Wednesday, June 25, 2014
DAY 1 of SEMANA BRUNO 2014
A few months ago my friends Bruno and Juan, brothers-in-law from Villarreal, started talk about going up to this year's meeting in Barcelona by taking the long way. I couldn't resist.
So I took the week off last Monday, packed my bags and rode off to Medinaceli to meet them for lunch and travel on a sweeping arc along the back roads, through the Pyrenees, to Andorra, and down to BCN by Friday.
Medinaceli has a Roman arch just sitting there since the 1st century.
Juan and Bruno got there quickly.
Lunch at El Aljibe was excellent:
And dessert was sweet:
We rode on to a small village called Rello, with its medieval walls and castle and sleepy narrow streets. Gorgeous and unexpected.
It was getting late, time to move on to Berlanga de Duero with its fantastic castle and walls.
We made it to Calatañazor (where Almanzor lost his tambor) in the late afternoon.
And after a snack, off we went to our casa rural lodgings in a town called El Royo (Soria).