DAY 23

Week 4

LOGROÑO (La Rioja, ESP) to MADRID (Madrid, ESP)

Saturday July 29th, 2017

TODAYS MILEAGE – 216 miles or 348 kilometres
TRIP MILEAGE – 14,779 miles or 23,784 kilometres

With today being the penultimate day of the G Adventures - Best Of Northern Spain, it was a pretty cruizy day beginning with a 5 hour bus trip into Madrid

As I was extending my stay in Madrid for an extra couple of day, my travel agent had my room upgraded at the Hotel Europa. So now not only was the larger room, very well appointed in furnishings, facilities & bedding, but also had a second floor balcony that lead out to Puerta del Sol (Gate of the Sun). It was probably the best room of the trip so far.

That evening a few us grabbed the train out to the Guindalera quarter, for the Spanish national passion of bullfighting at the Plaza de Toros de Las Ventas bullring. Having attended and watched 4 out of the 7 advertised "fights", I left early, as in my eyes, there was nothing that even resembled a fair fight.

Upon exiting the return train at Sol, I literally ran into a few of the tour group and ended up exploring some of the tapas bars along Plaza del Ángel.

• MADRID ~ Exploring The City (Madrid, ESP)
• MADRID ~ Plaza de Toros de Las Ventas (The Bullfights) (Madrid, ESP)

Day 21 - Bilbao/Logroño
Travel to Madrid and enjoy free time in this capital city