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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... locating the B&B booked a couple of days earlier. After a phone call, we were told to head on a zig zagging road up a mountain. This was one of the steepest ascents I have ever driven. The views above and below were spectacular.
After more difficulty we finally found the accommodation. And WOW, what a location. This charming old farmhouse was perched right on the side of a cliff with uninterrupted 180 degree views over the Pyrenees. And ...
... 50 litres of water. We will only stay the one night. But it gave us the opportunity to go to the 'Donjon des Aigles' - the dungeon of Eagles. Wonderful specimens of owls, raptors and some delightful parrots. A wonderful display, with the sky full of mixed birds at the same time. And it went on for an hour. A great experience. And the views from the top of the ruined castle were stunning.
It's a pretty place but ...
... make this climb so renowned are unchanged. Leaving Luz-Saint-Sauveur, the gradient ramps up immediately. A small sign marks every kilometre as you ascend, counting down to the summit. The twisty hair-pin bends start in earnest halfway up; we wound our way up this steep and increasingly barren mountain until we finally reach the top. Unsurpassed views of glaciers and other mountain peaks await us, but our real reward is getting to the top of a climb which ...
... Arrived at our hotel - an old monastery. It was massive. Big disappointment was the extra charge for using the spa. This was the sole reason we booked it. Charge €30 each for 1 hour!!!!! Robbery. It didn't say this when we booked. I feel a complaint coming on. Restaurant expensive too. We drove down to the town for dinner. Only 5 mins away. Off to Sos del Rey Catolico. SPAIN. Not a clue about this area but the old mediaeval town looks nice. Good old ...
10.30hrs. Leaving our rest home and heading south to Lourdes. Some 200 miles. The town of hope, healing and prayer. Great journey through the countryside. Fab to drive as roads great. No heavy traffic on the country roads. Cant get over how vast the country is. Very friendly and fun to share a laugh with. Pit stop for lunch in a small town. First one we ...