Hotel Santa Cristina
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Travel Blogs from Canfranc
... The sky's parted somewhat and I had a clear climb with even the glimpse of some sunshine every now and then.
Somewhat like the Galibier this climb unfolds before you, snaking its way up the valley before its final tilt skywards in a series of long ramps and one real kicker at the top.
It was a stunning climb and a hellraising descent on the freshly TDF tarmac road.
Today was to be the tourist day, we all had our usual breakfast courtesy of Jean Jaques and Merete. We then walked about 3 klms to Lourdes to have a look around. Lourdes is very intriguing in the 1850s a young girl was at a local cave and she saw Virgin Mary. She was told to dig for water, she then saw her a further 17 times. So from that the tourist town of Lourdes was built. There are 15,000 people living in Lourdes, at its peak it had 680 hotels the most of any city outside Paris. ...
... climbing that we've done. We started the climb of the Hautacam around 10:00am, there were tens of thousands of people already on the road, there seemed to be well over 1000 camper vans dotted all of the climb, just amazing. The climb is a tough one it only goes at 7.4% but it drops and climbs the whole way, so a lot of the climb is tough then easy. Overall ...
Yesterday we went further afield revisiting The Cirque de Gavarnie. This is probably one of the most awesome and majestic sites I have seen in any mountain range. The site is a limestone amphitheatre with 17 summit peaks over 3000 metres and into which falls the highest waterfall in Europe, an impressive 423 metres (the photographs will never do it justice). We did the 2 hour walk ...
... Senta. We managed to get a lift about 1 PM, the road was only sparsely travelled. After having been "deposited" in the middle of nowhere we started walking along the road, steadily but not steeply ascending. The surroundings are still very rural but the mountains are beginning to get higher and in this area are full of very deep gorges lined with white rocks. We passed a beautiful artificial lake with a power station ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Fitness/Health center
- Free parking