Roc Blanc Hotel
Travel Blogs from Les Escaldes
Unfortunately, as we decided to head up to the peak via steep rocks, the rain came in and we decided to turn back towards the carpark instead. Initially it seemed this was the wrong decision, once we made it back the rain came down more steadily and the clouds moved in so we couldn't see anything. We were very happy we weren't stuck on the peak when this happened! It was a good sight to see the weather come in so quickly and made ...
... to compete in these types of races. No, he didn't mention EPO or blood doping, which everyone was doing in his time and still is now, but if you could suspend disbelief for a second, it was kinda cool.
And to top off the furry bike in Geneva,I met a guy with a bamboo bike today. A little bit heavier than carbon, but much stronger. I'm sure this is the next big thing in bike technology!
... get one off). Later in the afternoon we got a map from reception and headed out on a walk through the Pyrenees. The landscape is absolutely breath-taking here and even the wild flowers on the side of the track are worth a picture. The rocks on the ground are all white granite speckled with black. I think how expensive this is to get at home and it is just everywhere on the ground here. An hour or so into ...
... on track. The drive was nice. Some beautiful valleys and vistas. But not as nice as our earlier drives to the west in the midi-Pyrenees. We entered France and hit the motorways. Very dull. The only highlight of this leg was the beautiful sunflower field we came across. We stopped and got some great photos in amongst the sea of bright yellow. We stopped at a patisserie and ordered a coffee eclair. Rob reckons it ...
... which were delicious on our return trip through Cauterets. Back in the car we headed for Col du Tourmalet, a famous Le Tour de France climb and the highest road in the central Pyrénées . On approach we came across large landslides and a lot of warning signs (in French of course). With no understanding and no physical barriers blocking our path we weaved our way through workmen and bulldozers ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Shuttle bus service
- Room service
- Swimming pool
- Wheelchair accessibility