Parador de Bielsa
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Having decided we should head up to the mountains before it got too cold, we booked into 2 Paradores & caught the semi-fast (Avant) train to Lleida where we picked up our hire car. We lashed out on a small automatic as this was our first drive here in Spain & got a zippy Mercedes C class diesel which was so much fun to drive it was almost …
... were warned by some Spanish walkers that the path ahead was too dangerous to continue along. We thanked them but carried on walking as far as we could. The danger point was a wide patch of snow that was too steep to try and traverse. We stopped for lunch and admired the amazing view of one of Spain’s highest waterfalls, the Cascada de Cotatuero at over 200m high.
We retraced our steps and savoured our last views of the Spanish Pyrenees for tomorrow we head to ...
Thursday 5th June
Our plan today was to walk a route that is actually designated a mountain bike route. The route has an interesting name and description (as seen in the photo). The route is classified as a black route and my goodness, how you do this on a bike, I will never know. It strikes me as a route for the mountain biker who is a regular contributor to the letters page of that monthly publication, Mountain Biking for ...
... next. A few weeks ago we had an earth tremor of 4.7 on the righter scale with the epicentre being near to Lourdes. Everything shook and I just thought it was a lorry going past! No damage done, but as always you must respect the mountains.
I am sat writing this on the balcony in a break in the clouds and the sun is lovely and warm. The bird table is swarming with birds – they are still getting through a kilo of seed and 4 fat balls a ...
... into the St Christoph hotel (DIVE).
Lourdes was teaming with Military personnel, it turns out it was the 1st day of their pilgrimage. There were all sorts of uniforms, some very grand and some looked like cartoons. The French Foreign legion stood out a mile, so smart and disciplined (not to mention very hard looking). I did the tourist thing and went along the pilgrim trail to ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsParador de Bielsa
The parador was in a breath taking location on the Lost Mountain (Monte Perdido) with waterfalls right outside our windows.
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