Thursday, August 25, 2011

Day 8 Pyrenees & Euskadi: Tres Nations (Andorra - France - Spain)

Today turned into an epic ride. We were looking for some big climbs on our second to last day of riding, and we sure got it. The ride was 210km and 4,200 meters. Our initial plan was to ride three out-and-back climbs centered in Andorra la Vella. Instead, we found a great loop that took us up all three climbs, plus one more, by way of Andorra, France and Spain. The four climbs, in sequence, were Port d'Envalira (the highest pass in the Pyrenees), Col de Puymorens, La Rabassa, and finally, Vallnord-Pal. 

Its too late to write much more, so I'll just include the Garmin file and a few photos.

By the way, Day-7 was a forced rest-day. It rained all day in Basque, so we drove back to the Pyrenees and found a hotel in Andorra. We are staying here tonight, but we drive to France in the morning for our final ride before returning to Barcelona on Friday evening.


  1. Hi Duncan

    What an amazing adventure you have had and are having. Some rides... It would take me days and days and days!!!!

    Thanks for blogging all of it.

    I am watching avidly and enviously

    Take care

    Lihley Taylor [back in NZ]

  2. That was one of the best days ever on the bike. Long and mountainous. I pretty much reached my limit on this ride. Wow!