First LTT in Spain. Day 3, Alfaro
24-km bike ride along RUSCA to Alfaro
We rode to Alfaro on Sunday, May 21. It was a beautiful and flat route (RUSCA) along Alhama river. RUSCA stands for “Alhama River Healthy and Cultural Route”. Fifty people rode to Alfaro, an 11,000-inhabitant town in La Rioja, just 10 kms from Corella.
Once we got to Alfaro, we visited the “Stork Center”. Alfaro is famous for a huge church, Colegiata de Santa María, the most stork-crowded building in the world. There are more than 100 nests and 500 storks there. The viewpoint is jaw-dropping.. Unbelievable!!!
Once we rode back to Corella, the teachers went to have lunch in Villa María and the students stayed with the families and enjoyed a the rest of the day with them: some went bowling, some visited landmarks in Tudela, some stayed in Corella…
The teachers visited a never-ending cherry orchard, a winery in Murchante and did a quick visit to Las Bardenas, the northernmost desert in Europe. One more eventful and fun day!