Trip Start Jul 23, 2012
60Trip End Feb 03, 2013
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I started the day off with a picturesque run along a country road into the town of Aren, I ran past typical looking French houses and with the Pyrenees in the back ground it was just beautiful. When I got back Rhys was up and about getting all packed up, I had a quick cold shower then we were on the bikes heading for the Pyrenees. Luckily it was a lovely day so we had a magical view of the mountains as we approached them. We filled up just before the mountain pass began then we were straight into it, tight cornering, steep inclines, amazing scenery and slow campervans! When we got to the top of Col d'Aubisque, 1709m, we had a fantastic view down into the valley and of the rocky mountains, it was breath taking. Rhys couldn’t stop saying how amazing it was. We had a rest at the top however did not stay for long as we wanted to get in front of all the campervans
We were both hoping Spain had as many camping grounds as France as we did not want to ride for much longer; we were approaching 8hours on the road. Found a camping ground just outside the first town we passed, had to remember to greet them in Spanish and with a lot of sign language we claimed our bed for the night. Had another lovely swim in the pool, cooked dinner then had a lazy night. It was a wonderful day of riding the roads were fantastic and the cornering was fun, bring on some more mountain roads tomorrow.