Mar 30 2017

Stage 20: Ávila to Gotarrendura – the birthplace of Santa Teresa of Ávila (via Narrillos de San Leonardo for Magdalenas and Cardeñosa to thaw out in café, brandy and hot chocolate) 23.8km

Broke land speed record! Cold, cold and pretty heavy snowfall makes for a fast pace. Luckily this stretch has 3 small villages with café opportunities and radiators to dry gloves etc. Got to destination mid afternoon, and met with our new cycling peregrino mates Eduardo and Lidia – beer and tapas all afternoon, wine, calamares and tortilla in the very, very smart albergue to the small hours. A prelude to Simon’s birthday.