Hotel-Restaurant Sant Antoni
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Empuries was the furthest outpost of the Greek Empire and although it is not thought Hannnibal ever visited, legions of Romans used this spot as a disembarkation point for invasion. Greek and Roman ruins are evident. Whilst we were visiting, the exhibition in the local museum focussed on the sex lives of the Romans. Those racy Romans!
Decided to have a long day on the bike and try and make Andorra.
Now because its up in the mountains, didn't quite make it.
Lots of lovely bends to play with and some fabulous scenery,
Started to chuck it down as I went through this little village, so turned round and found somewhere to stay.
It was just a one street ...
... so heat exhaustion and dehydration were not the threats they were for yesterday's cyclists.
Our nominal route today included 6 "Cols"; admittedly, a couple of them were pretty close together. The BIG peaks were Col de Pailheires (2001m) and Col de Jau (1500+m), and they were NOT close together! It was a long day of cycling and climbing, punctuated ...
... Rouze to snap a few photos of some impressive hilltop ruins before riding upriver to Escouloubre-les-Bains and beginning the climb to Col de Moulis. It was here that we caught up to Steve, Tim and Gilles. We all snapped photos at the sign, which was next to a pig farm.
It was a short descent to Escouloubre where Steve and Gilles packed in and called for a pick-up. Tim soldiered on.
The climb to Col du Garavel and the photos there were routine.
... we had two motorbikes coming against the flow, they managed to squeeze past....then we had a car who had dropped off the back of the group coming through....VERY squeezy.
The blocked section was only probably 1 km and the other end, had a coffee shop...if only we'd known, c'est la vie
All that done we were almost there and we turned a corner and wow...civilisation, lots of houses nestled into the valley ahead. My ...