Le Grand Tetras Hotel
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... are ski fields there in winter.
We were lucky enough to be able to extend our stay one more day so on Friday we walked up in to the mountains to visit Abbaye Saint-Martin du Canigou.
As a bus didn't go up to the next village until after twelve, we walked up ourselves to Casteil, 30-40 minutes, but uphill. After the village it is a 45 minute walk up the mountain to the abbey.
It is mostly on a ...
... before dropping down in to the village of Thorrent and then Sahorre, another lovely village at the head of the valley. It was a climb back up the other side of the valley to Col de Vernet before dropping back down into the valley and the campsite.
It thundered this evening and the temperature dropped significantly.
The campsite is next to a church tower with bells that chime every fifteen minutes. At quarter past it ding dongs, ...
... town and a coffee before heading back to Ripoll in time for the shops to reopen and buy a walking map.
We cycled back to the campsite on the road, all uphill but significantly easier than the mountain track option.
Saturday 17th May
With our newly purchased map, we planned a walking route this morning. We walked to Gombren about 4 kms from the campsite and then headed up a steep valley to Montgrony, several buildings that, from a ...
... After calling the Spanish Consulate in Geneva and the Spanish Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Madrid, and they confirmed it can be done, I went back to the Police who issue the passports and… no way. They told me that both the Consulate and the Ministry were wrong! Nobody could do anything to help me. Now, I have to reapply for visas in China and India and hope to have time to do it in one of the countries where we ...
... Spain, which entailed some quick shopping for socks, hats, and gloves. Andorra has no airport or railway system, so short of renting a car the only way in is by bus. Picture for a minute me trying to explain to the taxi driver, who speaks only Catalan, that we need to go to the arrivals area of the airport in order to catch a bus, and you will have some idea of how that went. Once on the bus, all was fine; it’s about a ...
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- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Fitness/Health center