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Travel Blogs from Arreau
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 ...
... with a bee sting on the neck, but then it improved as she made the daily video with a speaking part recalling one of her favourite Jens Voight quotes.We found the campsite which was the newest one we've been too with taps that stay on- shear luxury and had a quick swim before heading back to pick up Stacie after her race briefing. The night before after the first stage we had decided it was too late to get to the camp ground so we stayed in the car park. We went ...
... Val d’Aran), 1904m altitude, 9km to climb.
Plus a headwind along the valley and for most of the 2nd climb. Big day. It was a long way on the first climb before we saw the 10km to summit sign, and endless on the Port de la Bonaigua into the wind to the same point.
James, Lucy and Ben drove the course, leaving early, and encountered (as we riders did later on) masses ...
... each to get in/out. The main lake we
visited was Saint Maurici, which we walked alongside until we ascended up past
a waterfall and continued onto a second lake. Here we sat on a large rock and
ate our picnic lunch. Mette and Ruben were going to wait there for Imogen and I
to complete the walk but it became really cold and looked like rain might be
coming so we decided to head back down. We were in awe of a couple on the trip
back; one woman was leading who ...
Today I really wasn't feeling too well; think my body is really missing my usual diet :(
I was very happy to find that the hotel offered gluten free bread this morning for breakfast rather than me having a coffee whilst everyone eats and I attempt to find a piece of fruit or rice crackers in my bag later on.