Spain

Tapas @ Pamplona

Tapear means going from one Tapa Bar to the next, enjoying a glass of wine or beer acommpanied by a little dish called Tapa. A great thing to do in Pamplona! We had parked next to a fire station not far from the old town. (42.820593, -1.657342) From there it was a short walk along …

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Hike @ Lumbier

Foz de Lumbier is a gorge in Navarra which is famous for the colony of vultures which can easily be watched while hiking on a former railway track. We followed the signs to Foz de Lumbier and found a spacious parking which costs 2,50 Euros including a map and information about the hike. (42.638258, -1.307590) …

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The Spanish desert

From Bardenas Reales, a semi-desert or badlands of some 420 km2 in the south of Navarra, we had seen many great pictures which had aroused our interest in this landscape. The Bardenas is in the southeast of Navarra, bordering Aragon. It is located in the middle of the depression of the Ebro valley and can …

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Hiking near Madrid

Before reaching Madrid for a flight back to Austria for work, we wanted to do a last hike. We found a spectacular area near El Escorial in the Sierra de Guadarrama. This nice little fellow crossed our path Here some pictures from our hike up the Machota mountains from the Bosque de La Herreria. We …

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Ávila

From the highway to Salamanca we had already a first impression of the city walls of Ávila, which made it clear: we will have to stop here on the way back. After leaving Salamanca we arrived in Ávila in the evening and the weather was bad, but we hoped for better conditions the next morning. …

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