River swimming in El Bierzo

river beach Villafranca del Bierzo Spain

Last week we were in Valladolid for a quick trip (more on this later) and on the way back we took the French Camino way from Astorga to Santiago. It was really hot and of course our car decided that that was a perfect time to stop the air conditioning. So we found ourselves looking for spots to get cool – thankfully Spain has many river beaches!

This is the beach in Villafranca del Bierzo. The water is quite cold, straight from the Ancares mountains! Nice grass, not a lot of shade but hopefully those trees will grow. A great stop!

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