This is a very short stage. I was delayed and left San Vicente de la Barquera late, but I stop to have something to eat at midday in Unquera, the last town in Cantabria, and the cradle of a unique type of pasta called Corbatas. After eating, I cross the bridge of river Deva, bordering Asturias, and I go to the next town centre: Colombres.
Colombres is a little town of about one thousand inhabitants, but it is not very well-known in Asturias, and has many hotels, lodges and hostels, and even a few campsites near the city centre. It has a curious architecture, with many colonial style buildings, a legacy left by migrants who went to America and then returned to Asturias, who are called “indianos”.
I stay in “Pensión Oyambre”, in the neighbourhood of Peral, excellent in every aspect and highly recommendable. Tomorrow I will spend the day walking around the town and will also visit “Archivo de Indianos”, a museum devoted to the Asturians’ migration to the American continent and to interpreting the works of the indianos.
Website of the “Archivo de Indianos” (only in Spanish): http://www.archivodeindianos.es
Stage 29 in Wikiloc: http://en.wikiloc.com/wikiloc/view.do?id=4973546
GPS Track for Stage 29 download: http://goo.gl/0uqLXP
Distances: San Vicente de la Barquera – Pensión Oyambre 20 km
List of villages:
San Vicente de la Barquera
Price of accommodation: 12 euros.
References: Pensión Oyambre. 33590 El Peral (Colombres). Tel. +34.985412242