Touring Ted

2 wheels & no sense. My Motorcycle travel blog.


We have spent the last week in Covaleda eating Neil’s family out of house and home, riding the deserted forest trails on our enduro bikes and sunbathing on river banks. It’s a hard life isn’t it !! These 400cc enduro bikes are uncomfortable and slow while on the highways, but when you can ditch your luggage for a few days and go exploring in the countryside, they really make sense.  The freedom and fun you can have on them is not to be ignored. I really don’t think we could have had such a free hand if we had brought bigger touring bikes. 

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Although the scenery is stunning here and the hospitality first class, there isn’t a great deal to do. The town is almost dead during the weekdays and with no TV or internet etc, cabin fever starts setting in.  I wish I could say I’ve been doing a lot more but apart from gate crashing a wedding on Saturday night and almost empting the free bar, it’s been very slow and relaxing.

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We will be leaving the village of Covaleda tomorrow morning and heading for another small village called Lodosa.  Once more, visiting Neil’s extended family who are spread out over Spain.  It’s times like these that I really wish I had kept up with my Spanish as I can’t really communicate or join in with conversation, which is pretty frustrating. I only have myself to blame though.

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After Lodosa we will probably head up to Pamplona, the city famous for the “Running of the bulls”. Although there will be no bulls there, it’s a vibrant city with more to do.. 

We have booked ourselves in a Hostel in Barcelona for the 14th Sept. Our ferry for Italy leaves on the 18th.  I love staying at hostels. There are so many new people to meet and party with, stories to share and books to swap..

Bring it on………..

5 Responses to “Chilling out in Northern Spain…”

  1. Stan  Says:

    Hi mate so jealous. Weather here is turning and the leaves are falling and some one has just told me how many shopping days until Xmas. Now that is sad!

  2. mj  Says:

    Ted, looks like you’re having a great time. Enjoy your trip, and in return I will enjoy reading your blog 🙂

  3. Sad Mark  Says:

    you’ve been ” eating Neil’s family ” ? same old ungrateful bastard !

  4. Ted Magnum  Says:

    Chewy they were too…

  5. Neil  Says:

    THEY WERE NOT CHEWY!! I we shave!

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