Hotel Val de Ruda
Travel Blogs from Baqueira Beret
... his chain Schleck-style in final km and I attacked, Contador-style, dancing on the pedals. If only!
Payback for me was rear puncture on the Port de Bales descent from a bib number safety pin. After some less than helpful assistance from a motor bike man and 10mins lost I was rolling again. On my own. Prior to this I was well up in the placings but lost time ...
... returned with him waking up consistently at 2am. If only he ate like his father.Today is a quick and easy drive, actually the shortest for the two weeks I think of around 40kms though the riders do 120ish. So we will leave here later and cruise on into town after hanging up the washing inside, emptying the grey water, putting out the rubbish, filling up with fuel and getting Ben to eat some breakfast. All electronic gear is charged up and the fridge is cold!Till next time.
... Val d’Aran), 1904m altitude, 9km to climb.
Plus a headwind along the valley and for most of the 2nd climb. Big day. It was a long way on the first climb before we saw the 10km to summit sign, and endless on the Port de la Bonaigua into the wind to the same point.
James, Lucy and Ben drove the course, leaving early, and encountered (as we riders did later on) masses ...
... to have this situation. On parking the car Ruben managed to touch
Stinging Nettle; I had no idea but the ‘antidote’ plant grows nearby which you
can rub on it to remove the sting. We were offered an upgrade to a cabin
separate from the main hotel with three bedrooms and living areas. We decided
that the room with 4 beds was sufficient for the small amount of time we were
going to be there (plus I think some people might have overthought the ghost
stories ;) ...
... 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!