Hike to Estany de Gerber, past another two smaller lakes. This pretty high up in the Spanish Pyrenees, around 2150m.
The C-28 in Spain, climbing to Port de la Bonaigua. Sadly am driving it today instead of riding. Very poor planning!
Passing by Esterri d'Àneu so short walk around. Nice, relaxed place. Late morning & streets full of coffee lovers.
Arrive at hot Spanish camp. Lay on picnic blanket in shade. Red walls of the gorge remind me a bit of Aussie outback!
Random scene from today's drive. Somewhere on the N-260 in Spain. OK - that's a long road. Near Guils del Cantó
Spanish Sunday lunch. Pratiwi had a big octopus leg that just melted in the mouth. Unbelievable how good that was!
Stroll round La Seu d'Urgell, a little Spanish town just South of Andorra. Working up an appetite for Sunday lunch.
Other side of Col de Puymorens & jaunt into Spain. Also passed a solar thermal power plant with huge mirrors. Cool!
Andorran pizza. It might be the middle of summer, but in the shade it's still a bit chilly up here so went down well!
Today's ride: 38km climb to highest paved road in Pyrenees. Plus Col de Puymorens. Plus Ax 3 Domaines. Fantastic!
Rest day stroll into Ax-les-Thermes & back. Lovely shady path along the river
Today's ride: Plateau de Beille. It's OK, but not that pretty. Valley road super busy too. Think I've been spoilt?
Today's ride: Col de Pailheres... with a few others to a warm up Beautiful & it's another one for horse lovers!
Hmmmmm... not... sure... think this tyre maybe needs replacing #LotsOfMiles
Almond liqueur found in my sister's house. Yum! Fun fact: while it tastes of almonds there's actually none in there!
Deserted village alley in Quillan at dusk.
Entertainment in a little square in Quillan. This sort of thing is completely normal throughout summer in France.
Family dinner in Quillan. I'm not easily impressed by salad, but... that's not bad! Prefer my choice mind!
We're staying in Quillan today, but took a little walk out of town to get away from it all
Dropped by a random stranger 1km from Aspin summit today but somehow found a sprint 50m from top & got over him for KoM points! #OhYeah!
Today's ride: local loop then up the Col d'Aspin. Because, why not? Mooooooo!
What idiot tech writer thinks it's OK to say a function returns 'int' without listing the possible values & their meaning? #KidsTheseDays
Quite walk down a shady country lane. It doesn't always have to have an amazing view. Love the peace & quiet.
Imagine if resources spent on 'security' were used to improve things 'outside' so it's safe everywhere, not just 'at home' #BridgesNotWalls
Just walked into a restaurant & asked for the menu. Told chef was sleeping & don't know what will be served until he wakes up! #Different
Outrageously good dinner tonight. Soooo good & so much too. Had to take a doggy bag which was our lunch the next day!
Spotted in a local village: nice guy carrying a bike for a mate, or a bike thief! Around here likely it's the former.
Do you suppose it's by chance that a German beer bottle fits perfectly inside this nice German beer mug? I doubt it.
Today's ride: Cloudy spin up the valley, but as usual, view from the Col d'Aspin fails to disappoint!
Evening snack: Beer, baguette, roquefort, rillettes de canard. Yum! While Pratiwi went for coffee & cake. Durh!
Bagneres-de-Bigorre fete. Few early snaps in the market hall with freshly sliced prosciutto, drinks & other goodies.
Think this is a Persian Silk Tree, they seem very popular in this area & are all in flower right now. Very colourful.
Another Tourmalet day. Up top then a little way down the West side for a 'different' - it's all relative - angle.
As rock'n'roll as it gets in the French countryside: local singers at a campsite. At least there was free alcohol!
Pratiwi's favourite alcoholic beverage. All the better at this very offensive price! #MoreBeerMoneyForMe :P
Wondered into the nearby village on a sticky hot afternoon. Ice cream reward for some, cool glass of beer for others.
Saw something on social media re:shooting. Check news. Turns out its USA business as usual. Terrible but true http://www.gunviolencearchive.org
Relaxing in shade of an old apple tree. It's laden with fruit, lucky not to be doing an Isaac Newton impression!
When you don't feel like going high, a nice spin in the foothills is the go. Super quiet roads and views like this.
Watching sunset over a neighbouring cornfield. Air thick with pollen & insects. Lucky we don't suffer from hay fever!
Teenie, tiny little stroll near Hourquette d'Ancizan. Absolutely love it here. It's even good when not on a bike!
Relaxing near Hourquette d'Ancizan. Joys of carrying everything everywhere: always have outdoor furniture to hand
Let's take a selfie! Oh... and another picture of the cows. Because you can never have enough pictures of cows!
I often ride this road but drove today. Traffic here can be tricky as you see. Imagine negotiating this on a bike!
Lunch date at Payolle. Special day or something The confit du canard & gateau basque awesome & very affordable!
Another hideous day up the Tourmalet Long way round is so much better when actually eating & drinking enough!
OMG! Woke up this morning to discover we don't have any bread! Lucky this is France & 2 minutes later we're saved!
Awesome sunburst through the clouds out walking this evening.
Woodland walk this evening. A little bit late in the year for flowers, but there's still some colour in here.
European tick. Tiny little thing (my little finger for scale). Wouldn't last a minute in Australia!