Day 06 Villacarriedo to Potes
Published: 24/01/2021
Boca de Huergano
This route is part of a 10 day motorcycle vacation.

There are no scheduled stops for refueling, eating or drinking. When the opportunity arises, stop at one of the points indicated by a POI. Along the way there are several small villages with restaurants or cafes.
Hotels, sights and recommended points to stop to enjoy the view are also marked with a POI.

Day 6 we drive through three beautiful nature parks;

1. Parque natural Saja-Besaya; a nature park in Cantabria, Spain. In the northern slope of the Cantabrian mountains, beech and oak forests of the Saja-Besaya Natural Park stretch out; an important nature reserve full of deer, roe deer and golden eagles. Two important rivers have their origins in these mountains, Carrión and Pisuerga.

2. Parque natural de Fuentes Carrionas y Fuente Cobre; In the most remote and inaccessible border of the province of Palencia is a spectacular, and almost unknown, mountain range. The tops and ridges, modeled after the hard and tight limestone, are more than 2500 meters high and form a unique relief based on fantastic needles, impressive cliffs, rough cantiles and deep valleys.

3. Natural Park of Montana de Riano and Mampodre; The Montaña de Riaño and Mampodre Regional Park, recognized as Picos de Europa Regional Park since October 2019, is a protected natural area in the northeastern corner of the province of León, the autonomous community of Castilla y León, Spain.

In addition to the beautiful winding roads, you can also enjoy the beautiful panoramas and a few beautiful azure blue lakes during this route.

A number of passes are indicated with a Route Points;
RP4. Pas; Puerto de El Portillón
RP10. Pass: Puerto de Palombera
RP12. Pass: Collado de Carmona
RP21. Pass: Puerto de las Portillas
RP22. Pass: Puerto de San Glorio

I appreciate this with 5 stars because of the beautiful roads and beautiful different panoramas
RP18 view of the lake Embalse de la Cohilla
RP17 CA-281 beautiful mountain road
Useful links:
Day 05 Guernica to Villacarriedo
Day 07 Roundtrip Picos

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René Plücken (MRA-Senior)
The images and text displayed here originate from the Wikipedia article "Cantabrie", which is released under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike License 3.0.
About this region
The Vuelta a Cantabria is a multi-day road cycling race held annually in the region of Cantabria, Spain. Created in 1925, the race was also held in 1926, 1940 and 1942, and annually from 1963 to 1983. In 2003, the race reappeared after a 20 year disappearance and is now reserved to amateur cyclists.
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The 10 routes are:

1. el Pont de Suert to Sabinanigo
2. Figueres to Coll de Nargo
3. Villacarriedo to Potes
4. Caldes to Jaca
5. Jaca to Bilbao
6. Roundtrip Picos
7. Girona to Peramola
8. Peramola to Caldes
9. Guernica to Villacarriedo
10. Sabinanigo to Gernica
View route collection Ten Day Roadtrip from Spain to Portugal
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This route collection describes a 10-day Road trip in the north of Spain and Portugal, a true paradise for motorcycling.

You drive over beautiful mountain ridges and through beautiful valleys. Along the way you drive through beautiful villages and countless nature reserves, great passes with countless curves, tunnels cut out of the mountains and azure blue reservoirs. The roads are fair to good, sometimes unpaved.

What you get to see along the way;
Spanish Pyrenees
Parc Naturel del Cadi-Moixero
Serra del Cadí
Serra de Moixeró
Serra del Monsec
Collada de Clarà
Parque Nacional de Ordesa y Monte Perdido
Collados del Asón Natural Park.
Parque natural Saja-Besaya
Parque natural de Fuentes Carrionas y Fuente Cobre
Parque natural de la Montana de Riano y Mampodre
Picos de Europa
El Parque regional Montaña de Riaño y Mampodre
El Parque natural de Redes
The Sierra de la Culebra
Parque natural Montesinho

Along the routes there are more than enough nice places to stop for a short or longer period, these are described in the review and with a waypoint and POI included in the routes.

Have fun reading and planning your next motorcycle vacation.
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