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... around Andorra La Vella.
The place is in a spectacular setting, deep in a valley surrounded by very high and steep cliffs.
The city isn't at all like I expected it to be. I expected an 'olde worlde' type city with lots of wooden buildings, quaint tourist shops and plenty of restaurants, with cobbled streets. The city isn't like that at all. It is a modern city ...
... just over the border in a town called Puigcerda and had Tapas at a local restaurant.
After this, our route took us further west for a few miles before taking us north and over the border into Andorra, the 10th country of our trip.
Although we were waved through and not stopped, there is actually a proper border crossing on this border.
The road up to the capital of Andorra, Andorra La Vella, is through a valley ...
... reminder of our drive into Italy. As we enter Barcelona our GPS now brings up the airport, but only after we have been far too long amongst some frenetic Spanish driving and seen too much of the motorway system. The contrast between the relaxed driving behaviour of rural Spain and the passion of Barcelona is striking. After about 3 hours from Andorra we deliver the car to the airport depot. We have travelled 4,700km, had some ...
... is in the nearby settlement of Ordino, just a few kilometres up the valley. The apart-hotel is very modern and very nice, probably the best of our trip. In fact most of the hotels and apartments in Ordino are quite new and there are five big construction cranes in this small village. Not surprising as Andorra has 10m visitors a year. In the evening we wander around the village, buy some snacks and retire to the comfort of our apartment. We even have some English TV news ...
Day One: 93km and 2300m of ascent
We couldn’t have asked for a better first day - perfect weather, no fitness issues and a steady climb to the finish.
None of us slept much last night because of a combination of jet lag and excitement so we weren’t feeling at our best but we knew that the adrenaline would keep us going which it did. We started in the little town of Ripoli on the Spanish side of the ...