Short break - Autumn '23

Little trip to the Atlantic coast and back through French & Spanish Basque country.

Saturday 30 September 2023

Another sublime lunch at Auberge d'Ahusquy. Yes, you correctly counted drinks followed by 4 courses! Nom! tongue

Saturday 30 September 2023

Today's view from the road... say no more!

Sunday 1 October 2023

Port de Larrau into Spain. 26km climb back to France (Pierre Saint-Martin) was fun: 37C max! wink Awesome day out! grin

Monday 2 October 2023

Short but steep hike through mostly shady forest to Passerelle d'Holzarte. Cool suspension bridge over a deep gorge.

Tuesday 3 October 2023

On this morning's ride... dreamy descent from Alto de Las Coronas. Autumn conditions don't get much better!

Tuesday 3 October 2023

Lunch at Restaurant Orialde, Ochagavia. Nice rustic vibe here. Dessert a stand out - love Spanish cheesecake. Nom! tongue

Wednesday 4 October 2023

Short hike to Mirador de Zamariain... what a view! This area of Spain a bit reminiscent of Aussie Blue Mountains smile

Thursday 5 October 2023

Coastal sunset vibes, Saint-Jean-de-Luz smile

Thursday 5 October 2023

Chipirons (baby squid), xistorra (Basque sausage) in honey sauce, croquettes & moule frite. Beer & sangria. Nom! tongue

Thursday 5 October 2023

Coastal start today then a few inland cols, which while only babies still got me above the clouds. Always special.

Friday 6 October 2023

Obligatory beach ride-by, Saint-Jean-de-Luz. Nice, but getting out of here through traffic chaos is 'interesting' wink