Friday, October 14, 2016

The Bear´s Path

at the reservoir
Vias verdes, or green tracks, are out of use railways that have been converted into trails. They´re usually very well maintained, easy to follow, smooth, and wide, making them very popular with families. The first trail will did in Spain with baby was a "green track". He was four months old and we rented bicycles and a chariot to explore La Senda Del Oso, the Bears path, which follows an old mining train track along the river Trubia, some 48km. 

starting out
It was the first of many hikes on our babymoon in Asturias, and was so much fun we plan to do it again sometime! The tour company, TeverAstur, is top notch. We got there bright and early, and they quickly fitted Baby's car seat into a bicycle chariot, complete with a bug screen. Apart from wonderful service, this company is also great because it´s the only one that rents bikes at the top of the trail and collects you at the bottom! We barely needed to pedal!

in spain, you´re never far from a bar
We took a short detour and pedaled uphill until we came to a reservoir, an excellent picnic and diaper changing spot. Then it was downhill for the rest of the trail. Tunnels, friendly cows, forests, two highway crossings, and a bear reserve dotted the trail. All in all a lovely half-day excursion.


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