Tuesday 21 July 2015

Day 8- Luso to Aveiro

The castle of Bussaco is an impressive palace converted into a hotel of New Manualine style, the hotel is in the grounds of a convent with a beatiful paradise like garden, cool and green in contrast with hot and dusti Coimbra. Before leaving to Aveiro we had coffee and incredibly tastie bollo de chocolate.

From Luso we took the longer route via Agueda as the map showed this route as scenic. The route turned up to be one of the busiest and less interesting of all the ones we cycle so far. Lots of busy roads and part of the route via motorways. We stop at Agueda for a coffee and a sketch into the rua Riuz de Camoes, which was full of pasteireis, and tried the paistei de leitao, a filo pastries with caramelised baby pig.
The entrance into Aveiro was really difficult, cities are definitely not thought for cyclist or pedestrians, after several trials along the outskirts we reached the centre of Aveiro, we had booked  into the youth hostel but the whole area around it and the place  looked so uninviting, and after such an  uneasy route that we decided to treat ourselves to a hotel in one of the cobbled streets near the canals instead.

We found an nice restaurant near the fish market and enjoyed a local Barriado wine and some delicious grilled fish.  

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