Hostellerie La Rotonde
Travel Blogs from St.-Girons
... 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 ...
... find dinner and ran into John and Greg somehow(our other 3fidi friends) so we had a great dinner within a square where the kids could play. Downside to car park was that it was never quiet with trucks coming and going all night but it did allow us a quick start to the race.Lucy has been going really well on this trip so far but young Ben continues to give us grief. His normally big eating patterns aren't there, hence he gets defiant quite a lot and his night terrors have ...
... to be her husband who was blind,
down through the rocky tracks, so much trust!
From here we drove our final leg through
the mountains to Valle de Nuria; again in the dark. We found we started up on the ghost stories
again; quite amusing to see our reactions when the GPS got lost and tried to
send us up a dark steep track up the mountain. This was not manageable in our
car, thankfully we called the hostel and received directions, and we were not
... most of the day sleeping or playing on my Mac whilst the others went hiking in the mountains. In the afternoon i did manage a walk into town with Imogen from some lunch; we shared a set menu and had a local stew; surprisingly filled with chickpeas and some vegetables with the meat and broth, and typically prepared trout.
Today we explored San Sebastian again, it has a very beachy feel working with its reputation, surfers run through town in just a wet suit carrying their boards. It is an odd contrast to the slightly more upmarket feel of the town itself, but it works. We walked through the town center and old quarter, out around the main beach to a famous (yet rather ugly) statue at the other end. Fortunately the ...