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Travel Blogs from Baqueira Beret
... br> Key features of the 3rd stage:• 120km to cover, including 104.5 km timed, plus a roll down of 20km to the race village, so 140km in the saddle. 3300 meters of elevation gain / 2500 meters of descent. The 3 climbs of the day:• Col du Portillon, 1293m altitude, 8 km to climb• Port de Balès, 1755m altitude, 19.5 km to climb• Ascent to ...
James' blog after stage 2
Well Stacie has left for her usual early morning ride but now I have to keep getting up to make a decent coffee for her. We have teamed up with Rob, his partner Amy and son Jake from England for this race. Rob did the first and we actually met him through another rider but didn't realise that Amy was going to drive this trip.The roads have been easier so far, but yesterday we had to drive 100 kms of the course (missed the last climb) - usually ...
... on the top of Port de la Bonaigua. James had stopped the van for a 'natural break' for the kids, with dozens of horses 100m away. Within two minutes they had surrounded the camper and the kids were beside themselves with excitement. The horses had bells and were quite tame, content to be stroked and obviously keen for some food. Lucy and Ben happily obliged. Later on as we riders were climbing, ...
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!