A night at the races: camping on a mountain for the Tour of Spain

It is one thing to stay a night at a camp site where all the services people usually need are available, and completely other thing to camp on a mountain with thousands of people without any facilities. If it is camping on a mountain in order to watch a bicycle race, it can be a lot of fun. We camped a night on the famous Alto del Angliru near Oviedo, northwest Spain to follow a stage of the Tour of Spain (La Vuelta a España) road cycling race.

horses at Angliru mountain in Spain, Asturias Read the story “A night at the races: camping on a mountain for the Tour of Spain”

A day at the bicycle race Tour of Spain is a fiesta day

When there is an opportunity to have a fiesta in Spain, it will not be missed by anyone. A major sports event, the Tour of Spain (La Vuelta a Espana) road cycling race stops traffic on major and minor roads for the professional cyclists to ride along their route, and spectators congest the rest of the nearby roads. In any case, the most important thing is to get out there, and have a fabulous picnic with friends or family.

La Vuelta a Espana, Xorret de Cati mountain stage, spectators arriving Read the story “A day at the bicycle race Tour of Spain is a fiesta day”

Is it safe to visit Barcelona? Some residents are really tired of tourists

Barcelona in Spain is the third most visited city in Europe according to recent statistics. For many years, it has been a favorite city break destination for young Europeans who like the free bar culture of the Catalonia capital. Even more tourists come to Barcelona for its architecture, art and history. Massive Mediterranean cruise ships bring loads of tourists to the port of Barcelona for day visits.

Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain Read the story “Is it safe to visit Barcelona? Some residents are really tired of tourists”

This is what it is like to camp at a luxury glamping site

For some outdoor lovers, camping means trekking into the wilderness, and setting up a campsite for a night. Others look for commercial camp sites that provide services allowing them to stay for a few nights or a whole summer vacation on the site. Glamping is a new way for camp sites to stand out from the competition. For travelers, glamping is the luxury business class of camping.

Pool area at glamping site Salou, Spain Read the story “This is what it is like to camp at a luxury glamping site”

Europe’s hidden treasure travel destinations ranked

Covadonga in Spain, Mdina and Zebbug in Malta, and Salzkammergut region in Austria have been chosen as the top three hidden treasures of Europe when exciting, but little known travel destinations are considered. Mastercard, the company behind the payment card, chose altogether 15 hidden treasure -destinations, and they really are places large audienced do not know about.
Covadonga Basilica, Asturias, Spain. Photo by David Alvarez Lopez-
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