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Travel Blogs from Canillo
I am dripping wet in water the temperature of a sunless planet where heat no longer exists. I am chilled to the bone. I feel like an ice cube, freezing solid. As my body regains heat from the burning sun beating down on my head, a voice in my head whispers out "Fight back destroy your foes regain your pride". I feel a rush of energy so powerful that it feels like a gift from the almighty and powerful gods. I ...
... we were extremely lucky in Saint Savin to get one fine day when we ventured to Gavarnie to do the circuit walk. The views were breathtaking because we were much closer to the snow capped peaks in an ampitheatre. Our 5 hour walk involved a climb of 400 metres punctuated by thunder like noises as the snow drifts cascaded down, huge waterfalls , a timid squirrel and the most wonderful scerery along the vivid green valley. The air was so clear and the icy water ...
... was very helpful and we left with several suggested routes all on one leaflet for just 50 cents. Outside the park office were about twelve 4x4 jeeps. These are the local taxis and will take you up the various valleys along rough tracks to the start of many of the walks.
Our campsite is about 15 minutes out of town up the Espot Valley. It's deserted but has excellent facilities!
It is very cold so the electric heater has come out of its box. This is ...
... into town a long the R Ariege and find the Old Town, where the fair was apparently continuing
As we set off the rain stopped but it was still quite chilly. The river flows past the campsite and through the town. Swollen with snow melt it is one of the fastest flowing rivers we have seen.
... queue on a rondpoint to Ikea and HyperU and missed out turning to Foix and ended up on the free Motorway to Tarbes!!! We managed to cut back across later, passing through some pretty villages.
We soon had our first view of the distant snow capped Pyrenees, and finally managed to find an Aire on our side of the road to have a cup of tea.
As we pulled ...
Other places to stay in Canillo
Ctra Del Forn s/n Urb Riba Grossa, Canillo | 4 star hotelfrom $47
Ctra General s/n, Canillo | 5 star hotelfrom $86
Avda del Coprinceps, s/n, Canillo | 4 star hotelfrom $118
Ctra. del Forn, S/N, Canillo | 4 star hotelfrom $65
Placa Major, Canillo | 3 star hotelfrom $63
Ctra. General s/n , Canillo | 3 star hotelfrom $69