Friend and myself decided to take a trip, N621 beckoned (as it does), so Ferry to Santander Two bikes - Versys 1000 and KTM 990
Ferry was a Sunday sailing so we set off on the Saturday via Mid Wales and the Wye Valley.
Overnight stop in B&B in Taunton were we discovered Wetherspoons app, order drink and food from table - brilliant
B&B was very nice and bikes parked securely in the back garden.
Not much excitement apart from getting to the ferry terminal and onto the ferry
Booked hotel in Riano, so along the 621 it was, great road, brilliant ride and the weather was good as well
Obligatory pic taken
Hotel was great and the halibut steak was delicious
We left the hotel with snow forecast for the area
You can run out of expletives trying to describe what its like riding these roads stayed on the 621 and 624
Found a hotel in the old part of the city and we stayed two nights, day off the bikes exploring Leon - well worth it and recommended
Bikes safely parked in hotel garage
We left Leon and took road that did a big loop around ; started as the 623 and became the 631 taking us North, then West and then South over the hills - it was bloody cold, but weather was clear , snow on the higher ground, we missed it
Weather warmed up a bit, scenery still amazing but the KTM got a puncture.
Found a tyre place but they didn't have the right size equipment (bloody KTMs and big wheels).
Pumped tyre up and the owner of the place guided us to another tyre place, which was closed for the Siesta, had to hang around till 3pm for it to open only to be told similar, but fortunately bike tyre place was 500m away, but by this time wheel had been taken off in readiness, so my friend had to carry wheel to the place and stayed with the bikes for what seemed like hours.
We eventually got going but it was getting late and we had a problem finding a hotel, took us a while but hotel was good and owner let us park the bikes in his garage.
LU 530, AS13 - Another brilliant riding day, pictures cannot do justice to this place
Followed the coast road the 634 through Luarca, Aviles and Gijon finding a hotel proved difficult due to holiday period but got one sorted.
Coast road is something else
We were meeting friends at the "El Golobar" Hotel and restaurant and staying overnight but had too get there so boring motorway journey.
Hotel situated in a strange place (industrial area) but was comfortable with good food and secure parking.
I split from the group for the first part of this ride as I had injured my back and I didn't fancy wrestling the Versys round small twisty mountain roads, so I headed up from Reinosa on the 611 which parallels the motorway - its like a wider version of the 621 in places, happy riding.
I then took the coast to San Vincent for a rest and lunch before heading off along the 621 to Potes where we all met up.
Fuente De situated along a very long dead end road from Potes and is one of the longest single span cable car lifts. Its awesome, give it a go when you get there - we stayed in the hotel there which was reasonably priced.
The pic is the view from the top and thats the hotel at the bottom
Ive used all the words I can to describe the roads and ride but went back to ferry with a huge smile on my face
Pic is of the cable car