DISTANCE : 22.41K
ELEVATION GAINED : 383M
ELEVATION LOST : 368M
DIFFICULTY: Easy (but 12k with no water or supplies)
Yet another fantastic day- the secound half did drag on a bit I must say but it has been a wonderful day!
I set of from Estella and headed for the Irache wine fountain. I have been waiting years to see this and you know what the wine really wasn’t that bad. I have read on the forums how horrible the wine is so I had low expectations. I thought it was good wine and it went down a treat. Such a good novelty factor- the fountain of wine- soubds good hey!!! What a great start to the day!!
So after I had a good 200ml or so of wine, I had turbo power and carried along my way. The path today was quite flat and dry- I can definately feel a change in the climate and it feels more like ‘wine Spain’ apposed to ‘green Spain’.
So I followed the path through the vineyards and wheat fields with Echiums, Poppies and Mulleins growing by the sides. I then reached the pueblo of Villamayor de Monjardín. It is important to note that the next 12k does not have a fountain or anywhere to stop off for a break. Infact its quite boring in parts, its just a long, long gravely path that goes on for ages. I managed to find a rock to sit on where I munched my tuna and sweetcorn salad I had prepared earlier.
So after the pueblo of Villamayor de Monjardín your basically on the same track for a good few hours, it took me about 2 and a half hours. I sat and had my salad half way on a rock. You then arrive in Los Arcos. My feet were just starting to get fed up too so good timing!
I then went to my accomodation and got showered and heated for the shops. I had a really hearty dinner of potatoes and cod with ice cream for pudding and a wine! I am well full now! 11€ well spent! I am shattered so night night folks, thanks for all the likes and comnents- they really do put a smile on my face 😁