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    Ireland to Spain, the Picos de Europas. Class!

    I'll write this trip to Spain up on my return.



    Wow, what a set of roads N621 to Riaño, via super scenic LE-243/LE-2703 detour up thru Portilla.

    Faster Flowing AS-114 up north across the top of Picos is a cracker too..
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    Awesome trip, enjoy!

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    Quote Originally Posted by UponOne View Post
    Awesome trip, enjoy!
    Yep... I'm enjoying it all. Many thanks.
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    hello Xplane.
    Me and 2 mates are on for doing this.
    Can you tell us a bit more about the route you took please?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave View Post
    hello Xplane.
    Me and 2 mates are on for doing this.
    Can you tell us a bit more about the route you took please?
    Please do share. A few of us are planning the same trip next year. Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave View Post
    hello Xplane.
    Me and 2 mates are on for doing this.
    Can you tell us a bit more about the route you took please?
    Sure, for me it was ride to Dublin for Boat to Holyhead, overnight in Barmouth, Wales. Then Bristol and onto Portsmouth for the SHIP to Santanader. Headed west to north of the Picos de Europa. Stayed Hostal Poncebos. AS-114 class. N621 to Potes and onto highlight Riaño... A LE-243/LE-2703/LE-2711 detour loop at Portilla is worth it...
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    Quote Originally Posted by jdearauj View Post
    Please do share. A few of us are planning the same trip next year. Thanks
    I'd say do not waste energy or time to ride France. Get the SHIP straight to Santander, Spain. And with in a matter of few hours later you are at the north or east side of the Picos de Europas.

    Fuente dé cable-car lift CA185 from Potes is great.
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    Bob on X plane.
    Yes To make progress through France it's the payage and that's just demoralizing.
    I have driven to St Pierre Nostales from Poitiers . Mind bending to say the least.

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    ^ ... the big Ship to Santander sure was great.

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    Magicaly almost empty roads N.Spain with stunning scenery in an excellent climate. Real tight 2nd, 3rd & 4th gear stuff CA-184 road then changes to the quicker & faster more open CL-627.

    Big Thumbs up riding.

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    It does get any better than this/that.

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    Last edited by X Plane; 10-14-2017 at 11:25 AM.
    Yamaha MT-10, > 13k miles | 96 Aprilia Pegaso (Re-Built) 655, > 85k | 09 Kawasaki KLX 450R , W/Ends & Other Off-road... | Last / Previous: Yamaha MT-09 7k / Triumph Tiger 955i, 22k, 01 Yamaha YZ 250, 00 Suzuki DRZ 400E & 95 DR 350S ?, 91 Honda CBR 600FM 11k, & 86 Honda VF500F2 12k | 89 Kawasaki KMX 200 & many other 2 strokes...

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