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... around Andorra La Vella.
The place is in a spectacular setting, deep in a valley surrounded by very high and steep cliffs.
The city isn't at all like I expected it to be. I expected an 'olde worlde' type city with lots of wooden buildings, quaint tourist shops and plenty of restaurants, with cobbled streets. The city isn't like that at all. It is a modern city ...
... just over the border in a town called Puigcerda and had Tapas at a local restaurant.
After this, our route took us further west for a few miles before taking us north and over the border into Andorra, the 10th country of our trip.
Although we were waved through and not stopped, there is actually a proper border crossing on this border.
The road up to the capital of Andorra, Andorra La Vella, is through a valley ...
... hour due to a communication mixup with our Airbnb host. The apartment is in one of the many narrow side streets branching off from Les Rambles and is on the second floor of a very old apartment block, with stairwells like a maze. It is less than salubrious, but really close to everything. In the evening we walk down to the waterfront and have a lovely meal in a beautiful setting overlooking the water to celebrate our arrival in ...
... is in the nearby settlement of Ordino, just a few kilometres up the valley. The apart-hotel is very modern and very nice, probably the best of our trip. In fact most of the hotels and apartments in Ordino are quite new and there are five big construction cranes in this small village. Not surprising as Andorra has 10m visitors a year. In the evening we wander around the village, buy some snacks and retire to the comfort of our apartment. We even have some English TV news ...
... of cyclists over the last couple of days forging up and down the mountainous terrain and it starts to become obvious why the Spanish are able to produce wonderful and tenacious riders who excel in the mountain stages of races. I assumed many of the riders we see are simply amateurs who do this type of riding as a hobby but we did pass larger groups in similar uniforms and I concluded this was a training ride.
On our way down the other side, we stopped to observe a ...