Parador de Bielsa
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The parador was in a breath taking location on the Lost Mountain (Monte Perdido) with waterfalls right outside our windows.
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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 …
... Stefan, this wasn’t possible. So we had 4 in bunks in one room and the lounge area condensed to extend the dining table. There were 5 doing the etape on the Sunday before the Tour and we duly did breakfast at 4am with Stefan allowing them to pack their bikes the night before in the trailer so he wasn’t responsible for any damage. When they arrived at Pau, the expensive bike of the same guy that wanted a separate room, had a snapped fork as it had scraped against the ...
... The sky's parted somewhat and I had a clear climb with even the glimpse of some sunshine every now and then.
Somewhat like the Galibier this climb unfolds before you, snaking its way up the valley before its final tilt skywards in a series of long ramps and one real kicker at the top.
It was a stunning climb and a hellraising descent on the freshly TDF tarmac road.
Today was to be the tourist day, we all had our usual breakfast courtesy of Jean Jaques and Merete. We then walked about 3 klms to Lourdes to have a look around. Lourdes is very intriguing in the 1850s a young girl was at a local cave and she saw Virgin Mary. She was told to dig for water, she then saw her a further 17 times. So from that the tourist town of Lourdes was built. There are 15,000 people living in Lourdes, at its peak it had 680 hotels the most of any city outside Paris. ...
... The Aussie in the pics holding the boxing kangaroo flag had purchased his van in the UK for $1000 pounds and has been traveling in it since April watching both the Giro and TDF going from stage to stage.
He's traveling in it for another two months and said its a great way to see Europe.
The TDF sponsors parade came through around 3pm and Mich got in the action nabbing a few ...