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... how dangerous it would be during the winter.
After heading back to the car and getting dry, we decided to spend the afternoon seeing more of Andorra. The weather had cleared significantly so we were able to visit a few of the other towns with the sun shining as well. We then drove through the middle of the country up through the mountains to see the view from the top, and visit the towns on the other side as well. Gotta love a small country!
OK, so if you've watched the Stage 2 video, you've got a sense of my view that the Pyrenees is a bit harsher than the Alps. These are brutal climbs. Whilst the stages are, on average, shorter, they are just as tough. The Alps had long stages, up to 165kms, which would take me 8 hours. The Pyrenees, on the other hand, maxes out at 135km, of which only 100km is timed. But ...
... the peloton which meant we got to the finish at 10.30 and weren't expecting Stacie till 4.30.So we parked in the designated car park found some brunch went for a walk but the villages in the Pyrenees don't really cater for the summer kid tourist as those in the Alps did. Rob had finished earlier so they went in search of a decent camping ground as Amy had gone earlier and found a ****** one. They returned soon with good news and we then waited for Stacie who had a bit of a ...
tried to get them off the road with little success.
To get to the National Park we had to park
the car in the village and pay for a taxi, a jeep like 4wd. They do not allow
personal vehicles to enter the parks as a means to preserve them. I therefore
find it interesting that they allow dogs. The alternative is to do the couple
of hour hike in but as Mette was having increasing troubles with her knees and
Ruben with his ankle we paid ...
... town itself has a very typical central European snow village look and feel to it with the style of buildings located amongst the mountains. At the end of the walk we went into the supermarket to stock up on snacks; on exiting we went through a door that set off an alarm through the building - whoops must have been a fire exit!