Beautiful North Spain, stunning scenery, food and people around every corner.
We meandered slowly down from basque territory into Cantabria along roads with unexpectedly stunning views over the hills, mountains and huge majestic wind turbines as the sun was just going down.
Rolling green hills, mountains, lakes, deer, foxes and butterflies around every corner. There is even a submerged churh tower peeking out from the depths of the reservoir (there are a few old miners villages that were flooded under the depths in the making of the Reservoir).
If you venture higher into the mountains you might even be lucky enough to spot iberian wolves and brown bears.
I cannot believe that there were not more travellers here. We arrived in April to a sunny 20 degrees C most days and empty park ups everywhere.
Parked up at ebro lake paddle boarding, camping out with fires, reading books, wild swimming in the lake and walking round the little villages to find the little local bakery famous for its sourdough bread.
We met a wonderful new friend Javier, who invited us to his house right next to the lake for a drink and offered to take us on a hike up into the hills… Taking his binoculars so we could spot otters, deer, wild boar, horses, baby cows and bee hives!
The natural beauty of this area of Cantabria area is astounding.
This place is firmly on the map to return to, we completly fell in love.
The perfect place to escape into nature and live in the wild. If you make it here… Please send our love to Javier if you see him before us!