August 18, 2008 - 4.0
The N634 and later the N1
tracks east from Santander to the fortified border town of
Irun. It dips in and out of the Atlantic and wanders
through many seaside villages and also takes in Bilbao
and San Sebastian both worthy visits. We detoured a little
off this route to see more of the coast and managed to travel
through Bermeo, Lekeitio, and Ondarroa, but still ended up
back on the 634.
The road itself basically follows the Autoroute
(that's a swear word in biker talk) and is very well
surfaced as you would expect. There are superb bends
of all flavours with lots of elevation changes
especially into and out of the bayside towns. It's
a favourite for bikers on weekends but also for
police so go easy. Thankfully everyone warns you of
imminent speed traps so you shouldn't have a problem.
Any part of this road is well worth a visit and it's great
to get into the scenery and twisty roads fresh off the
ferry. It was a memorable first day to our holiday.
Just stay off the A route!
Not many photos sorry.