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Good To Know: There Is A Free Wine Fountain On This Pilgrimage Trail In Spain

If you find yourself on a trail to or from Los Arcos in Spain then make sure you don't just walk straight past a fountain that dispenses free wine.

We all take holidays for a variety of different reasons. Some of us enjoy city breaks, others insist on being a stone's throw from a beach, many like to ski, the list goes on and on. A great many of us enjoy walking holidays, which might sound like a nightmare and exactly what you're trying to get away from to others.

Before you completely disregard the idea of a walking holiday, consider that there are some places in the world that you simply can't see unless you walk there. Beautiful and iconic places in Europe and South America that are only accessible by foot. If you're still not convinced then we may have something that will tip you over onto our side of the fence.

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If you take a little-traveled trail in the Spanish countryside and keep your eyes peeled, then you'll be rewarded with free wine. That's right, red wine for nothing at all just to give you the strength to continue on your trek. The wine comes from what looks like a water fountain at first glance and can be found on the Camino de Santiago as you head towards Los Arcos, as pointed out buggemonster on Reddit.

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As highlighted by Camino Adventures, the wine fountain is situated on a trail between Estella and Los Arcos which is 12.2 km long (a little more than 7.5 miles). Those numbers might have once again put off non-walkers, but don't be deterred. If you start your journey from Estella, the wine fountain is only 2km away, less than a mile and a quarter. If you don't fancy another six miles then you can simply turn around and head back to Estella.

The wine fountain has not simply been placed there at random. It is a part of the ancient Monastery of Irache and is situated alongside a far more boring water fountain. Don't go stumbling up to it in the middle of the night in hope of a free drink, though. The fountain is gated and only available to the public between 8 am and 8 pm. There is also a sign that asks visitors to drink in moderation and not to load up on it and take it with them.

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