Hostellerie de l'Aristou
Travel Blogs from Barbazan
... through France and arrived the first week we were back and we spent a wonderful 4 days before they set off 'fully loaded' to climb the Tourmalet and start the head back to the UK before going back to Oz. They met two cyclists on their way down the other side and recommended us to Eric and Peter who duly stayed the night and we celebrated Peter’s 70th with him. In between we have had the odd B & B night of retirees including 3 generations ...
... rode past the following day when I said hello. Race faces on, I wasn't feeling any love on the road.
Much worse than that were the two "pulled heart muscles" by women who wore the leaders jersey, and lost it to Marg, then subsequently chose not to continue the race once they found themselves in second spot.
This phenomenon first occurred on Day 4 (Tourmalet marathon stage) when the lead woman from Italy, Marina ...
... 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 ...
... 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.