HOSPITAL (Aragón, ESP)
Tuesday July 25th, 2017
TODAYS MILEAGE – 36 miles or 58 kilometres
TRIP MILEAGE – 14,114 miles or 22,714 kilometres
A nice clear Pirineos (Pyrenees) mountain sunrise was a great way to start they day. I spent a couple of hours wandering around Casa Rubén before meeting up with the rest of the group in preparations for our visit to Tella.
Most of the group hiked the 3 hours, while a couple of us rode up to our meeting point of the Ayuntamiento de Tella Sin (Tella town hall), where we spent the best part of 3 hours exploring the area and learning of the legends of bears and witches.
Mid-afternoon we headed into the regional town of Ainsa to check out the the 12th-century church and the 11th-century castle and to park up in the Plaza Mayor de Ainsa (Plaza Mayor Ainsa) for some cervezas and people watching.
That evening our host Rubén was cooking up a traditional 5 course meal for the group and as such were short of a barman. Luckily for us, we had a well-travelled and vastly experienced beverage expert available at short notice. Wanna guess who kept the libations flowing at a great rate to ensure rehydration efforts & levels were adequately maintained - that would be me.
With the assistance of his wife and parents, Rubén got us all fed efficiently and in short order. No bullshit, I will say that his local cuisine was exceptional and as such I decided to buy Rubén and his wife and adult beverage, as a sign of my appreciation. As is normally the case with great hosts and a good fun group, the music volume increased, the dancing started up and before long it was 2AM and a bloody good night was had by all.
• HOSPITAL ~ Casa Rubén (Aragón, ESP)
• TELLA (Aragón, ESP)
• TELLA ~ Ermita de San Juan y San Pablo (Aragón, ESP)
• TELLA ~ Ermita de la Virgen de Fajanillas (Aragón, ESP)
• TELLA ~ Ermita de la Virgen de la Peña (Aragón, ESP)
• AINSA (Aragón, ESP)
Day 17 - Pyrenees
Enjoy the day in the scenic Pyrenees. Opt for some hikes in the area or head to Ainsa to explore. Spend another night in the 'casa rural'.
Get your blood pumping and your legs moving in this scenic location. Enjoy spectacular views and varied landscapes exploring the Pyrenees area.