  :goggle:



Yes they did, but not much to do on the ferry to Bilbao except drink, eat, drink and sleep (a bit)  :lostit:
Bay of Biscay was very smooth :sick:



Cont:……………
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Re: TM does Picos de Europa - June 2019
« Reply #9 on: Jun 18, 2019, 04:08 PM »
Arrived in Bilbao and being woken at sparrow fart o’clock (04:30) on Tuesday morning.  :5:

The Sunday evening sailing from Portsmouth is a 2 night affair as the boat calls in on Roscoff on the way down, to replenish the ship and change crews (1 week on / 1 week off) :notsure:



So at 06:45 Spanish time we start to unload and then queue for Spanish immigration / passport checks  :goggle:
Some people had said it take a while but all bikes  ~100 were processed in 10 min flat  :028: – Security Checks   :notsure:



So off down to Potes we go via the back roads, not touching any E, R, AP, or A routes on this route. Mainly on Local / provincial roads (our B type roads)  :biker1:



On way down scenery gets more and more impressive  :123A:

Tip - Right click on the pictures and then open them in a new Tab / window to see them in greater detail  :028: :028:

Near point 7 on route map




Near point 13 on route map




Further on near point 26




Then at point 29 near Potes some spectacular views.







Then I arrive about 14:30 at the Hotel Infantado, Ojedo near Potes, I walk in to the reception / bar and find 3 ………shire reprobates and Geoff (100MA) supping at the bar (all planned) and I am welcomed with open arms (not) :4:



After I have a few drinks with them I eventually get to my room and admire the view from my balcony :7:



Cont…………………..
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