Camino de Santiago in Biscuter
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The Camino de Santiago, in Biscuter

Over the course of a week, the Biscuter Section of the Clàssic Motor Club del Bages organized its particular Camino de Santiago. In it, twelve units of the popular microcar embarked on a delightful route with their owners on board, which has left an indelible mark on all of them.

It seemed crazy. Twelve light Biscuters, gathered in Roncesvalles to leave for Santiago de Compostela. In total, 870 km to travel, avoiding the highways and visiting attractive places.

However, everything was well prepared. The route meter that ran along low-traffic roads, the twelve Biscuter set up and some sections that allowed us to advance without risk, at the reasonable pace required by the model.

Camino de Santiago in Biscuter
Gloomy clouds at the exit of Roncesvalles

Among the participants, the majority of Catalans, but also biscutistas from Andalusia, Asturias, Castilla y León, Castilla-La Mancha, Valencian Community, La Rioja, Madrid and the Basque Country.

And already with restaurants and hotels supervised and reserved in advance, to avoid last minute setbacks.

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Exit blessing

With all the Biscuter gathered in Roncesvalles, the parish priest gave them the blessing before starting the march. On that first day they visited the Monastery of Santa María de Eunate and stopped for lunch in Puente la Reina.

After regrouping in Viana - the last town in Navarre - at the entrance to the Riojan capital, the Municipal Police of Logroño guided them to a central esplanade.

Nearby was the Cathedral of Santa María de la Redonda, which they had the opportunity to see. Meanwhile, audiences of all ages were photographed with the Biscuters on that Sunday afternoon.

In any case, people were not surprised by this adventure, because in Logroño they are used to seeing pilgrims passing by who make the journey on foot, by bicycle and even by donkey. Seen in this way, traveling in Biscuter is a privilege.

Camino de Santiago in Biscuter
Stops to rest are necessary, like this one at Bodegas Villarrica

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Heading to Burgos

After spending the night at the San Camilo hotel, in Navarrete, near Nájera, they stopped to visit the Señorío de Villarrica wineries.

There, their owner showed them the facilities and offered them a courtesy wine, accompanied by a snack to minimize the effects of alcohol when getting behind the wheel again.

At the end, the biscutera caravan marched towards Castile and stopped for lunch near Burgos.

Camino de Santiago in Biscuter
At the gates of the Monastery of San Antón, in Burgos

After the meal was over, three members of the Burgos Historical Vehicles Club led them to the Museum of Human Evolution. Then they approached the Cathedral and walked through the old part of the city during the afternoon.

And that same night it was work, since one Biscuter broke a steering knuckle joint and another grabbed a connecting rod. Both breakdowns were repaired thanks to the generous help of the Volvo Trucks dealer.

In Palencia lands

After taking the N-120 at the exit of Burgos, the biscutistas continued to Frómista, already in Palencia. There they visited the Vestigia exhibition, located next to the Monastery of Santa María del Castillo.

Camino de Santiago in Biscuter
Small cars in search of large buildings ...

They then left for Carrión de los Condes, a town where they ate and entered the Monastery of San Zoilo and even its cloister.

Until then, the Biscuters responded perfectly, with their reliable 60 km / h cruise and the climbs of the ports in second, without accelerating too much so as not to choke the engine.

 

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Ignacio Saenz

Written by Ignacio Saenz

I am Ignacio Sáenz de Cámara, I was born in Vitoria more than half a century ago. As it happens to many of you, I too suffered / enjoyed from a young age with that impossible to restrain attraction towards any motor vehicle. As I got older, I saw that I also liked to read everything that fell ... View all

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