Eating figs straight off the tree. Yum! And... erm... nom, nom, nom, nom! tongue


Visiting the market hall in Tarbes. So... here's the obligatory 'piles of bread & cheese' pictures! wink


Bit of exploration & finding the limit of what's marked as a road. Still got those MTB skills, even on 25mm tyres! wink


Dear Australia, you do know a nature reserve should be, um, reserved for nature? Not some lobbyist's dirty business! https://www.theguardian.com/busi...


Humans have been on the planet over 100,000 years, but destroyed 10% of it's wilderness in the past 20. #Doomed cry http://www.treehugger.com/conser...


A full fridge. And yes, light inside is blue so our whole place looks funky if no others on when you open the door smile


Quick lunch stop. Tried Parisienne Bruschetta to discover it's cheese on toast with ham! wink Very nice though. Nom! tongue


Spotted in local motorhome dealer: 'Crossover' model of our snail. Think it takes bit more than fat tyres though! tongue


Glass of rosé with lunch. In a beer glass. Because that's just how classy I am wink Cheers! grin


After yesterday some recovery needed so gentle spin to the Hourquette. If you call 1000m+ climb up here recovery wink


Top of Hautacam: Blue skies & views for miles! Well, it's the Col de Tramassel actually, but you knew that, right? wink


Evening walk between the cornfields. Val d'Adour, French Pyrenees.


Spotted this deer on a dusk walk. He stood looking at us before slowly walking into the corn. Magical. #DodgyPhonePic


Breakfast time! Rest day otherwise there'd be eggs in there too. Love fresh bread & croissant in the morning. Yum! tongue


Pot of 'industrial' desert with a few added Brambles picked straight from our hedge. Nom, nom! tongue #SimplePleasures


If you see the headline, "Pound Jumps..." remember it's all relative. GBP is still down over 24% against AUD in the last year! #Forex


While it might be a little cloudy down the valley, another glorious day up the Col d'Aspin. Simply love it up here!


Little trip to market today. We didn't pick up much, but how good does this slab of pork look? grin Nom, nom, nom tongue


Walls of snow in Spring, walls of corn in Summer. Just love the variety of the Northern seasons. Although - ask me again mid-winter! wink


Ahem, well, this is slightly embarrassing... finally gave in & joined the fat bike fad! Look at the size of that! wink


Wondering around in the woods near Payolle. Still pretty warm in the sun so it's nice to be in this shade.


Another wonderful summer's day up near the Hourquette d'Ancizan. Always nice to stop & say hello to the locals.


Pratiwi hasn't been up this road before but quite likes the view. Maybe she should ride a bike more? wink #FamousClimb


Post-recovery, recovery wink Cheers from Saint-Lary-Soulan! grin


Beautiful day for a recovery ride in the vallée d'Aure. Full on 'recovery' too, my heart rate average was 88bpm grin wink


Erm... didn't I just change this? Oh well, lucky there's nothing strenuous planned for today wink #LotsOfMiles


After an epic day on the bike, beer o'clock. And what a bottle: Alpirsbacher Kloster Starkbier. Cheers! grin


Route des Lacs descent one of most technical I've done. To finish hit up Piau Engaly because, why not?! #EpicDay grin


Lac d'Aumar & Lac d'Aubert. Sometimes I'm asked why cycle so much? The answer: to be able to get to places like this!


Listed among best Pyrenees rides, Cap-de-Long is indeed up there. Literally! This lake is higher than the Tourmalet!


Early dinner/late lunch. Kale & rice &... not quite sure what my chef has presented here but it was really good! smile


Spotted in a local store: Bigourdan Pin Cake is made of many layers spooned over it as it slowly cooks. Yummy! tongue grin


Today's ride: both sides of the Col du Portillion plus Superbagnères. Spectacular... & the descent is ballistic! grin


Today's ride: Port de la Bonaigua. Side trip to Pla de Beret had fantastic views of the Val d'Aran. Lovely place smile


Time for desert. Guess I'd better finish this Sangria first! wink grin tongue


We came to this place for the tapas, but could be worth another visit to try the steak. One of the smaller ones!


Didn't know what this dish was, but took it anyhow. Turns out to be deep fried cheese with jam on top. Soooo good! grin


When in Spain... grin Loving this tapas bar in Urtau Arties (Valle de Aran). It's an amazing place! Nom, nom, nom! tongue


Entering Val d'Aran from Port de la Bonaigua. One of the best parts of the Spanish Pyrenees we've seen. So beautiful.


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 wink


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! grin


Rest day stroll into Ax-les-Thermes & back. Lovely shady path along the river smile