We left the wonderful Manexenea hotel and set off once more for St Jean Pied de Port. We started to see the first of many pilgrims, known as Pelegrinos: many walking, some on bicycles, just the two of us on a motorcycle! We counted over 50 today.
The route took us through the stunning and at times scary(!) Pyrenees mountains: breathtaking. The odd thing was, there was no border or controls crossing over from France to Spain. In fact we didn't even notice when it happened!
We travelled through: Pamplona & Logrono to reach our excellent hotel for tonight: Hospedería Palacio de Casafuerte in Zarraton - which is very bit as grand as you would expect an ex palace to be. We were given a lovely greeting, and our room is fabulous!
We are in the Rioja region, can't remember what comes from there: BA & TC? Scenery is wonderful, have to come back here again.
The weather is lovely and sunny, around 25C. A short day's riding today: 232Km. Minor miracle: fuel consumption yesterday / today is at an all time low of 300+Km on this tank. Surprising as there has been lots of low speed, technical riding through small villages & in the mountains.