Aparthotel Nou Vielha
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... cost 60 Euros ($90) in tolls but was worth it. Wouldn't have been able to do it in one day on back roads.
... suddenly we went into a tunnel and came out the other side in this huge gorge surrounded by craggy cliffs. There is really only one building when you get there, and it’s a weird stark looking thing with a church in the middle and a hotel and a hostel around it. There were some lovely hikes around it so I had a good old yomp before returning on the train.
The next day I went to have a look at Andorra. I was curious about the history of it and how it ...
... we negotiated the rocky path.
However that was all put to one side as we had refreshments to celebrate our safe return from hiking the Pyranees.
In mid afternoon we visited the spa. It is one of many in the area, including Lourdes some distance away. The spa is said to have special healing powers and we thought that it might do our knees some good.
Firstly we had to go into a cavern (the Vaporium) that ran into the side of ...
... of our riders descending who no doubt were wondering what the hell had gotten into me) I eventually abandoned my quest and set out to tempt the gravel gods one more time. But I wasn't quite ready to give up entirely, reasoning that my map might've fallen out at one of the places where I had stopped to take photos, so I descended slowly and sure enough, rather quickly spied what I was looking for ...
... obviously a couple guys there doing support for a group of their customers.
A couple hundred metres up the road was the plaque in the wall where Fabio Casartelli died, followed shortly by the marble monument in his memory.
The lower part of the climb to Col de Portet d'Aspet was, despite being steep, fairly pleasant. There was plenty of tree cover to provide shade on a hot day and the road was lined with stone walls. Then ...