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Travel Blogs from Canillo
Day One: 93km and 2300m of ascent
We couldn’t have asked for a better first day - perfect weather, no fitness issues and a steady climb to the finish.
None of us slept much last night because of a combination of jet lag and excitement so we weren’t feeling at our best but we knew that the adrenaline would keep us going which it did. We started in the little town of Ripoli on the Spanish side of the ...
Andorra has more mountainous S-bends per km of road than anywhere in the world, I am sure, and we traversed most of them today! Set off slowly, after a sleep in until 8 am, and travelled west across the Pyrenees. Beautiful villages and mountainous country. Then crossed into Andorra. Tiny entirely mountainous country between France and Spain, about 50x 60 km, speaking mainly Spanish. We set off up hill ...
Rob and Rob and John did a tour of the underground caves where they ripen the Roquefort cheeses, 14-25 days depending on the type of cheese. I wandered the village, climbed to a view point, looking out over the Massiv Central, looked at a ruined chapel and then went for coffee. "Cappuccino" was black coffee with thick real cream on top! After the tour, set off toward Andorra, another country when you might say "Where?" Andorra is on the ...
Awoken early by absolutely nothing - pure silence not even a breath of air, this cabin is indeed in a tranquil place high in the mountains - pure essence of meditation (yep quite different to Fremantle). I heard the others stirring and keen to work for my keep I got up quickly. Started outside with tidying up and putting tools away, as the cabin was being put into mothballs However food and caffeine fix called. Heading off ...
... we are.
We stopped in Cardona, Spain the first night and stayed in what may be the most insanely palatable time warp experience to the middle ages that one can imagine. It was a Spanish parador. It was a bonafide castle. It had turrets. There was a tower where a fair maiden was imprisoned, and eventually murdered, by her brothers, for falling in love with a moorish jailer. There were swords and strongholds, and everything war related, and while Bethany did ...
Other places to stay in Canillo
Ctra Del Forn s/n Urb Riba Grossa, Canillo | 4 star hotelfrom $47
Ctra General s/n, Canillo | 5 star hotelfrom $86
Avda del Coprinceps, s/n, Canillo | 4 star hotelfrom $118
Ctra. del Forn, S/N, Canillo | 4 star hotelfrom $65
Placa Major, Canillo | 3 star hotelfrom $63
Ctra. General s/n , Canillo | 3 star hotelfrom $69