Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Cabuérniga - San Vicente del Monte

My friend Debbie (aka Nusense) was going to come to Cantabria (Spain) once again (see related posts) so I decided to check by bike some places near Cabuérniga that we could visit.

I took a FEVE train from Santander to Cabezón de la Sal. Bikes can be carried in the front carriage of the train without problems. My new backpack has some nice features for biking too. I can put the helmet in a especial pocket and I can drink from a tube without needing to stop.

From Cabezón de la Sal, I rode my bike to a small village called Sopeña. The intention was to check out a camping that I had seen on the internet called el molino de cabuérniga. The place looked good and it was very close to the river. At the entrance to the village there was a sign saying that the writer Manuel Llano was born there. That was a very nice coincidence because I had been planning to write a comic related to the Cantabrian Mythology and both the writer and the region is very significative to that.

On the way back north I stopped for a little bit at Ruente, to see "La Fuentona" (literally the big fountain) where it is said that an Anjana (a mythological creature) lives in.

Before getting to Cabezón de la Sal I turned left in Santibañez and headed for San Vicente del Monte through the mountains. In San Vicente there is a youth hostel that I wanted to check out because it looks like a good place to start routes.

It wasn't an easy job but the views of San Vicente, on the skirt of the Escudo de Cabuérniga, were very beautiful. I rode my bike along the Escudo and after a pleasant downhill I arrived at Valdáliga. Then I went back to Cabezón to take the train back home. It was quite a long route in the end (at least for me).

PS: Debz couldn't make it for her plane this time (work), but I visited her in London the following week. Wait for the next post! :)

6 comments:

Yvon said...

Ah, así que aún estamos antes de tu viaje a Londres.

Sangorrin said...

Sí, el siguiente el de Londres, es que estoy esperando a que me pasen las fotos de Cambridge. A ver si pronto subo un nuevo comic.. :)

Yvon said...

Te veo muy motivado para hacer comics ultimamente...

Anonymous said...

shut up!

nusense

Sangorrin said...

Yvon, she doesn't want us to speak in Spanish :D

Yvon said...

Ju dasent guont as tu espiq in espanis?