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Travel Blogs from Baqueira Beret
... 1860m altitude, 17.5km to climb
It was all stunning. Today we rode some iconic, tick-the-box climbs. Col du Portillon was an absolute pleasure. Port de Bales was achingly beautiful, even with the last 5km averaging over 10%.
Happily I beat teammate John to the top of both, after stalking him for last 4km on the Port de Bales. He will tell it that ...
... with a bee sting on the neck, but then it improved as she made the daily video with a speaking part recalling one of her favourite Jens Voight quotes.We found the campsite which was the newest one we've been too with taps that stay on- shear luxury and had a quick swim before heading back to pick up Stacie after her race briefing. The night before after the first stage we had decided it was too late to get to the camp ground so we stayed in the car park. We went ...
... the race village, of which 112.5km was timed. Much more climbing today: 3500 meters of elevation gain / 2300 meters of descent. Good. That sorted out the contenders for the Daily D'head award. And the three climbs of the day were long and two came late in the ride.• Col del Cantó, 1730m altitude, 25 km to climb• Port de la Bonaigua, 2072m altitude, 18km to climb• Ascent to Plan ...
... each to get in/out. The main lake we
visited was Saint Maurici, which we walked alongside until we ascended up past
a waterfall and continued onto a second lake. Here we sat on a large rock and
ate our picnic lunch. Mette and Ruben were going to wait there for Imogen and I
to complete the walk but it became really cold and looked like rain might be
coming so we decided to head back down. We were in awe of a couple on the trip
back; one woman was leading who ...
Today I really wasn't feeling too well; think my body is really missing my usual diet :(
I was very happy to find that the hotel offered gluten free bread this morning for breakfast rather than me having a coffee whilst everyone eats and I attempt to find a piece of fruit or rice crackers in my bag later on.