Let me introduce some of my interests and limitations. I am not a professional writer on the Camino de Santiago nor an athlete; I am an amateur (in the original sense of the word). Overtime I hope that I've become a bit of a connoisseur. These last few years it has become almost an obsession and I have spent many leisure hours reading about Compostela. Walking is my physical activity of choice and hiking is my favorite outdoor activity.
Santiago de Compostela: Rhéaume's account continues here
Bye bye Figueres, Cadaques here we come! After a hard day of climbing, we expect today to be much easier. Well, we are in for quite a surprise! On the map, everything looks fine and dandy... In reality, Cadaque is well tucked away, surrounded by steep mountains. Now we finally get the meaning of Costa Brava, which means wild coast in Spanish.
Read on about my Spain bike trip
It's day one and we have no idea what's ahead of us! The bike I reserved is way too big (Riopels are more torso than legs apparently) so we end up renting a mountain bike instead. This means that we have to transfer all of my gear on to Myka and André's bikes since mine doesn't have racks. Off we go, the fantastic trio, straight into the mountains of Girona!
To discover our adventures and the Dali museum
My Marvelous Bike Trip in Costa Brava, Spain
If you love the concept of relaxing in all-inclusive hotels, and the most you’ll walk is from your beach chair to the bar stool, then this trip is NOT for you! If on the other hand you are a decently active person who isn’t scared of the unknown, then I highly suggest going the route less traveled. Sure you’ll be stinky at times, your ass will be somewhat sore from all the riding and you’ll be so hungry you’ll feel like passing out. But it will be the trip of your lifetime. Here’s how it goes.
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