| I was trying to
figure out the best route to take. A transport strike had just started in
Portugal. This would influence the diesel store, and I did not want to end
up in mittle of nowhere without Diesel supple. My first plan to follow the
coast North was therefore cancelled.
The next plan was to go to
Seville and then North. Unfortunately there was a heat wave in the area,
so I was a bit worried about this. It turned out to be a good idea to go
this way, time would show. The trip from Sagres to the hotel, some 300 km
, I had temperature of 35 deg. The hotel ac was working to well, so during
the night I had to get up to connect and disconnect.
There was a party
going on as well, but it is anyway a nice place with a good cafeteria. And
good breakfast. And very secure parking.
| Hotel Abades Benacazon was first stop.
Located 20 Km before Seville, and used by me before
Hotel Abades Tel
955 705600. Autovia Huelva Sevilla Km 16.
| Next day it was still over 33 deg. I
thought it a good idea to get a good hotel and not drive too far. The
choice was Hospes Palacio de Arenales. Ctra national 521 km 52 Tel 34 927
620 490. 10 Km from Caseres
This is a 5 star spa hotel. I spend the
afternoon in the pool and the spa. The prices reflected the stars. It was
possible however to get some cheaper meals in the cafeteria.
| ..Hotel Romero Merida. Villafranco de los barros. 685 14
Looked ok when passing by. S from Almendrlejo. Along N road.
..Hotel Llunion las Lomas-Merida Tel 924 31 10 11
Very comfy prices
45-95. Parking private nearby. Good in review. Pool AC Restaurant In
13.00. Next to Camping North of town. 250 N from Huelva 202 n from Seville
..Hotel Acosta Centro Almendrlejo 924 66 61 11
64 E. private parking in
basement In from 14.00 Restaurante AC pool.
..Hotel Acosta Vetonoia
North end of town924 67 11 59
Truck stop style
Fuentes del Trampal Carmonita.
Countryside Spa Restaurant AC
parking NO INTERNET 237 N of Seville
..Hotel Rural El Labriego
Plasenzuela 927 31 36 37
Not all have AC. Small village. Parking nearby
338 N from Seville
| Next day I continued North. Once passed the Gredos
mountains, temperature dropped. . Most of the day it was motorway driving towards Zamora where
I spend the night at my usual hotel.
| La Becera 45 E La Castillo 1 49178 Peņausende
I was not hot anymore. On the contrario. A cold spell
hat taken hold on the North coast. I therefore decided to make a stop in
Magdalena at hotel Crucero.
El Crucero E 35
La Magdalena 24120 Spain
road from Leon to Ovieedo . just before embalses.
+34987 58 10 24
Old hotel along the N road. Noise from neighbors. Room sort of ok. No
heating during cold spell in May.
Restaurant in ground floor which was
good. Check out best arrange the night before, as reception will not open
until 10. Internet open. Simyo bad coverage. Lyca better. They had
got the day I should arrive wrong and there was a mistake about the
bathroom as well. However price is good.
Nothing to doo in