Pierre & Vacances Residence Le Sequoia
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Pets allowed
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... so heat exhaustion and dehydration were not the threats they were for yesterday's cyclists.
Our nominal route today included 6 "Cols"; admittedly, a couple of them were pretty close together. The BIG peaks were Col de Pailheires (2001m) and Col de Jau (1500+m), and they were NOT close together! It was a long day of cycling and climbing, punctuated ...
... to Pailheres was long but again not terribly steep. Still, I eventually started slowing down. Once I realized that it was because I wasn't drinking enough--although not as warm as the previous few days, it was still fairly warm, and humid--I got off the bike a few kilometres from the top, emptied one of my bottles, and continued. Much better.
Despite this delay, the gang was still waiting for me at the top, all huddled together out of the brisk west wind that was ...
... onto the route we were to climb we saw a sign saying road closed in 900 metres. We cycled the 900 and found nothing so kept going into a fairly steep climb. Just before reaching the top at 900 metres we met a guy erecting a sign which prohibited cyclists or walkers. Since he had not yet put the sign up, I asked him if he could look the other way, and we would go through, to which he replied that it ...
... a few minutes later.
This was the big climb of the day, about 10 km at around an 8% average. Much of this climb was cut into the side of a valley with a number of switchbacks so the views were impressive including the always popular snowy peaks. Not so popular were the swarms of flies following us up.
After photos at the top with Michael and Mesfin and the every-present cows it was a short descent before going up to ...
The bikes had arrived, so we decided to take an off road route to Fa, via Galie. We took a map and plenty of water. There was a vague plan to make it all the way to Esperaza and the dinosaur museum, but it soon became obvious that we wouldn't make it following the bumpy track we'd chosen. We were in the foothills of the Pyrenees. The path went up and down; it was about 30C and our tyres kept getting stuck in the knee-deep ruts.
The road to Galie ...