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 ...
... the peloton which meant we got to the finish at 10.30 and weren't expecting Stacie till 4.30.So we parked in the designated car park found some brunch went for a walk but the villages in the Pyrenees don't really cater for the summer kid tourist as those in the Alps did. Rob had finished earlier so they went in search of a decent camping ground as Amy had gone earlier and found a ****** one. They returned soon with good news and we then waited for Stacie who had a bit of a ...
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So Stage 2 of the Haute Route Pyrenees from La Seu d’Urgell to Plan de Beret was going to be a big day for some. We had two people drop out yesterday in the 85km entree. This was much tougher and the sag wagon collected a heap of casualties.
There was 120km to cover, plus a further 20km roll down from the ...
tried to get them off the road with little success.
To get to the National Park we had to park
the car in the village and pay for a taxi, a jeep like 4wd. They do not allow
personal vehicles to enter the parks as a means to preserve them. I therefore
find it interesting that they allow dogs. The alternative is to do the couple
of hour hike in but as Mette was having increasing troubles with her knees and
Ruben with his ankle we paid ...
... town itself has a very typical central European snow village look and feel to it with the style of buildings located amongst the mountains. At the end of the walk we went into the supermarket to stock up on snacks; on exiting we went through a door that set off an alarm through the building - whoops must have been a fire exit!