I leave the hotel quite early because I’m a bit worried about the route : the first draft of the route showed slopes of 19%, I smoothed it out by only taking the national road and not the small pleasant roads but Komoot still indicated slopes of 14%. After Mondoñeno the slope is long and regular but the meter never went over 7%.
Mondoñeno : I had decided to stop here to get some strength before the climb. What a nice surprise this cathedral on the central square.
I take a coffee solo largo con un napolitana (the term chocolatine is not used here) and the waiter passes by with a dish so that we can choose either a pincho tortilla, or a small bread with chorizo inside : offered by the house !
Some cyclists on electric mountain bikes accost me, we’ve met several times on the road and I thought they were locals, but no, they’re doing a nice ride too and their luggage... follow in a car.
After the climb the road to Vilalba is a bit monotonous, all straight.
I arrive at the hotel much earlier than expected and the owner, to whom I had asked if there was a laundry, offers to do it for a small fee.