28 June 2010

Traveling through the Pyrenees

Today I leave the beautiful Lavendan Valley and travel back to the Ossau Valley

I say goodbye to the wonderful cycling lodge of La Lanterne Rouge, and it's myriad of incredible climbs just out the backdoor. To it's kind hosts Paddy and Olive, and it's fun guests who love cycling as much as I do. The 3 doctors from Denmark have moved on, and John from Scotland is here awaiting the arrival of 4 new Aussies later today. It is time for me to move on as well. I hope to play tourist in the coming days with a visit to the west coast of France, and to the Bastide area of Gers, as well as a ride up the Col de la Marie Blanque.

I took a picture of the Danes (Casper and Soren) at the restaurant on the Tourmalet and biking down the Pic du Midi a couple of days ago (snow closed the passage to the top). And John from Scotland heading out on his days ride up and over the Spandelles, Soulor, and Aubisque this morning. 
It has been a wonderful stay in Saint Savin. I will try to post some videos and more pictures in coming days. I will also be writing the Tips on being a fan at the Tour de France page over the next several days. Until then, happy travels and happy cycling....