RESIDENCE LE CLOS DE MARIE
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- Shuttle bus service
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... views and white-knuckle, picturesque descents.
We arrived in Prades very late in the afternoon, but discovered when we went out and wandered this small village for dinner and drink that there was a town festival with music, dancing, a parade, and bonfire being held, so we had entertainment provided for our meal al fresco beside the town square.
... little in the way of civilzation on the route today and we had to be resourceful and keep our eyes open for food and water. On the descent from Col du Garavel I spotted a spring with potable water in Bousquet, so I pulled over an loaded up for the climb to Col de Jau.
Eleven kilometres of relatively easy slopes--or was I just in better shape now, and hydrated?--and we were at Col de Jau, looking down at a 27-km run-out to Prades.
The bottom half of ...
... it quite achievable. We then carried on, but having been told by the woman at our last hotel that restaurants etc would not be open on a Monday, we stopped at a grocery store at 1215, and ate our lunch in the parking lot. We had not gone more than 2 Kms after that when we found lots of places where we could have sat like civilized people. Our route then joined the day's route for the last 30-40kms. As ...
... shorter, faster N20 to the end.
Arriving just after 3pm, we were on our way to the Niaux caves by about 3:30pm and we got there at 4pm. It was definitely worth going. The drawings were impressive--the representations of animals were fairly realistic and the lines were still bold after thousands and thousands of years. But just actually being able to see some of the oldest surviving creations of people was a special experience. ...
... There followed a ****** descent - literally. Although I didn't see any livestock on the road, there was some in the fields; in any case what was on the pavement bore evidence they had been there before. Once again the ride down was abbreviated by a turn to climb the Port de Lers. Although the signs indicated the road was closed, I knew from previous experience that bicycles can often get ...