Thursday, 31 May 2012

Day -2 Zumaia- Gernica

42miles
The Route: Zumaia-Gernika
Follow N-634 to Deba.

Amazing rock formations- earths crust through 90degrees- strata all along cliffs & coast along to Deba.

Steep hill just before the town well worth it for freewheeling down to Deba & coast views.

Deba park with fresh springwater tap on RHS just after lights a pedes crossing- terrace a bit further on LHS by crossing.

Local cyclista hangout & perfect for midmorning coffee & tortilla.

Bike shop in Deba 100m past

Short climb out of Deba & then follow GI-638 right at roundabout & thru tunnel & follow coast road to Ondarroa.

Dip in the sea & shower before taking BI-638 inland signed towards Bilbao & Berriatua. Follows river & gentle climb mainly. Becomes BI-633, take road past Markina on LHS and follow on 3.5km to turn off towards Gernika on BI-2224

Lunch under the stone arches looking onto main square in Bolibar. Incredible 3 course special. €11 each including 2L of water and cafe con leche!

4km climb out of Bolibar up to 365m, then freewheel & steady climb before freewheeling down into Gernika.

Stayed at Camino Hostel in Gernika
Stank of feet & drains
€22 each in shared bunks.

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