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  1. Coolbeanz

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    We are heading towards North West Spain and then on to Portugal for the next 4 months. Looking in the All the Aires book has left Glynn so uninspired that he's thinking of heading to southern Spain!! Can you recommend any good places to visit in northern Spain and Portugal. We are going to start with a stopover at cabacerno.
     
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    The north of Spain (if the weather is good) is fantastic.

    The coast line is spectacular and inland is the Picos de Europa which is excellent for walking. Further west is Oviedo and inland the Senda del Osso trail. Continuing west is the whole of Galicia. Santiago de Compostela and many more places. Take a look at @DBK s blog of last year. Excellent recommendations.
     
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    San Vicente de Barquera is an unusual place and as jumartoo says the Picos de Europa are worth a visit
     
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    Zarautz in northern Spain is quite nice for an overnight We stayed on an aire next to an industrial estate although there was a road nearby it wasn't to bad and quite pleasant.
     
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    Picos de Europa is amazing, lots of interesting places to see when you are wandering. One of our favourite 'aires' in PT is Alto de Pego.

    Craig
     
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    Must get my teeth fixed, it should read Pego da Altar, sorry. A lovely place to unwind, and a nice little restaurant to boot.

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    Thanks, will do some research on those, much appreciated.
     
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    We tend not to plan anywhere in particular, just amble along and stop wherever looks nice. Agree reading the Aires book is not particularly inspiring but there are a few nice ones around and agree the north coast is very nice. If you drop down into Portugal, as well as the aires, most barragems (dams on reservoirs) have somewhere to overnight and are quite peaceful, usually in the back of beyond and a bit further on! Someone on here has visited most, if not all, of them very recently and made a blog/map/list. Need to look it up.......

    If you like cities, some of those in mid/northern Spain are worth a visit too.
     
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    There is a good Aire in the centre of Vitoria Gastiez if you like cities.
     
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