We arrived in Barcelona to a chilly 2 degrees. Cold and bleak, but with very few tourists, Barcelona in winter is a different city to the Barcelona of summer. First stop the Mercat Boqueria on Las Ramblas for bocadillos for…
A train and the Cremallera (Zipper) Funicular transported us from Barcelona to the 1,000 year old Monastery of Montserrat. We picked up our Credencials here and were given free lodging in the Monastery. It was cold, minus 8 during the night, with snow still on the ground but a beautiful clear sunny day – off to a good start.
It is 162 km from Lleida to Zaragoza, including a 50 km stage without accommodation which we took a bus across.
The 190 km from Zaragoza to Logroño took us 9 days following the Ebro River.
From Logroño we took a bus to Puente la Reina to walk 73 km on the Camino Frances back to Logroño and then on to Navarrete.