I am looking for a bit of advice (i'm not very good at making decisions!!!!) ;-)
I have to travel from Ourense in Galicia to Catalunya (I currently live in Reus, Tarragona Province) in August. I have as much as 10 days to do this, so I would like to travel an interesting route.
I will be travelling alone, I am 28 and female. (it's the first time I will have travelled this much on my own!)
I will have travelled around Galicia by the time I take this trip so I am thinking my first stop will be Leon (this is easiest public transport wise). I will be relying on public transport for the journey. The reason I have kept to the bigger places is because I will be on my own, so I am hoping that I will be able to meet people in hostels for the evenings! However, I would quite like to see some of the smaller towns on route if they have places I could go of an evening.
Leon - Oviedo
Oviedo - ????
???? - Santander
Santander - Bilbao
Bilbao - San Sebastian
San Sebastian - ????
????? - Zaragoza
Zaragoza - Reus
My main questions are;
1) Is there anything glaringly obvious that I have missed off this route?
2) Is there anywhere that I should stop in between Oviedo and Santander
3) Same question San Sebastian - Zaragoza
I am interested in art and architecture so museums and cathederals will be of particular interest! Also in Oviedo a good cider bar recommendation would be great!
I would be interested in walking/countryside, but not sure of the feasibility of doing this on a group tour when I'm not going to be based anywhere in particular.
(I would hope to return one day to explore LaRioja etc, but dont think this is the time!)
I know it is an awfully long way, but I am having to take it, I could just get a train all the way, but where's the fun in that!!!