Travel Blogs from Baqueira Beret
... 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 ...
James' blog after stage 2
Well Stacie has left for her usual early morning ride but now I have to keep getting up to make a decent coffee for her. We have teamed up with Rob, his partner Amy and son Jake from England for this race. Rob did the first and we actually met him through another rider but didn't realise that Amy was going to drive this trip.The roads have been easier so far, but yesterday we had to drive 100 kms of the course (missed the last climb) - usually ...
Watch this first http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Eq-WhDrlSj A
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 ...
... 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!