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Where to visit ?

Hi there,my husband and I arrive in Santander at the beginning of September,on the Wednesday evening. We have a campervan and are staying for 3 weeks. We have from Wednesday evening till the Sunday to get to santiago de compostela for the finish of the vuelta. We would like to travel inland as after the cycling we are going straight to northern Portugal,where we will make our way back to Santander all around the coast. We have planned our coastal stops but don't know where to visit on the inland journey. Thankyou .....

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1. Re: Where to visit ?


I suggest Oviedo, La Coruña and Santiago de Compostela.

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For ideas in Cantabria itself check out my blog: www.ratoncantabria.wordpress.com

Benny's suggestions are nice, the main big cities. Driving over 3 days in a camper will not leave you a great deal of time for stopping, but I suggest you try and get some mountains in on the way over to Santiago. In the Cantabria area, you could consider for example driving up to Potes (although be prepared for driving the Hermida gorge with a camper, if it's very high there are lots of overhangs, although it is perfectly possible, everybody does it), and then over Puerto San Glorio, and back down into Asturias through one of the gorges there (Beyos is lovely), but that may take you a long time if you're slow, it's very windy (as in curvy!). Another possibility to get a taster of the mountains could be take the motorway to Unquera, then head up to Panes, then cut across into Asturias along another lovely bit of much more accessible gorge (towards Arenas de Cabrales) and then you could stop off at either Bulnes and its funicular, or go up to the Covadonga lakes, then via Cangas towards Oviedo and onwards from there. Ask Mike in the Asturias forum for his suggestions on Asturias too. And If you head into Galicia from inland, we recently stopped at Mondonedo which we liked very much as a small town, amazing church (cathedral? can't remember), just off the motorway too, but that might be better on your return leg.

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