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Travel Blogs from Sant Julia de Loria
... prices are 25% lower than France and Spain and the main activity is shopping. But we were able to drive through without any inspection - slightly disappointing as Tony wanted a strip search.
We walked through the main town which was pretty small and definitely felt like not surprisingly a mountain or ski town. There were lots of shops, especially perfume, cigarettes and alcohol (how much perfume can anyone need?) but we resisted ...
... br> What is it with the middle aged French male ego that compels them to take stupid risks on quite tricky descents, or feel a need to sprint past a woman on approach to a timing mat where there is clearly only room for one rider to cross at a time? Face it fellas, if you are far enough back in the peloton to be passing me in the later parts of the day, then you are pretty **** on a bike full stop. Don't ...
... and the ominous dark thunder clouds began to close in above us. A while later the sound of thunder cracked pretty loudly above our heads before we felt the first few drops of rain. We were only about 15 mins away from camp when the rain poured down and we got absolutely soaked. It was quite refreshing though and for the first time this whole trip we made hot drinks when we got back to warm up. It is definitely ...
... on track. The drive was nice. Some beautiful valleys and vistas. But not as nice as our earlier drives to the west in the midi-Pyrenees. We entered France and hit the motorways. Very dull. The only highlight of this leg was the beautiful sunflower field we came across. We stopped and got some great photos in amongst the sea of bright yellow. We stopped at a patisserie and ordered a coffee eclair. Rob reckons it ...
... which were delicious on our return trip through Cauterets. Back in the car we headed for Col du Tourmalet, a famous Le Tour de France climb and the highest road in the central Pyrénées . On approach we came across large landslides and a lot of warning signs (in French of course). With no understanding and no physical barriers blocking our path we weaved our way through workmen and bulldozers ...
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- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Wheelchair accessibility