Each week Ailsa from Where’s my backpack? puts out a challenge to bloggers to capture a theme. This week the hunt is on for possibility.
La Ruta del Cares, pictured above, may be one of the most spectacular walks in all of Spain. The Cares gorge and the river it is named after, separate two ranges of the Picos de Europa. Here we found ourselves on a ‘rest’ day of our Spanish cycling trip. Really who cycles through mountain ranges in the first place?
The Peaks of Europe sit 20 km inland from the northern coast of Spain. The widely accepted origin of the name is that these knife edge crags were the first sight of Europe for ships arriving from the Americas.
What struck me on arrival to the supposed easy amble, was the distinct possibility that one of the hundreds of hikers on the 2-3 foot unprotected path might surely plummet to the bottom some 500 feet below.
To see more photos and see how the adventure played out click on A Spanish Walk in the Park