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Travel Blogs from Vielha
... br> Key features of the 3rd stage:• 120km to cover, including 104.5 km timed, plus a roll down of 20km to the race village, so 140km in the saddle. 3300 meters of elevation gain / 2500 meters of descent. The 3 climbs of the day:• Col du Portillon, 1293m altitude, 8 km to climb• Port de Balès, 1755m altitude, 19.5 km to climb• Ascent to ...
... find dinner and ran into John and Greg somehow(our other 3fidi friends) so we had a great dinner within a square where the kids could play. Downside to car park was that it was never quiet with trucks coming and going all night but it did allow us a quick start to the race.Lucy has been going really well on this trip so far but young Ben continues to give us grief. His normally big eating patterns aren't there, hence he gets defiant quite a lot and his night terrors have ...
... many horses to navigate, wandering all over the road, plus other evidence of equine presence, which we also needed to navigate.
My big story for the day involved getting stung by a bee, on the neck, about 50kms into the ride just before the bottom of the first descent. I'm allergic to bees - don't go into anaphylactic shock or anything super nasty. But swell up quite badly, so a bite ...
... each to get in/out. The main lake we
visited was Saint Maurici, which we walked alongside until we ascended up past
a waterfall and continued onto a second lake. Here we sat on a large rock and
ate our picnic lunch. Mette and Ruben were going to wait there for Imogen and I
to complete the walk but it became really cold and looked like rain might be
coming so we decided to head back down. We were in awe of a couple on the trip
back; one woman was leading who ...
Today I really wasn't feeling too well; think my body is really missing my usual diet :(
I was very happy to find that the hotel offered gluten free bread this morning for breakfast rather than me having a coffee whilst everyone eats and I attempt to find a piece of fruit or rice crackers in my bag later on.